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Ginger Thompson


Ginger is Communications Director for AARP Virginia.

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AARP Virginia Speaker Series at Norfolk’s Pretlow Library

Posted on 08/6/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

by Brittney Jubert  NORFOLK_ Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking, “What’s next?” Perhaps you’re a caregiver facing challenges caring for a loved one. If you identify with any of these scenarios, chances are you need help. Join AARP Virginia for the Meet, Learn, Discover Series at the Pretlow Library in Norfolk to learn about tips and tools that can help you overcome the challenges facing older Americans. Speakers will be on hand to discuss a …

Virginia Family Caregivers Provide $11.8 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers   WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Virginia provided 956 million hours of care—worth an estimated $11.8 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly …

Come on out to the ballgame!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

SALEM _ Join AARP Virginia as we celebrate Social Security’s 80th birthday with hotdogs, hamburgers, and cake on July 27. The Salem Red Sox face the Potomac Nationals at Lewis Gale Field at 7:05 p.m., and AARP Virginia will be in the party pavilion ready to celebrate with you! AARP members and their guests attending the baseball game are invited to stop by the pavilion for this free event! You can buy a ticket to the game at  

AARP Driver Safety Recognizes the Senior Center of York with “Top 100 Host” Award

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local organization receives award for offering driving refresher courses in 2014 YORK COUNTY, VA — From more than 18,000 organizations nationwide, AARP Driver Safety recently recognized the Senior Center of York with the “Top 100 Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2014. The Senior Center of York supports AARP Driver Safety by collaborating with local volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher course, designed to help drivers age 50 and older stay safe and confident behind the wheel.   …


Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

New Livability Index helps people assess and plan; AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for date nights, staying healthy   RICHMOND—The AARP Public Policy Institute today launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. Five Virginia cities – Arlington, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond – made the cut to be included in an exclusive AARP Bulletin feature on the …


Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

RICHMOND _  Peter Goldin has been appointed Interim State Director for AARP Virginia to manage the organization’s programs in the Commonwealth.   Goldin, AARP’s Virginia’s federal advocacy director, took on the Interim State Director role on April 14. He was appointed by AARP Southeast Regional Vice President John Caine when Bill Kallio retired. Kallio wound up a 27-year career with AARP on April 13. He was Virginia’s first state director, serving since 1998, and was the organization’s longest-tenured state director. …