— AARP’s purpose is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. As such, AARP is pleased to sponsor the Washington Wizards’ Wizdom Dance Team, a dance troupe cast from a field of 50-plus adults in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. Watch the Wizdom Dance Team perform at an upcoming Wizards game, and get to know AARP staff and volunteers! An hour before each game, visit AARP in the Sales Center of the Capital One Arena (3rd …

— AARP DC Advocates for #2020AgeFriendlyBudget As we begin a new executive, legislative, and regulatory session, 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 …

— 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!

— Voting dates In the nation’s capital, eligible citizens can register to vote online until Oct. 16. Mailed applications must be received by the Board of Elections by the same date or in person up to and on Election Day,  Tuesday, Nov. 6. You can vote early in person from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2. Requests for absentee ballots must be received by Oct. 30, but military and overseas absentee-ballot requests must be received by Oct. 16. Proof of residency is …

— 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 …

— 2018 is going to be exciting. It’s an election year.  AARP DC is keeping a close eye on where candidates stand on the issues that matter most to the 50+ in the District. In May we will release voter guides to help keep the public aware of candidate positions on issues identified in our 2017 Member Survey. We want you informed when it’s time to cast your ballot. We’ll also continue to advance policies that improve the overall quality of …

Voter Guides

— The city of Washington, D.C. utilizes a “strong mayor” and city council system. In this form of municipal government, the city council serves as the city’s primary legislative body while the Mayor serves as the city’s chief executive officer.  At-large council positions represent the entire District. The Washington, D.C. City Council is the city’s primary legislative body. The council votes on and drafts legislation, approves the city’s annual budget and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the …

— On April 8th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, the Anacostia/Bellevue/Congress Heights AARP Chapter #4870 will convene a Ward 8 City Council candidates forum at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, 3845 South Capitol Street, SW. Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the Washington Informer and former DC AARP state president, will be the moderator. In order for the forum to be substantive, all candidates will be asked to share their creative and innovative ideas regarding the major issues facing Ward …