Back to Work 50+ at DC Department of Employment Services
The District of Columbia has a diverse population of talented job seekers looking to enter or reenter the workforce and assume roles as productive, full-time employees. This universe of job seekers includes valued community members between the ages of 50 and 64 that were previously employed and are ready to get back to work.
Back to Work 50+ is an initiative launched by the Department of Employment Services with the AARP Foundation that helps to find employment opportunities for mature job seekers.
To apply for Back to Work 50+ or for more information on other resources available through the AARP Foundation, please contact AARP at 1-855-850-2525 to register for an upcoming Jobseekers Workshop.
Home Delivered Meals
DC Office on Aging offers home delivered meals to adults over 60 who are unable to shop for and/or prepare the food themselves, or travel to a community dining site. These meals contain one-third of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients.
Individuals under age 60 also may be eligible if they are the spouse of a homebound older adult or an individual with disabilities that resides with a homebound older adult. This service is also available on weekends.
For more information on how you may participate, contact the DC Aging and Disability Resource Center in your ward or call the DC Office on Aging's Information and Assistance division at (202) 724-5626.
Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Program (HAIP)
This Program provides a grant of up to $30,000 for accessibility modifications needed to adjust most physical barriers within a home for persons with mobility or other physical impairments.
For more information on how you may participate, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development's Information and Assistance division at (202) 442-7200.