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Posted on 07/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP and local elected officials celebrate Social Security at bipartisan event   SPRINGFIELD, Va. – When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law in 1935, he said, “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security.” He described the program as “a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means completed.” Nearly 50 years later, President Ronald Reagan pledged “our nation’s ironclad commitment to Social Security,” so that it would “keep the promises [to seniors] …


Posted on 07/5/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP, local elected officials will kick off Social Security event  SPRINGFIELD, Va. – As Social Security readies to become 81 years old, AARP volunteers and local legislators will gather at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 to celebrate the opening of the Virginia ‘Take a Stand’ campaign headquarters. The campaign is an effort to make the program, which provides vital income to more than 1.4 million Virginians, stronger for future generations. AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau, Delegate Dave Albo (R-42nd) …

Come on out to the ballgame! June 28th

Posted on 06/24/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

SALEM _Join us Tuesday, June 28, at Lewis Gale Field when the Salem Red Sox face the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, as we focus on reducing fraud perpetrated against older adults in our region. AARP members and their families who attend the game are invited to stop by the pavilion any time after the gates open at 6:05 pm for free hot dogs and hamburgers while supplies last! The first pitch is at 7:05 pm and will be thrown by our …

AARP Urges Virginia’s Representatives to Co-sponsor RAISE Family Caregivers Act

Posted on 06/13/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

At a time when our country is extremely polarized, family caregiving is a rare issue that unites us. It isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s a family issue that affects us all. If you’re not a caregiver now, you will be one or will need one in the future. That’s why AARP Virginia went to the U.S. Capitol last week to fight for the 1,030,000 Virginians who care for older parents, spouses, children with disabilities, and other …

Robert “Bob” Blancato Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP has welcomed Robert “Bob” Blancato of Arlington, VA to its Board of Directors. Blancato served as volunteer state president for AARP Virginia for more than three years before being appointed to the national board.   The all-volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors’ responsibilities include approving AARP’s strategic plan, approving the budget and monitoring AARP’s finances.   “I am honored to be …

Help Preserve Social Security for Your Generation with an Advocacy Internship

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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 …