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Ginger Thompson

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Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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Help Preserve Social Security for Your Generation with an Advocacy Internship

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

  You can also view this posting at AARP Careers   We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!   The State and National Group (SNG) is …

Gain Real Work Experience with an AARP Virginia Communications Internship

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

Communications Intern – AARP Virginia – Summer 2016   Reporting directly to the Associate Director, Communications, the intern will provide communications support for state and federal advocacy campaigns, voter education, anti-hunger and other local initiatives.  Intern will help staff communicate with AARP members, media and the public, focusing on digital media channels. Intern will develop content for state office webpage, social media sites, member emails and e-newsletters, prepare and distribute news releases and make media calls.   Intern must be …

Join AARP Members for Dinner in Midlothian!

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP Virginia to Host Dinner Group in Midlothian Midlothian_ Join AARP Virginia at the next Dinner Group on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Camdela’s Pizzaria and Ristorante Italiano, Ivymont Square Shopping Center, 14235 Midlothian Turnpike. This event is open to all AARP members and their guests.   Attendees can expect to meet other AARP members in the Midlothian area and enjoy a 15 percent discount on their dinner entrée. There will not be a seminar …

Caregivers Survey: To Implement Family Support Policies in the Workplace

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

A growing number of workers in Virginia face the demand and challenges that often are associated with providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory problems.   Most working caregivers take on their role without formal training or financial support to ensure the safety and care for their family member. Research suggests that many employed caregivers are not given support in the workplace to adequately care for their family, especially for low-wage workers. Without any implementation …

AARP Sponsors Governor’s Conference on Aging

Posted on 04/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

RICHMOND — AARP will sponsor the first Governor’s Conference on Aging in 13 years to identify ways to enhance the health and well-being of Virginians as they age. The Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services will convene the meeting in Richmond May 2-3. There are nearly 1.5 million Virginians age 60 and older. By 2030, 1 in 4 Virginians – more than 2 million people – will be age 60 and older, presenting new economic and social opportunities …

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

Disrupt Aging Is Available Nationwide from Retail and Online Booksellers   ARLINGTON_ In her personal and thought-provoking book, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins inspires us to seize the opportunities that longer lives give us and to embrace aging as something to look forward to, not something to fear.  Share an evening with AARP’s engaging and spirited CEO as she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making …

Making A Life-Long Home with an AARP Home Fit Workshop

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

Fredericksburg_ AARP Virginia and The Community Wellness Coalition will host a Home Fit Workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Arm of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA.   The purpose of the AARP Home Fit Workshop is to help people find ways to make their homes more livable as they get older. The workshop provides information to participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their …

‘Shred Fest 2016’ to Help Lynchburg-Area Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

Local Event one of Dozens Scheduled Nationwide to Provide Secure Document Destruction   LYNCHBURG – As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Virginia is sponsoring “Shred Fest 2016,” an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records.   “Financial fraud causes millions of dollars in losses each year,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato. “With the tax-filing season behind us, we’re encouraging taxpayers to do …

VSU Cares to Provide Free Medical Services for Petersburg Community

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gmcdaniel/" title="Posts by Ginger Thompson" rel="author">Ginger Thompson</a> | AARP Virginia |

Petersburg_ Join AARP Virginia at Virginia State University’s (VSU) 5th Annual VSU Cares Mobile Dental and Health Expo. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at Virginia State University, 4th Avenue, Petersburg, Virginia 23803. The theme for this year’s expo is “Promoting Good Health and Health Careers.” This is a community wide event that provides medical services while promoting health awareness for people who do not have access to primary care. In addition, …

AARP to Participate in Lynchburg Senior Awareness Day Event with FREE Shredding

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

The Departments of Social Services in Amherst, Appomattox, Lynchburg, and Campbell Counties and The Office of Youth, Adult & Community Services of Campbell County are teaming up to host their 8th annual Senior Awareness Day on April 26, 2016, at Timberlake United Methodist Church in Lynchburg from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm. Senior Awareness Day focuses on providing people in the community with education and information on how to live their best lives. Community is important for everyone, especially as …