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Arlington County VICAP is looking for Volunteer Medicare Counselors

Posted on 06/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Arlington County VICAP is looking for Volunteer Medicare Counselors. You can make a difference in the lives of older Arlingtonians! Arlington County Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) provides Medicare counseling to Medicare-eligible Arlington residents, their family members and care partners. We provide the training and certification to become a Counselor; you acquire valuable skills and enjoy a satisfying Volunteer experience knowing YOU have had a direct impact on someone’s life. Arlington County VICAP needs Volunteers with basic computer skills …

AARP Speakers Available on Wide Range of Topics

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

The AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, difficult conversations about driving, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Virginians 50-plus live their best …

Caring for the Caregiver Hack: An Intergenerational and Inspiring Event

Posted on 03/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Virginia’s Senior Navigator and its Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving created the remarkable, intergenerational “Caring for the Caregiver Hack”, a competition featuring teams from seven Virginia universities and colleges. AARP Virginia sponsored the second year of this event, for which Bob Stephen, AARP Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs, served as a judge. Each university team, over a 24-hour period, created new technology-driven tools for caregivers. The teams were required to demonstrate the tool they had developed, the technology …

Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft

Posted on 02/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year.           We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. It’s free of charge for everyone — members, non-members, and people of all ages. For over fifty years AARP has been committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. …

Special Deal for AARP members @ the Children’s Theater Festival

Posted on 12/21/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP Virginia and Teatro de la Luna are celebrating children and the arts at the annual Children’s Theater Festival. Have fun, enjoy theater and educational activities, and share in the excitement! Six hours of theater, magic, dance, and other activities to delight the entire family.  View the full schedule of activities.  All activities are bilingual. Saturday, January 16, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Teatro de la Luna performs at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre in Arlington 1611 North Kent Street, …

Special Event: Resources and Support for Alexandria’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 12/21/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Every day, family caregivers go above and beyond to help their loved ones remain at home; however, most caregivers need additional support. Caregivers are often left feeling overwhelmed, confused or even guilty because of the stress involved with caring for an older parent or loved one. If you are a caregiver in need of support, AARP Virginia and Senior Services of Alexandria invite you to a special event featuring retired Major General Antonio Taguba and others who will discuss the challenges …

Volunteer Advocates Needed! Training Provided

Posted on 12/21/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

©iStockphoto.com/mattjeacock The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to: Visit local nursing and assisted living facilities Work to protect resident rights & help resolve concerns Dedicate four hours per week for one year Conduct visits between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays As a Volunteer Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing home or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are …

Carol Downs of Alexandria receives AARP’s Gordon Morton Award for Volunteer Service

Posted on 11/16/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP Virginia has presented Carol Downs of Alexandria with the revered Gordon Morton Award for Volunteer Service. “Through her dedicated work in the community, Carol Downs has improved the quality of life for many older residents in the City of Alexandria and beyond,” said AARP Virginia Community Outreach Director Amber Nightingale Sultane. “She was born with the social worker gene implanted in her soul – and a sense of humor that adds some lighter moments to even the toughest situations.” …

Prepare to Care workshop Virginia Beach

Posted on 09/21/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/anightingale/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. No one is ever completely prepared for the job, especially since caregiving is often a long-term responsibility that may become more difficult over time. Do you spend several hours a week or more helping a loved one with daily living – housework, driving, grocery shopping – medical care, or financial responsibilities? Do you sometimes put the needs of your loved one in front of …