Hear from the Washington, DC mayoral candidates on October 9, 2014. AARP DC is ready to inform its 89,000 members and the general public about priority issues important to DC residents 50+. Muriel Bowser ( @MurielBowser), David Catania ( @DavidCataniaDC) and Carol Schwartz ( @DCCarolSchwartz) have pledged to participate.
Dedicating your time to help others is an altruistic way to make a difference in someone’s life. But who gets the most out of a volunteer experience – the volunteer or the recipient? Experience Corps recently sat down with two of their male DC-area volunteers, to learn more about their experiences with Experience Corps. Experience Corps is an AARP program that places adults age 50 and older in elementary schools to tutor and mentor students in reading and literacy. These men spoke about how the work has impacted their lives, as well as the lives of the children they reach.
Living a vigorous life in service to others was how Sue Whitman was remembered during a memorial service in her honor on June 14, 2014 at Iona House. Sue died on March 27 th at the age of 103. She was buried next to her husband at Arlington National Cemetery As a member of AARP DC’s Advocacy Team, Sue was a champion for long-term care for the elderly in Washington, DC. In addition to serving as an AARP volunteer, Sue donated her advocacy “muscle” to a number of the District’s groups working with older residents including: serving as founding President of the Volunteer Clearinghouse, working for ten years as an Iona House volunteer, and being a Commissioner on the DC Commission on Aging.
On June 5, 2014, AARP DC will lead a public conversation during the 2014 Capital Pride Week about gaining knowledge to identify caregiving and isolation resources. (Learn more about this event and register here.) Wes Morrison, an AARP DC volunteer, has learned to manage his caregiving needs and confront his feelings of isolation. This is his story.
Sharing chapter management tips through guest speakers and training events, keeps AARP DC chapters "on top" of trends that lead to successful chapters. That's what happens when officers from District AARP chapters come together quarterly for half-day training sessions that includes a lot of idea sharing.
AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.
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