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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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Blacksburg Health Fair to Feature Free Screenings

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

The AARP Blacksburg Chapter and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the AARP/VCOM Health and Wellness Fair on September 17 in the VCOM II Building at 2280 Kraft Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060. The Fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 100 exhibitors. Attendees are invited to participate in health screenings including hearing and vision tests, blood pressure and sugar testing, body mass calculation and nutrition advice, musculoskeletal and bone density screenings, cancer …

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 …

The People’s Debate Scheduled for October 13

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Senator Mark Warner Accepts People’s Debate Invitation Statewide Broadcast on October 13 RICHMOND_ The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia are pleased to announce Senator Mark Warner has accepted the groups’ invitation to debate challenger Ed Gillespie during a statewide television broadcast on October 13.     The statewide-televised debate will be held at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Richmond. Media partners for the debate are WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6. The debate will be …

You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

        AARP VIRGINIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE IS SEPTEMBER 8-15   RICHMOND _ It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community September 8-15.   The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive begins September 8, when more than 150 collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries. People across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their …


Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia are pleased to announce that U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has agreed to participate in the People’s Debate on October 13. “We are hopeful that Senator Mark Warner will agree to take part in the People’s Debate,” said AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio, who received Gillespie’s signed acceptance today. The deadline to accept the debate invitation is Monday, August 4. The two non-partisan groups traditionally sponsor the …

View AARP-produced documentary on Japanese American internment during World War II

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

WCVE-TV in Richmond and WHTJ-TV in Charlottesville will air Honorable Journey: The Untold Story of Japanese Americans During WW II at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Narrated by actor George Takei, the film is a production of AARP which commissioned writer and producer Stephen Menick to create the video on the Japanese American experience during World War II. Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II.  The film features conflicts of …