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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP TO FOCUS ON CAREGIVER LEGISLATION DURING LOBBY DAY ON JANUARY 27  RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers will head to the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, January 27 to urge their legislators to pass a bill to help people who care for family members at home. More than 100 people are expected to visit their legislators on Tuesday morning.  Use this link to send a message to your representative in the Virginia House of Delegates. Virginia’s 1.7 million family …


Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND _  AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly this week to ask legislators to help caregivers who take care of family members and 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 on Wednesday, AARP Virginia advocates will ask them to pass House Bill 1413, which will help …

Caregivers matter. You can make a difference.

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

More than 1.7 million family caregivers in Virginia help their parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, and other loved ones live independently at home – where they want to be.  While they wouldn’t have it any other way, family caregiving can be a big job and a little help could make a world of difference.   Many family caregivers perform a variety of nursing/medical tasks including medication management, injections, wound care, and more – tasks once provided only by medical professionals (or doctors …

Most Voters Want State-Run Retirement Plan

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP Survey Shows Many Virginians Haven’t Saved for Retirement  RICHMOND – A new AARP survey has found that most registered voters age 45 and older living in Virginia support a state retirement savings plan.  “Workplace pension plans are scarce, only about half of employees have access to retirement savings programs like 401(k)s and individuals haven’t saved enough to retire comfortably,” said AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio. “It’s time for the state to take action to halt this looming crisis.” …

A Common Sense Solution

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

More and more Virginians are now faced with the possibility of running out of savings before they retire. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, the typical working-age household has only $3,000 in retirement assets and near-retirement households have just $12,000 in savings. About 1.3 million Virginians lack a way to save for retirement at work. As a result, workers are more likely to rely on Social Security as their only source of retirement income. How can we make …

Help a Neighbor in Need with Soup for Seniors

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

ROANOKE_ LOA is collaborating with AARP Virginia and organizations across the Roanoke Valley and Alleghany Highlands to collect soup, crackers and other non-perishable food items during a drive February 2-7, 2015. Winter is a difficult time for our older homebound neighbors and the choice between food and heat can be hard. Help make the decision easy by ensuring their shelves are stocked with warming soups and other non-perishable food items. Help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to …