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AARP WV To Host Free Screening of “Still Alice” June 16 in Morgantown

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, AARP West Virginia will host a free screening of the 2014 major motion picture “Still Alice” 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, at The Metropolitan Theater, 369 High St., Morgantown.  The event is free and open to the public; however registration is required. To register, call 844-418-2281 or RSVP online here.  The Academy Award®-winning film follows a linguistics professor (Best Actress Oscar® winner Julianne Moore) diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and portrays how …

CARE Act Becomes Law in West Virginia

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

New state requirements for caregiver designation, education, instruction became effective June 8, 2015   A new West Virginia state law provides needed support to more than 300,000 family caregivers across the Mountain State. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which became effective June 8, provides support for family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital. The legislation, enacted during the 2015 West Virginia Legislature, requires upon hospitalization that health care facilities: Record the name of family caregivers on the medical record …

AARP WV Seeks Nominations for 2015 Andrus Award

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Annual award recognizes those making a difference in communities   AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2015 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 …

AARP WV Leaders Visit Capitol Hill, Urge Congress To Push For New Retirement Advice Standard

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

AARP staff and volunteers from West Virginia and across the nation converged in Washington April 19 to deliver petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule in early April. The petition delivery kicked off several days of AARP activity in the Nation’s Capital. In addition to bringing petitions to the U.S. Department of Labor, AARP volunteers continue to speak to members …

WV Among States Taking Legislative CARE To Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

During the 2015 West Virginia Legislative session, AARP West Virginia was successful in championing passage of House Bill 2100 – The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. The CARE Act is a commonsense solution that supports family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital. The legislation 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 to be discharged …

Benefits Summit and Fair Planned in Charleston, WV December 6

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

AARP West Virginia, in partnership with the Partnership of African American Churches (PAAC), is hosting a free community event in Charleston, WV on Saturday, December 6 to help you discover organizations and opportunities in the Kanawha Valley Community and beyond. The benefits summit and fair will be held 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Learn more about resources in your community that can help you get more out of life. Get information on nutrition, caregiving, job opportunities and …