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

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

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 | AARP Virginia | Comments

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 …

Art of Aging Together

Posted on 09/21/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Join AARP Virginia and Aging Together at the Daniel Technology Center on Monday, October 12th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm for the region’s only Expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. Health Screenings Product Samples Door Prizes Presentations 40+ Exhibitors Antique Appraisals with Mark Grove from Antiques Roadshow Pharmacist Medication Reviews Document Shredding Flu Shots Chair Yoga Harley-Davidson Motorcycles for people of all ages and abilities And more! All Free! AARP will present …

Join us on Sept 28th at the NVAN Annual Legislative Breakfast

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Join AARP Virginia at the Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN) 16th Annual Legislative Breakfast Monday, September 28, 2015 8:00 – 10:00 am Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax, VA 22033 Keynote Speaker: Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring, 48th Attorney General of Virginia, launched his career in public service as a town attorney in Lovettsville, and has served on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and eight years in the Virginia Senate. He …

Sing with one of the Northern Virginia Encore Chorales this Fall

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Encore invites you to join us for our Fall season of singing to be held at multiple locations in Northern Virginia.   Encore singers improve their voices, improve their health, meet new friends and enjoy a great new adventure singing challenging music in four parts in preparation to join other Encore Chorales for exciting community concerts. There are no auditions, new singers are welcome, and singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances. WHEN:                  Starting September 2015 for 15 weeks …

Aging in Place: Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Life Style

Posted on 08/25/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free workshop to find out how simple changes to your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish. AARP is teaming with McLean Community: A Village for All …