AARP to Focus on Family Caregivers at January 24 Lobby Day

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 680 WOULD ESTABLISH TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUE   RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers will head to the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, January 24 to urge their legislators to pass a resolution to help people who care for family members at home.  More than 100 people are expected to visit their legislators on Tuesday morning.   Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 8th and Grace Streets before heading to …

HELPING VIRGINIA WORKERS SAVE FOR RETIREMENT HIGHEST AARP VIRGINIA POLICY PRIORITY IN 2017

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RICHMOND _   AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly next week to ask legislators to start a program to help workers save for retirement.   With more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50+ in the Commonwealth.  When lawmakers head to the capitol next week, AARP Virginia advocates will ask them to pass legislation to help workers save for retirement with a Work and Save Plan.   AARP …

Attention Small Business Owners! Work & Save Could Help You!

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Do you own or work for a small business that can’t afford to offer a retirement plan to employees? AARP Virginia is working on legislation that would help small businesses provide retirement plans to their employees.  Similar to 529 college savings plans, the state program would help businesses offer retirement programs to their workers, giving them the ability to save through payroll deduction. If you are a small business owner, or work in a small business, and would like to …

Virginia General Assembly 2017: AARP Working for Work & Save

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When the Virginia General Assembly comes to town Jan. 11 for its 2017 session, AARP will be advocating to ensure that more Virginians have access to a retirement account at work. Delegate Luke Torian and Senator Frank Ruff are sponsoring legislation to create a retirement program for workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored plan.  Similar to 401(k) plans, workers would have the option of saving for retirement through payroll deduction. Why Virginians Need Work and Save Social …

Keep in the know with AARP Virginia on social media

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Do you tweet? Is Facebook your friend? Connect with AARP on social media to keep up with the latest news! Check out our Facebook page to find out about upcoming events in your community, see the latest tips, tools and resources.  Like and share our posts to help spread the helpful information. Follow us on Twitter @AARPVa to get up-to-the-minute updates and live reports from AARP events!  Favorite and retweet our posts and let all your friends know about the …

AARP Virginia Honors Warren Stewart with President’s Award; Introduces Melvin Evans as New State President

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AARP Virginia has presented Warren Stewart of Norfolk with the President’s Award for Community Service and introduced Melvin Evans of Windsor as the organization’s volunteer State President.   The President’s Award for Community Service is given to deserving individuals or groups chosen at the AARP State President’s discretion. Past recipients have included exceptional chapter presidents and community outreach, advocacy, and training volunteers who have furthered AARP’s socialimpact agenda. AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau presented the 2016 awards to three …

Denise Coates is Honored with AARP’s Gordon Morton Award; Bob Blancato Receives President’s Award

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AARP Virginia has presented Denise Coates of Herndon with the 2016 Gordon Morton Award for Volunteer Service and Bob Blancato of Arlington with the President’s Award.   The Gordon Morton Award is given to an individual AARP volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to the work of AARP in a manner consistent with the dedication and quality of work modeled by Gordon Morton, an AARP volunteer who passed away in 2002. Coates serves as a Community Ambassador, Congressional District Liaison, …

AARP Virginia Honors Bill Lukhard with President’s Award; Recognizes Richmond North Chapter

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                AARP Virginia recognized Bill Lukhard of Richmond and the AARP Richmond North Chapter at its annual awards ceremony.     Lukhard received the President’s Award and AARP Richmond North Chapter #5356 was bestowed the Chapter Award on Dec. 1.   Lukhard, a long-time AARP Virginia volunteer, Executive Council member, and recipient of the 2008 Andrus Award for Community Service, graciously stepped in as Interim State President for the remaining months of 2016. …

AARP Virginia Awards Don Creamer of Blacksburg with the Distinguished Andrus Award

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BEARD CENTER ON AGING AND BLACKSBURG CHAPTER HONORED AARP Virginia has presented Don Creamer of Blacksburg with the highly distinguished Andrus Award for Community Service, and honored volunteers from across the state for their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP Virginia held its annual All-Volunteer Assembly in Richmond on Dec. 1, where volunteers were lauded at a banquet. The All-Volunteer Assembly honors AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers. AARP Virginia volunteers provide outreach and …

Virginia Volunteers Support Take a Stand Campaign Effort at Fox News by Don Harmon

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With only a few days before the final Presidential debate, Northern Virginia AARP volunteers joined with AARP staff and volunteers from the national office and other states to ask Fox News, the debate sponsor, to question the presidential candidates for their positions on funding Social Security. The combined team included Virginia and Maryland volunteers, and members of AARP’s headquarters and state staffs.  Time until the last debate is short.  AARP conducted a high energy effort on Wednesday, October 14, to …