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AARP Joins with CAAB to Help Fight Hunger in Fairfax

Posted on 06/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP Virginia is joining with CAAB to help fight hunger in Fairfax during their annual summertime Food Drive. Please join us in addressing this important community need. When? July 1 – 31st   What food items are most needed at this time? Canned tomato products (crushed, peeled, diced, etc.) Canned meat (chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood) Rice Spaghetti sauce Fruit, fresh (in season) or canned (packed in fruit juice) Beans, dried or canned (black, kidney, pinto, etc.) Canned chili Canned …

Free Screening of Still Alice in Arlington

Posted on 06/12/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Join Us for a Free AARP Movies for Grownups Screening of Still Alice Wednesday, June 17th 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 7:30 p.m. Movie Screening Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, you are invited to watch a free screening of Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor …

Make a Difference in Loudoun County!

Posted on 05/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Hello Loudoun County Residents! You can make an incredible difference in someone’s life right in your own neighborhood…and it would take only a few hours a month of your time! AARP has joined with Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers (LVC) to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Loudoun County. LVC is a nonprofit agency that helps older adults, adults with disabilities and individuals suffering from chronic illness maintain their independence, by providing them with the little extra …

Alexandria’s Friendly Visitors make a real difference in seniors’ lives

Posted on 05/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Friendly Visitors make a real difference in seniors’ lives By Diane Stoy, Ph.D. Friendly Visitor Volunteer Extensive research has shown that depression and loneliness are major problems that impair the quality of life among older adults, and that there are significant benefits of socialization for seniors. The Friendly Visitor Program of Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) provides social interaction and relieves loneliness in senior citizens who are isolated or home-bound. When SSA first introduced the program …

Special Event: Conversations with Meryl Comer

Posted on 05/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Tuesday, June 9th from 1 to 3pm Aldersgate United Methodist Church (1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria, VA 22308) Meryl Comer is an Emmy award–winning reporter, veteran TV producer and business talk show host. She is President and CEO of the Georey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, virtual innovation challenges, m-health technologies and national public service campaigns like Georey Beene’s Rock Stars of Science™. A co-founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s, Comer has many accolades, including the 2015 Lauder Alzheimer’s …

AARP’s Jane King Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Congratulations to Jane King on being the recipient of the Annie B. Rose Lifetime Achievement Award, an Alexandria Commission on Aging 2015 Excellence in Aging Award. The purpose of the Annie B. Rose Lifetime Achievement Award is to identify for community recognition an individual whose exemplary achievements span a lifetime of public service, and whose achievements have been devoted to significantly enhancing the community, especially to advancing social justice and aging concerns, for all citizens; in doing so, to honor …