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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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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 …

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

Posted on 02/24/2015 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 …

Virginia General Assembly Passes CARE Act

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

  RICHMOND _  A bill to help family caregivers get more guidance when their loved ones are discharged from the hospital is on the way to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s desk for his signature.  The Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate passed House Bill 1413 and Senate Bill 851 earlier this week. The new law will help family caregivers by providing them with more instruction about how to care for their loved ones after a hospital stay. Virginia’s family caregivers …

UPDATED: Family caregivers’ wish granted by Virginia General Assembly

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

NEW LAW WILL HELP CAREGIVERS LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER HOSPITAL DISCHARGE   RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers descended upon the Virginia General Assembly in January to urge lawmakers to pass a bill to help people who care for family members at home. Three weeks later their wish was granted with both the House of Delegates and Senate passed legislation known as the CARE Act.   Governor Terry McAuliffe must sign the legislation into law for it …

How to Spot and Avoid Romance Scams

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

 Watch Out for 4 Valentine’s Day Scams RICHMOND – As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how Virginians can protect themselves from scammers taking aim at their hearts and their pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center ( The average per-victim loss is $10,000, …

Dr. Carter G. Woodson: His Peculiar Road to Becoming the Father of Black History

Posted on 02/4/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

He was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea College in Kentucky, the University of Chicago, Sorbonne …