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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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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 …

Transparency Virginia releases legislative report

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

RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia volunteer advocates were on hand today to lend support to Transparency Virginia’s news conference revealing the results of their report, “The Virginia General Assembly: The Case for Improved Transparency.” The report evaluates both legislative bodies on how well lawmakers adhered to basic transparency practices during the 2015 General Assembly session. Among its observations, Transparency Virginia members found: Multiple instances where public notice of upcoming House and Senate committee or subcommittee meetings was so short as to make …