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 is excited to announce 159 awards as part of its 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program, including two grantees in the District of Columbia: Community Foodworks and Safe Routes Partnership. Learn about their projects to increase access to healthy food and make the District more livable for residents of all ages.
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.
Many residents age 50-plus share common goals: They want Washington, D.C., to be a livable community for people of all ages. They want supportive services for an estimated 75,000 unpaid family caregivers. And they want a strong nest egg for retirement.
Join the AARP DC State Office for a Community Conversation with the local LGBTQ Community to get an understanding of concerns individuals may be facing living in the District. AARP DC is interested in concerns of the LGBTQ Community and what the State Office can do to help guide the efforts of the Age Friendly DC initiative in making DC a better place for people of all ages.