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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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AARP Driver Safety Recognizes the Senior Center of York with “Top 100 Host” Award

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local organization receives award for offering driving refresher courses in 2014 YORK COUNTY, VA — From more than 18,000 organizations nationwide, AARP Driver Safety recently recognized the Senior Center of York with the “Top 100 Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2014. The Senior Center of York supports AARP Driver Safety by collaborating with local volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher course, designed to help drivers age 50 and older stay safe and confident behind the wheel.   …

AARP Virginia to Host Speaker Series at Norfolk’s Pretlow Library

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

by Brittney Jubert  NORFOLK_ Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking, “What’s next?” Perhaps you’re a caregiver facing challenges caring for a loved one. If you identify with any of these scenarios, chances are you need help. Join AARP Virginia for the Meet, Learn, Discover Series between June and November at the Pretlow Library in Norfolk to learn about tips and tools that can help you overcome the challenges facing older Americans. Speakers will be on …


Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

New Livability Index helps people assess and plan; AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for date nights, staying healthy   RICHMOND—The AARP Public Policy Institute today launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. Five Virginia cities – Arlington, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond – made the cut to be included in an exclusive AARP Bulletin feature on the …


Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND _  Peter Goldin has been appointed Interim State Director for AARP Virginia to manage the organization’s programs in the Commonwealth.   Goldin, AARP’s Virginia’s federal advocacy director, took on the Interim State Director role on April 14. He was appointed by AARP Southeast Regional Vice President John Caine when Bill Kallio retired. Kallio wound up a 27-year career with AARP on April 13. He was Virginia’s first state director, serving since 1998, and was the organization’s longest-tenured state director. …

AARP Virginia Statement on Key Votes by Senators Warner and Kaine on Medicare “Seniors’ Amendment”

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND — The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP.   AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long …

Virginia Patient & Family Network seeks volunteers

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Your insights as a patient or caregiver can help doctors, hospitals and nursing homes deliver better care. VHQC, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network for Virginia, is seeking volunteers to contribute their experience to statewide healthcare improvement initiatives. AARP Virginia is one of VHQC’s partners in this work, which includes projects that focus on living well with diabetes or heart disease, avoiding infections in healthcare facilities, coordinating care after discharge from the hospital, and improving quality in nursing homes. You will …