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AARP WV Seeks Nominations for 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ West Virginians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes volunteers who in the last year have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. The award is named in honor of AARP …

Join AARP WV for Two Ticket Tuesdays with the WV Power – every Tuesday home game this season!

Posted on 04/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

Get to know AARP West Virginia when you get out to Appalachian Power Park this season! Members, family and friends can enjoy 2-for-1 tickets and cheer on the West Virginia Power at every Tuesday night home game!  Be sure to visit the AARP West Virginia concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 AARP Nights at Appalachian Power Park Tuesday, April 19 vs. Kannapolis Intimidators Tuesday, April 26 vs. Rome Braves Tuesday, May 10 vs. Hagerstown Suns Tuesday, May …

Operation Scam Jam, Financial Education & Shred Events Highlight 2016 Money Smart Week

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

AARP West Virginia is partnering with more than 30 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA Investor Education Foundation to promote financial wellness during 2016 West Virginia MoneySmart Week®, April 23 – 30. West Virginia Money Smart Week® (MSW) is part of a multi-state public awareness campaign of the Federal Reserve Bank that stresses the importance of financial literacy, informs consumers where they can get help, and provides free educational seminars and activities in multiple locations …

AARP WV, WV Nurses Association Address H.B. 4334 Law Enforcement Concerns

Posted on 03/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

CHARLESTON (March 2, 2016) – AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Nurses Association today addressed concerns raised by West Virginia’s law enforcement community over House Bill 4334, legislation currently pending in the West Virginia Senate that would allow skilled, trained advanced practice registered nursing professionals to practice to the full extent of their education, training and ability. “With respect to the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association’s concerns specifically centered on prescribing authority of Schedule II drugs, House Bill 4334 limits the …

Video: AARP WV 2016 WV Legislature Update – Feb. 19

Posted on 02/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

Charleston, WV – In our fourth video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, House Bill 4334, which would remove barriers to primary care access by ending the overregulation of nurse practitioners, is on the move at the State Capitol; and West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha, 40th District) discusses legislative efforts to enhance protections against elder abuse and financial exploitation.   For the latest updates from the 2016 West Virginia Legislature, connect with …

Video: AARP WV 2016 WV Legislature Update – Feb. 13

Posted on 02/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

Charleston, WV – In our third video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, four West Virginia lawmakers – West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson, 4th District), Senate Health Chair Senator Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio, 1st District), House of Delegates Majority Leader Daryl Cowles (R-Morgan, 58th District) and House Health Chair Delegate Joe Ellington (R-Mercer, 27th District) – were recently among 76 state legislators honored nationally as AARP Capitol Caregivers, and West Virginia House of …

Video: AARP WV 2016 WV Legislature Update – Feb. 6

Posted on 02/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

Charleston, WV –  In our second video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, Broadband Day at the Legislature highlights the need for improved high speed internet access across the Mountain State. We hear from Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 6th District), Senator Chris Walters (R-Putnam, 8th District),  Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) and AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller on the broad support for improvements to address the Mountain State’s broadband access issues. Senate Health Chair Sen. …

Video: AARP WV 2016 WV Legislature Update – Jan. 26

Posted on 01/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

Charleston, WV –  In our first video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller highlights AARP’s state advocacy agenda and Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) discusses the West Virginia Legislature’s efforts to improve high-speed, broadband access throughout the Mountain State.   For the latest updates from the 2016 West Virginia Legislature, connect with AARP West Virginia on Facebook, Twitter, or here at www.aarp.org/wv

Caregiving, Broadband Access, Financial Security Highlight AARP WV Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

AARP West Virginia staff and volunteers are maintaining a very active presence at the State Capitol throughout the 60-day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, working on behalf of nearly 300,000 members across the Mountain State. AARP West Virginia state leaders detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2016 West Virginia Legislature during a State Capitol news conference on Jan. 21. “As AARP prepared for the 2016 Legislative Session, we actively engaged West Virginians for input on the issues …

The CARE Act: Providing support for nearly 300,000 WV caregivers

Posted on 01/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/tphunter/" title="Posts by Tom Hunter" rel="author">Tom Hunter</a> | AARP West Virginia |

West Virginia’s new state requirements for caregiver designation, education, instruction. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act provides needed support to more than 300,000 family caregivers across the Mountain State. The law, enacted during the 2015 West Virginia Legislature, provides support for family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and requires upon hospitalization that health care facilities: Record the name of family caregivers on the medical record of a loved one; Inform the family caregiver when their loved one is …