AARP Picks Apples for the Hungry in Bedford

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-02T14:56:19+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

Always seeking ways to “Serve Not to be Served,” members of Brian Jacks’ AARP VA Roanoke and Lynchburg leadership teams met at Gross and Sons Apple Orchard in Bedford County to glean fallen apples for those in need.  This was our first time participating in such an endeavor to support AARP VA’s September focus on hu     nger.  Brian’s family joined us in the effort.   The effort was set up for us by Sarah Ramey and conducted by …

AARP Celebrates Grandparents’ Day in Roanoke

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-02T14:49:21+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the annually held Grandparents’ Day occurred at the Roanoke based Virginia Museum of Transportation sponsored by AARP Virginia and staffed by the AARP Roanoke Area Leadership Team with volunteers also from the Southwest Roanoke and the Eureka Chapters of AARP.   Grandparents were admitted free with reduced admission for all others.  Trains pulled by a diesel engine were available for rides and a concession stand had offerings for lunch.  AARP Virginia provided backpacks for visitors …

Listen to the health care town hall with Senator Warner

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-28T14:18:17+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia held this live interactive event featuring United States Senator Mark Warner. The main topic of discussion related to healthcare including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and lowering prescription drug costs. Senator Warner thanked AARP for being supportive of his new bill the Care Planning Act, which is designed to give those with serious illness the option to make choices about their care. He spoke about how we should fix insurance for small business owners by bringing in …

AARP Virginia Awards Community Challenge Grant to Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-26T11:48:27+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Funds Quick Action Community Project in Farmville to Make Community More Livable AARP Virginia announced that Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity is a winner of the AARP Community Challenge.  The challenge aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level by supporting quick action projects by local organizations.   “Thanks to the hard work and leadership of Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity, more members of the Charlotte County community will be able to live in …

AARP Southwest Virginia Team Gets to Work

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-19T16:00:48+00:00">September 19, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

On Friday, September 15, 2017 representatives of Brian Jacks’ leadership teams from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, and Blacksburg met at the Bedford, Virginia welcome center to share experiences with the Virtual News Team, We Want to Know, and the Speakers’ Bureau.  We discussed what has been done so far, what the expectations of team members are, and what we perceived the next steps to be. Clarification of expectations of members of the Virtual Newsroom Volunteer team included setting protocol for ensuring …

We Want to Know Week in Review September 18, 2017

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-18T13:23:41+00:00">September 18, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-18T14:04:28+00:00">September 18, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

What voters want to know from the candidates for Governor of Virginia Virginia voters had many questions for candidates for Governor the week of September 11, 2017.  AARP Virginia volunteers were out at events around the Commonwealth, collecting questions from voters and taking their photos with the #FlatPeople. The questions were posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #WW2K, and candidates Ed Gillespie, Cliff Hyra and Ralph Northam were tagged. Here’s a compilation of the questions from the past …

AARP Virginia Amplifies Voice of Voters with Launch of 2017 We Want to Know

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-06T00:06:00+00:00">September 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-05T16:11:03+00:00">September 5, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia Unleashes Election Social Media Effort #WW2K RICHMOND _ Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for office 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 launched its 2017 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know.  The effort, which will be driven primarily through social media, will give voters across the state an online venue for asking the …

Virginia 2017 General Election Candidate Social Media Links

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-28T14:43:19+00:00">August 28, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

The following are Facebook links and Twitter handles for candidates in the 2017 Virginia General Election.  When posting questions for the candidates, please pose a question that all candidates for the office can answer, and make sure to tag AARP Virginia.  Find us at AARPVirginia on Facebook and @AARPVa on Twitter. Governor Ed Gillespie (R) —  Facebook: EdwardWGillespie Twitter: @EdWGillespie Cliff Hyra (L) — Facebook: CliffHyra Twitter: @CliffHyra Ralph Northam (D)– Facebook: Ralph.Northam Twitter: @RalphNortham Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) …

We Want to Know…What YOU Want to Know!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-28T12:00:00+00:00">August 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-28T14:52:17+00:00">August 28, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

What would you ask the next Governor of Virginia?  What do you want to know from the candidates before you cast your vote in November? You can ask your question and be in the know with #WW2K! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Write your question for the candidates on a whiteboard or a white piece of paper.  Make sure it is a question that ALL candidates for the office can answer. Avoid personal attacks on candidates, and do not …

2017 People’s Debate Cancelled

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-09T15:11:56+00:00">August 9, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia announced today that the state’s largest and most widely-broadcast debate sponsored by nonpartisan organizations has been cancelled for 2017 because Democratic candidate and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam declined to participate. “Virginia voters are the real losers here,” said AARP Virginia Interim State Director Patrick Cobb. AARP Virginia will continue to be active during the course of the election with its We Want to Know campaign encouraging Commonwealth voters …