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It has been said that a budget is a set of priorities put in numbers. Show me your budget, and I’ll see what you value. For over 65 years, AARP has advocated in a non-partisan way for Americans 50 and older to have what they need to live their best life at any age, choosing where they want to live, and never being discriminated against because of their age, gender or financial status.
In the fabric of society, few programs have woven themselves as deeply into the American culture as Social Security. The economic devastation of the Great Depression further exposed society's vulnerabilities, with millions of older Americans in poverty and many more at risk of financial ruin. In response, the Social Security Act was signed into law to better ensure a measure of income security for older Americans in retirement.
Living Unequally: Disrupting Health Disparities in the District
Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and voting options in Washington, D.C., such as voting by mail, early voting or voting with a disability.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
More than 48 million Americans, including 74,000 here in the District, are family caregivers. It is one of the most important jobs we will ever do, and one of the most difficult. Family caregivers help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently – managing medications, preparing meals, helping with bathing and dressing and so much more.
Local advocates, backed by an AARP grant, are making a push to help the city’s older residents sign up for and use a program that could cut their transportation costs and expand their access to basic services.
Washington, D.C. residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
Vida Senior Centers, the oldest Hispanic nonprofit in Washington, D.C., won a $2,500 AARP Community Challenge grant to create a community garden. The AARP grants fund quick-turnaround projects that aim to make communities more livable.
However, report finds systemic gaps in DC in long-term care staffing, lack of quality transportation and long-term care affordability
For too long, America’s seniors have paid the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Thankfully, landmark drug pricing reforms that AARP helped secure have started to go into effect. Our organization fought the big drug companies over these commonsense reforms for more than 20 years, and today, the new law is bringing real relief for the nearly 95,000 District residents currently enrolled in Medicare.
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