— To kick off a discussion of the DC budget for year 2020, AARP DC hosted a Budget Forum on August 29, 2018. Guest speakers included Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser who addressed issues ranging from senior services, to housing accessibility and affordability and public transportation. Click here to view the Budget Forum conversation. With the Budget Forum, AARP DC is launching Wednesdays at the Wilson Building (W@W). This video series …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …

— 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 …

— Do you have a flair for painting, poetry or some other form of creative expression? Here’s a chance to be recognized for your work. In cooperation with the Beacon newspapers, AARP DC is cosponsoring the Beacon Celebration of the Arts contest for amateur artists 50 and older in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The contest has four categories: painting, photography, poetry and sculpture/3D (including pottery, jewelry, textile arts and more). Artists may submit entries by jpeg from April …

— It’s tax time, and AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) wants District residents to know they may be eligible for a little-known tax break for low- to middle-income residents. The program, called Schedule H, provides rebates of up to $1,025 for those whose property taxes or rent exceed a certain portion of their adjusted gross income (AGI). To be eligible, homeowners or renters must have lived in the District for the entire 2017 calendar year. AGI must not exceed …