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AARP Speakers Available on Wide Range of Topics

Posted on 04/19/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

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 …

Caregiving: 5 Music Apps

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

As a former music therapist and a current primary caregiver for her Dad who has Alzheimer’s, Amy Goyer finds music and technology are two of her most helpful caregiving tools. This video combines both by highlighting five easy music apps she uses on a daily basis for her Dad (and herself as a caregiver) to motivate, stimulate interaction and socialization, soothe and comfort, and help her Dad sleep. What apps do you use when caregiving?  

AARP’s Jane King Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Posted on 04/14/2015 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 …

Heisung Lee: A Superhuman Volunteer Making a Difference in Fairfax County!

Posted on 04/6/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Meet Heisung Lee, who operates a senior center for Koreans! Heisung Lee is a superhero, a tireless crusader. She’s the volunteer behind the Korean Central Senior Center in Centreville, Virginia, which at one time served 500 seniors at a time. Lee’s impressive program is hosted by the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. The senior center was started by the church leadership in 1994, but Lee has taken it to a whole new level. “At the time I was …

Meet Fairfax’s Corazon Foley, founder of a senior center “Without Walls”!

Posted on 04/6/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Meet Corazon Foley, founder of a senior center “Without Walls”! Corazon Foley (Cora for short) is one of those retired people who are busy with their post-work life. She has written seven books since her retirement in 2007 from the State Department, and she started the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls (BWSSCWoW), a complex name for a simple idea: A senior center that moves from place to place as needed in the northern Virginia community where she lives. If …

Share the Korean Experience in America at this Year’s Creative Aging Festival

Posted on 04/3/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

by Don Harmon, AARP Volunteer Marketing and Communications Specialist This May the public will be able to see the remarkable work of the Korean Central Senior Center (KCSC) artists at the Creative Aging Festival sponsored by Fairfax County, AARP Virginia, the Fairfax County Arts Council together with several community organizations and businesses. This month-long festival features a wide range of art programming including performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, and classes. The festival also includes programs that unlock the creative …