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Hampshire High School’s Evan Staley Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Hampshire County two-sport standout earns statewide honor   Evan Staley of Hampshire High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of August 30. A senior, Evan is a 3.8 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a National Honor Society, National German Honor Society and Varsity Club member. He is the son of Scott and Laura Staley of Augusta. Entering his fourth season as starting kicker and punter for Coach Darren Grace’s Trojans, …

Nominations Being Accepted for AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

For the third consecutive year, AARP West Virginia and the MetroNews Radio Network are again partnering to recognize some of the state’s best and brightest student athletes through the AARP West Virginia Scholar Athlete of the Week program. This statewide honor, presented each week during the Fall Sports season on the popular West Virginia MetroNews High School GameNight program, recognizes West Virginia high school student athletes for outstanding achievement in athletics, the classroom and in communities across the Mountain State. …

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 …