—   By Reverend Doctor Kendrick E. Curry, AARP DC State President A little over 2 months ago, I was selected to serve as AARP DC’s volunteer State President. With more than 87,000 AARP members in the District, I still marvel at the collective power we have to make a positive difference in our community. The local budget season is heating up, and we need your help to ensure your Councilmembers include funding for critical programs in the final budget. On …

— Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. What is it? The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP DC will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and the …

— AARP DC Advocates for #2020AgeFriendlyBudget AARP District of Columbia will continue to fight for what is in the best interest of our 88,000 members and all District residents age 50 and older. AARP District of Columbia’s legislative and regulatory goals in 2019 will protect and strengthen the programs to maximize independence for District residents to remain in their homes as they age (i.e., age in place). Such programs include: assistance for family caregivers, home and community-based programs, and nutrition services. …

— Wednesdays at the Wilson Building (W@W) is a video series that provides brief updates on the current state of the District, encourages advocacy and connects policy experts to District residents. AARP DC will report on what’s going on with District Council at the Wilson Building and the Mayor’s offices, with a focus on issues that contribute toward an Age-Friendly city where individuals of all ages can live, work and play. To get involved in this important advocacy effort: Follow AARP …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP DC is providing opportunities to connect and help build a city for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Refresh your Driving Skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course 2019 Class Schedule in the District Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 26, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, May 24, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, June 28, 9:30am – 2:30pm  4 hour Refresher Course Friday, July 26,  9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, August 23, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, September 27, 9:30am – 2:30pm  4 hour Refresher Course Friday, October 25, 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday, November 22, 9:30am – 4:30pm Location: Sibley Center for Rehabilitative Medicine …

— The AARP Smart Driver course is geared towards drivers 50+ ( though any driver may attend) and covers practical defensive driving techniques, the effects of the normal changes to vision and hearing caused by aging and the effects of medications and alcohol. The course reviews the latest ‘rules of the road’ and operating vehicles safely in today’s environment and with today’s technology. It is not a behind-the-wheel course but a classroom seminar with a good deal of interaction between the …

— The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Register today to join the AARP Driver Safety course on October 5! Why take the course? Over nine in 10 course participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course. Over eight in ten participants felt that information they learned in the course has prevented them from being …

— By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …