AARP West Virginia

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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 …

Ravenswood High School’s Preston Humphreys Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/22/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Jackson County student athlete earns statewide honor   Preston Humphreys of Ravenswood High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 23. A junior, Preston is a 3.8 g.p.a. student. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and his school activities include Student Council, Service Learning program and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.He is the son of Jeff and Trudy Humphreys of Ravenswood. A kicker and defensive back for …

Robert C. Byrd High School’s Chaz Rodeheaver Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Eagles’ soccer captain, All-State standout earns statewide honor   CHARLESTON – Chaz Rodeheaver of Robert C. Byrd High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 16. A senior, Chaz is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP Honors student ranked at the top of his class. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was a nominee for American Legion Mountaineer Boys State. He is the son of Tim …

Martinsburg High School’s Eric Mitchell, Jr. Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Bulldogs’ two-sport standout earns statewide honor Eric Mitchell, Jr. of Martinsburg High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 9. A senior, Eric is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. He is the son of Eric and Ywatta Mitchell of Martinsburg. A four-year member of Coach Dave Walker’s Martinsburg Bulldog …