— On September 19, 2018, a devastating fire forced nearly 200 residents of the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex in Southeast DC to flee their homes. Thanks to the quick action of firefighters, first responders and U.S. Marines from the nearby Washington Barracks, there was fortunately no loss of life. However, the building suffered major damage to the upper floors and now has a partially collapsed roof. Since the fire, Capper residents have been temporarily housed in hotels, nursing facilities, …

— 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!

— 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 …