AARP Gives ‘Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award to Congressman Bobby Scott

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Americans Age 50-plus and Their Families Affected by Important Work RICHMOND, VA – AARP today presented Representative Bobby Scott with the 2016 ‘AARP Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress.  Congressman Scott received this recognition for leadership that benefits the lives of Virginians age 50+ and their families by fighting to ensure that retirement plan advice must be given in the best interest of consumers.  He supported a new U.S. Department of Labor …

Join us at the 2016 Art of Aging Together Expo in Culpeper!

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Culpeper, Virginia – Join AARP Virginia and Aging Together on Oct. 10 for the region’s only expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. The Expo will offer resources for people who are 50-plus, family caregivers and people of all ages who are thinking about aging well. Over 50 exhibitors are participating, all for free! Attendees will be provided with: Free health screenings Product samples Door prizes Presentations The Expo will be held on Columbus …

Future Virginia retirees could lose 25 % of their Social Security checks

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Battleground state women voters want action RICHMOND _ Eighty-one years after the program was signed into law, a new analysis conducted by AARP shows that 4.5 million Virginia workers who are paying into Social Security today could lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act, and women voters want something done about it.   At a forum on Social Security in Chicago today, AARP leaders released results of a new poll of likely battleground state …

AARP to Celebrate Social Security’s 81st Birthday at Richmond Event Aug. 17

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Program Vital to Virginians’ Financial Security Because Social Security is critical to Virginians’ financial security, AARP Virginia will participate in the Second Annual Senior Safety Day at First Baptist Church of Richmond from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.   More than 300 people—the maximum capacity—are registered to attend the event, which is presented by the Senior Center of Greater Richmond, the Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring and the First Baptist Church of Richmond. The …

‘TAKE A STAND’ CAMPAIGN OPENS DOORS IN SPRINGFIELD

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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] …

‘TAKE A STAND’ CAMPAIGN TO OPEN DOORS ON WEDNESDAY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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 …