SEP 10, 2021
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
SEP 14, 2021
AARP District of Columbia is seeking nominations for the 2021 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. If you know someone whose volunteer work has improved the community, enhanced people's lives or inspired others to volunteer, they could be the next Andrus Award recipient!
SEP 10, 2021
With the assistance of the AARP Community Challenge Grant, DC Greens is constructing The Well at Oxon Run Park, which will provide a wide array of community-envisioned, culturally-relevant programming.
AUG 18, 2021
The grant will be used to support the inaugural Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge.
When the pandemic hit last year, AARP DC made it a priority to reach the District’s Hispanic/Latino community with accurate information. AARP DC reached out to El Tiempo Latino, the largest Spanish-language news outlet in the District of Columbia, and produced 5 Facebook Live events with them in summer 2020 that focused on Covid-19’s impact on the community. Guests included experts from the Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
AARP fought for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a temporary $3.2 billion Federal Communications Commission program to help District of Columbia residents and all Americans access affordable, high-speed internet during the pandemic. Eligible households can apply now.
AARP DC is focusing its advocacy efforts on protecting and strengthening essential programs and services for residents 50-plus in the District of Columbia.
Experience Corps is now recruiting volunteer literacy tutors and mentors for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade in District of Columbia public and charter schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
AARP’s Speakers Bureau provides helpful guidance to local community groups on a wide range of topics important to older adults, such as caregiving, health care, driver safety, encore careers and fraud prevention.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier. AARP developed this family caregiver guide with you, the caregiver, in mind and as a starting point to help you find the services and support you might need throughout your journey.
When the vaccine became available to District residents age 65 and older in January, Philip Pannell jumped at the chance to get the shot. He has seen firsthand the impact of Covid-19 on DC residents in Ward 8, where he lives. Ward 8 has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the District.
Sky Blossom is a raw, candid look at the 24.5 million teens and twenty-somethings caring for a veteran parent or grandparent. This special AARP virtual event will feature clips from the film and a live discussion afterward.
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