— 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!

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7 p.m. ET You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— Older workers are loyal, experienced and have a strong work ethic. But people over 50 may not have the job-seeking skills to nail that new opportunity. The last week in September is National Employ Older Workers Week, and AARP DC reminds residents of available tools to enhance the job hunt. AARP Foundation offers a “7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Guide” and a video series featuring ways to help adults 50 and older compete in today’s job market. Get a …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— The President’s Two Cents: Budget Matters In order to achieve the benefit of being an Age Friendly City,  advocates understand that the DC budget season never really ends. How the city allocates its financial resources has quite a tangible effect on our everyday lives. Our city services for older adults are coordinated through the lens of the Older Americans Act. It is a model of a core staple services, that falls short of the needed resources to maintain an Age Friendly …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— AARP DC is hosting a free party to watch and participate in the AARP Online Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Job seekers 50-plus are invited to visit prospective employers’ virtual booths and chat online with company representatives. They can also ask questions in webinars and chat with career coaches online. Workers 50-plus typically experience longer bouts of unemployment than their younger counterparts, and this event aims to shorten the duration. The watch party is …

— Update on August 31, 2017: This event has already reached the venue capacity. However, you may still register here for the online event and participate from the comfort of your home! ### Are you seeking a career change or a new job? Join AARP DC for a job seekers program with a simulcast of “AARP’s Online Career Fair” and in-person support resources of a local job counselor. The event features webinars and live chat sessions with access to more than 40 …

— If you’re 50 or older, you probably have valuable job experience. But do you have the right tools for a successful  job search? AARP DC is offering a hands-on workshop to help job seekers find employment and develop the skills they need in today’s workplace. In 2015, District residents ages 45-64 had higher unemployment rates than the national average for that age group. The event, called Job Search in the Digital Age, will be Thursday, June 22, at 4 p.m. …