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Positive Caregiving: Navigating the Course of Dementia

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

                                              Dementia affects memory, behavior and everyday living. The stress that caregivers and families experience can feel overwhelming. But there are solutions and answers.  The M E Cox Center in Virginia Beach will present an interactive workshop for caregivers on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Participants will learn positive strategies and methods for helping people with dementia.   This interactive workshop led by nationally known dementia care expert Teepa Snow, MS/OTR/L, will help caregivers learn: Six …

ForKids Serves Homeless Families across South Hampton Roads

Posted on 09/25/2013 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Connie comes to Good Mojo in Norfolk, VA every week to volunteer for a few hours. She dusts, straightens and remerchandises the housewares section.  It may not sound like life changing work but to ForKids client, Randy and her rising 2nd and 4th grade kids, Connie’s time has been transformational.  Due in large part to volunteers like Connie, Good Mojo was able to provide Randy with interview clothing and she now has 2 jobs to make ends meet.  Further, Randy …

Senior Connection’s Volunteer Money Management Program Keeps Seniors Independent at Home

Posted on 09/25/2013 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Eight out of 10 people age 45 and older say they want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, according to an AARP survey. However, that becomes challenging for people who have difficultly writing checks and managing finances. AARP has joined forces with Senior Connection’s award-winning Volunteer Money Management Program to help make a difference. Trained volunteers provide monthly one-on-one check writing and bill paying services in the client’s home. Clients live in the City of Richmond and …

10th Annual Richmond North Heath Fair “Senior Maintenance from Head to Toe – All Systems Go” on October 24

Posted on 09/24/2013 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

People 50+ from across Richmond will gather at this free event to learn strategies for health and wellness. A panel of experts will address the theme “Senior Maintenance from Head to Toe – All Systems Go.” The event will also include: •Health information • Flu shots and health screenings • Exhibits • Door prizes • Lunch Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm The G.R.A.C.E. Center at Fifth Street Baptist Church 1302 Victor Street Richmond, Virginia 23222 …

Hampton Roads 2013 Medicare Health Fair and Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Posted on 09/24/2013 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Navigating the Medicare health care system can be confusing for people who are new to Medicare as well as those who are already enrolled. Residents from across Hampton Roads are invited to attend Senior Services’ 1st Annual Medicare Health Fair & Expo, Nov. 16, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach to help make the most of Medicare. The Expo will feature two keynote panel sessions and three sets …

Herbert R. Collins’ Virginiana Collection Opens in Caroline County

Posted on 09/6/2013 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

If you are interested in Virginia history or genecology, don’t miss this remarkable opening!  The Herbert R. Collins’ Virginiana Collection will have a Public Opening at the Caroline County Library ( in Bowling Green on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 4 pm.  This vast collection of Caroline County and Virginia history and genealogy includes approximately 3,000 volumes as well as manuscripts, vertical files of family histories, census records, photographs, maps and other materials. Caroline County native Collins …