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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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Art of Aging Conference Provides Strategies for Healthy Aging

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

FREDERICKSBURG_ Exploring your community is a great way to access resources and learn new strategies that can make aging a healthy and fulfilling experience. AARP Virginia would like to invite Fredericksburg area residents to join Partners in Aging on Wednesday, June 10 for the Art of Aging Conference to learn smart strategies for aging healthy. The Art of Aging Expo is an annual event in Fredericksburg for people 50+ to make exploring the community easier by bringing residents and organizations …

AARP Virginia State President will speak at April 9 free health and wellbeing conference in Williamsburg

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

WILLIAMSBURG _ AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato will speak on new legislation that helps caregivers at the Hampton Roads Coalition of Agencies Conference on April 9. The purpose of the conference, titled Putting the Fun Back into Aging, is to educate older adults about the components of healthy aging and to empower them to take action to live healthy lives.   “We applaud the General Assembly for helping Virginia’s 1.7 million caregivers get the assistance they need,” Blancato said. …

Workshops Help People Modify Their Homes for Longer Living

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND_ Home modifications are necessary components of aging comfortably and independently in your own home. Therefore, it is best to start thinking about matching your lifestyle needs to your current home sooner than later. Join us for Home Fit workshops during the months of March and April to help you start planning ways to age comfortably in your current home.     The dates and locations for each workshop and how to register are as follows: AARP Home Fit Workshop …

College Students Compete in Hackathon to Develop Technology for Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio to Judge “Caring for the Caregiver Hack” Contest RICHMOND _ Student computer programmers and software developers from across the state will compete this weekend to design technology to help family caregivers.   AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio will judge the The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving’s inaugural “Caring for the Caregiver Hack.” The winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Troutman Sanders LLP, 1001 Haxall Point, Richmond VA …

Discover the Real Possibilities of Financial Security at a Workshop Near You!

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

  Throughout your life, you’ve paved your own path—finding the things that mean the most to you. The road to retirement isn’t any different. AARP Virginia is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free, unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Join us at an upcoming financial security workshop in your community. After decades of hard work, you …


Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND WORKERS GAIN LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT   RICHMOND _  A bill to help caregivers who take care of family members and another that could help workers save for retirement are on their way to the Governor’s desk after passing the Virginia General Assembly.   “We applaud the General Assembly for helping Virginia’s 1.7 million caregivers get the assistance they need,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato. “We are also pleased that legislators voted to look at ways to …