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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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A Star Volunteer Tells How Volunteers Helped Him

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virgil Cook of Blacksburg was recently bestowed the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s highest volunteer honor. During his acceptance speech at a banquet in Staunton, Cook reflected upon the numerous volunteers who helped him throughout his life. They serve as his inspiration for giving back to others. Voluntarism and the Blind As a person with a major, physical handicap, I want to focus my remarks on the benefits—some of which were life-changing—that I received from volunteers. Some of these …

AARP Virginia’s Amber Nightingale Sultane Honored by Community Organization

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP Virginia Associate State Director for Community Outreach Amber Nightingale Sultane was recently recognized with the Community Spirit Award by At Home in Alexandria (AHA). In presenting the award to Sultane, Commission on Aging member (and vice-chair of AHA’s board) Jane King remarked, “Amber regards the older volunteers she works with as her friends and as the interesting, experienced, fun-loving and very competent people that they are.” King is an AARP retiree and one of AARP’s most active volunteers. In …

Senator Warner Presents AARP Portrait of Care to Roanoke Caregiver

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

AARP Recognizes Family Caregivers Across United States November is National Family Caregiver Month ROANOKE_ Senator Mark Warner and AARP Virginia will present AARP’s Portrait of Care to Trequita Trials at the Virginia Women’s Conference at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 21 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.   November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including more than 1 million from Virginia – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones …

AARP Virginia State President Presents Awards at Banquet

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service STAUNTON_ AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato presented Marilyn Maxwell of Norton and Thomas J. Sellinger of Cloverdale with the highly-esteemed President’s Award in Staunton on November 12. The President’s Awards for Community Service are given to deserving individuals or groups chosen at the discretion of AARP State President Bob Blancato. Past recipients have included exceptional chapter presidents and community outreach, advocacy, and training volunteers who have furthered AARP’s social impact agenda. Maxwell completes …

Fredericksburg AARP Chapter Recognized with Esteemed Chapter Service Award

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service   FREDERICKSBURG_ AARP Virginia has presented the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter with the esteemed AARP Chapter Service Award.   Embodying the words of Dr. Andrus, “do what you can, with what you have, where you are today,” the AARP Chapter 3396 Corley/Burt Community Service Committee leads Chapter efforts to identify and respond to essential social needs in their community and provide meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities for Chapter members.   In order to maximize the …

Bayside AARP Chapter Receives Chapter Education Award

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service   VIRGINIA BEACH_ AARP Virginia selected the AARP Bayside Chapter in Virginia Beach for the prestigious AARP Chapter Education Award.   This year, the chapter has been donating food items and paper products to Vets House of Virginia Beach. The items are collected from members at monthly meetings and are also distributed to food pantries for 5 local churches in Virginia Beach.   The AARP Bayside Chapter #4798 is a “small chapter of 40 …