District residents should feel secure in the knowledge that the law protects their valuable assets from fraud. The proposed Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) not only modernizes District law but would also act like a permission slip for the Power of Attorney (POA), financial institutions, and community creating distinct rules that protect seniors and vulnerable individuals.
The votes are in – the Council of the District of Columbia passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget unanimously. We are pleased to share with you the results of your collective advocacy efforts.
A little over 2 months ago, I was selected to serve as AARP DC’s volunteer State President. With more than 87,000 AARP members in the District, I still marvel at the collective power we have to make a positive difference in our community.
Looking ahead to the 2020 city budget, AARP District of Columbia and the DC Senior Advisory Coalition are hosting a Lobby Day, on Tuesday, April 30, at the Wilson Building, which houses the offices of the mayor and D.C. Council.
Wednesdays at the Wilson Building (W@W) is a video series that provides brief updates on the current state of the District, encourages advocacy and connects policy experts to District residents.
As the City Council begins working on the 2020 budget, AARP DC is advocating for items on the Age-Friendly DC agenda, including preventing elder abuse and ensuring that older adults have access to home- and community-based support services.
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