The Latino Family Day picnic was a fun picnic, but it was also a chance for AARP DC and Latino residents to share and connect.
About 1,200 people attended the event at Lamont Park and had an opportunity to peruse and take away a variety of AARP resources and information from the AARP DC booth.
Johnny Garcia, senior operations associate, other staff and volunteers enjoyed talking with the booth visitors, and conversations often led to discussing whatever AARP resources were helpful. May booth visitors took away brochures and fact sheets on the new federal health care reform benefits, long term care, AARP legal services, and a number of other topics.
Louis Davis, Jr., AARP DC senior state director, was one of the speakers on the program. He invited DC residents at the picnic to become AARP DC members and volunteers. Davis explained that AARP DC is reaching out to Latinos via community events and Spanish language publications such as Viva, and with fact sheets on topics such as AARP’s free legal services, and home and community-based long-term care services.
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