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Ginger Thompson

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Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

WILLIAMSBURG _ Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you at two sessions on November 10. Professional caregivers also are encouraged to participate and provide perspective on the issue. Join AARP Virginia to participate in a listening session to learn about and provide feedback on …

Are you a family caregiver? We want to hear from you!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Nearly half of family caregivers are being called on to perform medical or nursing tasks, often with little or no explanation or guidance.  Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you!  AARP Virginia is urging the 2015 General Assembly to pass legislation to ensure that …

Bring the Spirit of the Holidays to People Who Might Not Have a Celebration

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Across Virginia, there are people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities who will spend the holidays alone. With a simple holiday visit, you can make a difference! Join AARP Virginia and The Holiday Project to bring the spirit of the holidays to people who might not have a celebration.  Throughout the holiday season, The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities across Virginia. You can join an existing visit team, start your own visit team …

Watch Mark Warner & Ed Gillespie Face Off in the #PeoplesDebate LIVE

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginians across the state — or the world — can watch U.S. Senator Mark Warner face his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in the People’s Debate tonight at 7 p.m..  Thanks to debate media partners WCVE-TV PBS and WTVR-TV CBS 6, the debate will be broadcast statewide on stations in every Virginia market.  The debate, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, will also air live on C-SPAN and be live streamed online by several news organizations. You can …

Virginians Statewide Can Watch U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

  C-SPAN to Carry The People’s Debate Virginians Statewide Can Watch U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off   RICHMOND_ Virginians statewide, as well as political junkies across the nation will be able to see U.S. Senate candidates Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie square off live on national and Virginia television stations at 7 p.m. Monday, October 13.  Senator Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will answer queries from four panelists during The People’s Debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters …

AARP Begins #WW2K Social Media Effort for Virginia Congressional Races

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND _Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for Congress and U.S. Senate questions and the office-seekers will have the opportunity to answer those questions in a continuous open forum between now and Election Day.   AARP Virginia today unleashed its 2014 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know. The effort, conducted last year for the gubernatorial and state legislative races, will be conducted entirely through social media. The initiative gives voters across the state an …