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Ginger Thompson

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Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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AARP Virginia Recognizes Neil Walsh of Norfolk with its Most Prestigious Community Service Award

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

STAUNTON _ AARP Virginia has selected Neil P. Walsh to receive the 2014 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service — the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The organization honored several individuals, organizations and AARP chapters for volunteer work at its annual awards ceremony on Nov. 12. Walsh, of Norfolk, is a legislative advocate with AARP Virginia and has been the spokesperson for the reform of payday lending practices in the State of Virginia. …

Ten Tips for Caregivers to Cope with Stress at the Holidays

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

by James L. Brooks. Associate State Director, AARP Virginia Caregiving for a family member or friend is a gift.  It can also bring stress.  While stress is part of caregiving year round, it can become even more intense during the holidays.  Here are ten tips caregivers can use to help cope with stress at the holidays: 1.  Keep it simple.  One way to cut stress is to streamline plans.  Focus on having a few holiday activities and meals rather than …

Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

WILLIAMSBURG _ Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you at two sessions on November 10. Professional caregivers also are encouraged to participate and provide perspective on the issue. Join AARP Virginia to participate in a listening session to learn about and provide feedback on …

Are you a family caregiver? We want to hear from you!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Nearly half of family caregivers are being called on to perform medical or nursing tasks, often with little or no explanation or guidance.  Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you!  AARP Virginia is urging the 2015 General Assembly to pass legislation to ensure that …

Bring the Spirit of the Holidays to People Who Might Not Have a Celebration

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Across Virginia, there are people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities who will spend the holidays alone. With a simple holiday visit, you can make a difference! Join AARP Virginia and The Holiday Project to bring the spirit of the holidays to people who might not have a celebration.  Throughout the holiday season, The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities across Virginia. You can join an existing visit team, start your own visit team …

Watch Mark Warner & Ed Gillespie Face Off in the #PeoplesDebate LIVE

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginians across the state — or the world — can watch U.S. Senator Mark Warner face his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in the People’s Debate tonight at 7 p.m..  Thanks to debate media partners WCVE-TV PBS and WTVR-TV CBS 6, the debate will be broadcast statewide on stations in every Virginia market.  The debate, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, will also air live on C-SPAN and be live streamed online by several news organizations. You can …