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Come on out to the ballgame! June 28th

Posted on 06/24/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

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

Posted on 06/13/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

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

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

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

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

  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 …

Gain Real Work Experience with an AARP Virginia Communications Internship

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Communications Intern – AARP Virginia – Summer 2016   Reporting directly to the Associate Director, Communications, the intern will provide communications support for state and federal advocacy campaigns, voter education, anti-hunger and other local initiatives.  Intern will help staff communicate with AARP members, media and the public, focusing on digital media channels. Intern will develop content for state office webpage, social media sites, member emails and e-newsletters, prepare and distribute news releases and make media calls.   Intern must be …

Join AARP Members for Dinner in Midlothian!

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

AARP Virginia to Host Dinner Group in Midlothian Midlothian_ Join AARP Virginia at the next Dinner Group on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Camdela’s Pizzaria and Ristorante Italiano, Ivymont Square Shopping Center, 14235 Midlothian Turnpike. This event is open to all AARP members and their guests.   Attendees can expect to meet other AARP members in the Midlothian area and enjoy a 15 percent discount on their dinner entrée. There will not be a seminar …

Caregivers Survey: To Implement Family Support Policies in the Workplace

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

A growing number of workers in Virginia face the demand and challenges that often are associated with providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory problems.   Most working caregivers take on their role without formal training or financial support to ensure the safety and care for their family member. Research suggests that many employed caregivers are not given support in the workplace to adequately care for their family, especially for low-wage workers. Without any implementation …

AARP Sponsors Governor’s Conference on Aging

Posted on 04/28/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

RICHMOND — AARP will sponsor the first Governor’s Conference on Aging in 13 years to identify ways to enhance the health and well-being of Virginians as they age. The Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services will convene the meeting in Richmond May 2-3. There are nearly 1.5 million Virginians age 60 and older. By 2030, 1 in 4 Virginians – more than 2 million people – will be age 60 and older, presenting new economic and social opportunities …

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Disrupt Aging Is Available Nationwide from Retail and Online Booksellers   ARLINGTON_ In her personal and thought-provoking book, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins inspires us to seize the opportunities that longer lives give us and to embrace aging as something to look forward to, not something to fear.  Share an evening with AARP’s engaging and spirited CEO as she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making …

Making A Life-Long Home with an AARP Home Fit Workshop

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virginia |

Fredericksburg_ AARP Virginia and The Community Wellness Coalition will host a Home Fit Workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Arm of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA.   The purpose of the AARP Home Fit Workshop is to help people find ways to make their homes more livable as they get older. The workshop provides information to participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their …