— 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 by nominating them 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 9, 2018, and the winner will receive …

— Do you paint or draw? Perhaps you make pottery, jewelry or sculpt. Or do you enjoy digital photography or poetry? In whichever of these arts you shine, you are invited to enter your best works in the Celebration of the Arts — a competition for amateur artists 50 and over who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Winners will receive awards, cash prizes (up to $100), as well as the opportunity to exhibit in one or more …

— Here at AARP, we are committed to helping all individuals 50+ live their lives with dignity and honor — that includes those who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and others. Please join AARP DC this Pride season, at the following events and activities! Silver Pride Wednesday, May 30, 3:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m., HRC Building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW Come learn and celebrate! This event for LGBTQ seniors will host an array of activities, including a tea …

— Chances are, you’ve acquired good communication skills over the years. Why not share them with children? AARP DC is recruiting volunteers for AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a program that places adults 50 and older in elementary school classes and after-school programs to tutor kids in reading and literacy. Volunteers find it gratifying to help the students—most of whom improve academically—and to stay physically and mentally active. Volunteers must commit to giving at least five hours a week, on two to …

— On the evening of February 22, 2018, Richard Charles Jones Crutchfield entered into eternal rest. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Crutchfield and our hearts go out to his family and friends. He was an outstanding and inspirational human being and leader who was the quintessential model for living your best life after 50. Richard was a District native born on August 22, 1931, to parents Sam Thomas and Thelma Helaise Jones. In 1949, he graduated from …

— AARP DC volunteers play a critical role in our efforts to help the District’s 50+ live their best lives. The impact our volunteers have on this work cannot be overstated. Through letter writing, attending hearings, giving testimony, participation in rallies, and various other activities we are able to serve the 50+ community on issues that matter most to them. Issues impacting District seniors are experienced differently in each ward, which is why we’ve added a new layer to our volunteer …

— “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. AARP DC volunteer Jay Thal is a 2018 Community Cornerstone Award recipient. He’s lived in DC for over 50 years and has been serving his community for just as long. Councilmember Anita Bonds and the Third Annual Community Cornerstone Awards The Community Cornerstone Award was established to publicly recognize community builders throughout the District of Columbia. These are people who make this city a better place …

— Washington, DC — AARP DC is pleased to announce that Wes Morrison has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Award honors outstanding individuals whose volunteer work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Every year AARP state offices across the country and in the U.S. territories choose an Andrus Award winner based …

— Are you new to your neighborhood or looking for ways to get involved? AARP DC wants residents to know there are eight member-led AARP chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on caregiving and fraud prevention, and outings such as Potomac River cruises and Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park. The Southwest Waterfront chapter, for example, has been active for 25 years, providing a variety of service opportunities, as well as programs to help keep …

— Get to Know AARP DC State President Joseph Williams, Sr. Reverend Joseph K. Williams, Sr. has served as the volunteer AARP DC State President since 2014. With more than 20 years of experience in the Human Services field and Organizational Development, he currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Emmaus Services for the Aging and Emmaus Rehabilitation, LLC. He is a native Washingtonian, who grew up east of the Anacostia River. Joe is a graduate of the DC Public …

— AARP DC will donate $1,000 on behalf of the 2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of his or her choosing. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ making a significant difference in your neighborhood? Honor his or her dedication and commitment with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for …