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The AARP Bulletin

For 31 years, many of Washington’s low-income, long-term care recipients were allowed to keep only $70 of their monthly income to pay for their personal needs—from haircuts to clothes to hygiene products. The rest went to help pay for their nursing home or other care.
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.
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.
AARP DC’s volunteer advocacy team helped prevent cuts to two programs that had been on the chopping block in the recently passed fiscal 2024 city budget.
Ease their burden by offering compassion and assisting with financial and emotional recovery
Volunteers are needed to help keep District of Columbia roads safe—and to keep older drivers confident behind the wheel. Volunteers receive training to teach in-person AARP Smart Driver courses, which are held both online and at community centers, hospitals, libraries and other sites.
Do you know a volunteer in the District who gives their time and talent to help others in their community?
The D.C. Council is working to finalize the city budget for fiscal year 2024, and AARP DC is encouraging residents to make their voices heard in support of programs that help improve the lives of adults 50-plus.
The AARP District of Columbia Speakers Bureau offers presentations on a wide range of topics important to older adults, such as caregiving, health care, driver safety, encore careers and fraud prevention.
AARP District of Columbia wants to hear from Black residents 40 and older about their experiences accessing health care in the district.
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