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If you’re a veteran, the nation honors you on Nov. 11. If you are also a low-income D.C. resident 60 or older, you may qualify for assistance from AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) Veterans Advocacy Project.
AARP DC participated in the Citi Open Tennis Tournament from August 3 -6, 2017. AARP DC's mission was to spread awareness about the information and resources available in the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The engagement at the AARP DC exhibit booth included a survey that tested participants' knowledge of the latest scams, and tactics being used to defraud unsuspecting individuals of their hard-earned money. Over the course of the four days:
“I enjoy reading and I enjoy learning,” said Ms. Janie Simmons. After retiring from a 40+ year career with the government, Ms. Simmons didn’t know what she was going to do. “I wasn’t going to let the dust accumulate under my feet,” she explained.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps matches children with caring volunteers 50 and older who take time to tutor and mentor children who need basic literacy skills and guidance. Volunteers receive extensive training and staff support to enable them to meet the children’s needs. Volunteers must possess a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal background check and a basic literacy screening. Volunteers must complete at least 25 hours of training and serve preferably three days a week for a total of 10-15 hours. Monthly stipends are available. Make a tangible difference, helping to shape young lives in the schools and communities of the DC Metro area.
The city of Washington, D.C. utilizes a "strong mayor" and city council system. In this form of municipal government, the city council serves as the city's primary legislative body while the Mayor serves as the city's chief executive officer. At-large council positions represent the entire District. The Washington, D.C. City Council is the city's primary legislative body. The council votes on and drafts legislation, approves the city's annual budget and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the council appoints members to boards and commissions and gives the final say on appointments made by the Mayor.
La capital de la nación es una de las ciudades habitables más grandes en Estados Unidos, en parte por su gran cantidad de carriles de bicicletas. Pero, ¿hay suficientes carriles para la cantidad de ciclistas?
It’s official. District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has committed DC to being one of seven pilot sites in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. At a news conference on October 3 rd, Mayor Gray announced that becoming an age-friendly city is the first of four goals in the city’s Strategic Plan for Community Living in an Age-Friendly City. The commitment marks the beginning of a multi-year planning and implementation process in the District.
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