AARP Washington DC

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AUG 15, 2022
Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is making a significant difference in Washington, DC?
SEP 22, 2022
Are you looking for ways to serve your community and use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people 50+ across the District?
AUG 24, 2022
In honor of its 60th Anniversary, AARP teamed up with a nonprofit organization to embark on an ambitious project to place an outdoor fitness park organized by FitLot in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP is also investing in robust programming at each location. Programming involves a 45 to 60 minute instructor-led demonstration of the equipment and group circuit training.
AUG 17, 2022
Seniors should never have to make a choice between paying for needed medication and other necessities like food or rent, and tens of millions of adults in Medicare drug plans will soon have peace of mind knowing their out-of-pocket expenses are limited every year.
JUL 15, 2022
We’re here for the 50+ in our nation’s capital, to offer free events and enriching experiences for members and their guests that can help with finances, family, and fun!
JUL 21, 2022
Grants Part of Initiative to Make Communities More Livable
JUN 22, 2022
All registered voters will be sent an absentee ballot for the Nov. election and can vote safely from home.
SEP 4, 2022
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
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Children who don’t have reading proficiency by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. 
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AARP announced the 2021 Community Challenge Grant winners. Grants were awarded to four local organizations in the District of Columbia that are implementing projects to benefit residents of all ages and backgrounds. Grant recipients include DC Greens, the DC Office of Planning, the George Washington University Center for Aging and Vida Senior Centers.
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Is your 65th birthday coming up? You know what that means: It’s time to prepare for Medicare. Get ahead of the game with answers from our free webinar on Medicare, including when to enroll, what’s covered and where to find help along the way.
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A new study highlights health disparities between Black and white older adults in the District of Columbia. The study, completed by AARP District of Columbia in partnership with Georgetown University, shows that rates for heart failure, diabetes, stroke, COPD, and asthma were 2 to 3 times higher for Black older adults than for whites.
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AARP DC volunteers Wes and Ron have a candid conversation about their experiences coming of age as gay men at a time when being gay was not widely accepted, memories of the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, their first Pride event in DC, and what life is like now as an LGBTQ elder.
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AARP DC is working with Reduce Energy Use DC for the second year in a row to help District residents create energy saving habits and save money by reducing energy costs.
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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. 
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AARP DC is celebrating influential Black LGBTQ advocates, activists and artists. Learn more about these heroes who paved the way for future generations.  
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Benefits and Eligibility
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.
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AARP DC is focusing its advocacy efforts on protecting and strengthening essential programs and services for residents 50-plus in the District of Columbia.
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