— Aging in place means being able to travel confidently in the community, whether to shop, dine out or connect with friends. Capitol Hill Village, which serves Capitol Hill residents, won an AARP Community Challenge grant to help low-income older adults better navigate transportation. The organization is using the funds for training that will help residents understand transportation technology and the options available in the capital city. Training will include speakers, live demonstrations and practice activities. The Community Challenge Grant program …

— Washington, DC — AARP DC is pleased to announce that Darryl Taylor has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 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 …

— AARP District of Columbia asked, and artists 50-plus answered, submitting creations for the Beacon Celebration of the Arts contest. AARP, in conjunction with the Beacon newspaper, sponsored the inaugural competition, open to nonprofessional area artists age 50 and over who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. More than 400 artists submitted over 900 pieces of art! All winning works and honorable mentions will be on display for the public. Admission is free. When: November 29 – December …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Open Enrollment season is upon us. Now is the time to do research and determine which health plan is best for you, and your family in the year ahead. Here’s some information that may help with this process… Medicare Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7, 2018. You can compare the plans available in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you choose, by visiting Medicare.gov or calling 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). AARP advises to consider the “Four C’s” …

— Información en Español aquí Connect with AARP for special discounted tickets for members and their guests on select performances of Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in DC this fall. The performance is in Spanish with English subtitles, so everyone can enjoy. Before the performance, stop by the AARP table to find out about programs and events happening in DC, and how you can get involved! BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Click HERE, scroll …

— Information in English here. Conéctate con AARP para obtener boletos con descuentos especiales para los socios y sus invitados en ciertas presentaciones de Como Agua para Chocolate en el GALA Hispanic Theater en D.C. este otoño. Las presentaciones son en español con subtítulos en inglés para que todos puedan disfrutarla. Visita la mesa de AARP antes del comienzo de la obra para conocer sobre los programas y eventos que la organización lleva a cabo en D.C. y cómo puedes participar …

— 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 …

— 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. Join AARP DC this year at the following events and activities! AARP on Tap Come join AARP DC for a drink, storytelling and support. AARP DC will be hosting listening sessions this year for each letter of the LGBT spectrum. We’re sharing information from Maintaining Dignity: A Survey of …