— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on May 11th. This year, AARP will be featuring a professional headshot photo booth for your online resume site. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) are pleased to present the 50+ Employment Expo to provide opportunities for employees and employers to network and learn about the opportunities available …

— You are invited to attend the Blacksburg Chapter’s monthly meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at the Blacksburg Community Center from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm located at 725 Patrick Henry Drive . Every month there is a new educational program is presented. April 18: Perspectives on the Dialogue on Race presented by Lisa Garcia. This presentation will give us a glimpse into the scope and character of the Dialogue on Race and how it has cooperated with other community …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers …

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community: A Village for All Ages for dinner at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill Monday, April 24th to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests with a 15% discount on dinner. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Learn how AARP and McLeanCVA are making a difference in northern Virginia! There will not be a seminar or program, and …

— Take pride in your town and join us 9:00 am -noon  Saturday, April 22nd to help keep Altavista beautiful.  Bring a team or ask friends and co-workers,  organization, school club/team, or church and volunteer. To volunteer, call the chamber office 369-6665, or visit online at www.altavistachamber.com.  Each participant will be provided with gloves, trash bags, and assigned a location. AARP Virginia is providing a shred truck to help you safely dispose of your confidential and sensitive documents. You are welcomed to …

— Please join AARP Virginia in the Movie Screening of NERUDA. Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael Garcia Bernal) hot on his trail. Neruda cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led …

— The water crisis in Flint affects young and old alike, and the first step toward a solution is to remove thousands of lead pipes that run from main street lines to people’s homes. But before the work can be done, the homeowners must give permission. That’s why AARP Michigan launched an effort last fall to send volunteers door-to-door in Flint neighborhoods to get residents’ signatures on consent forms that enable construction crews to replace the pipes that are leaching lead …

— The state population is aging, and financial crimes against older people are a growing concern. Thirty-seven percent of fraud complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission in 2015 came from consumers 60 and older. To combat the problem, AARP Iowa has trained a team of Fraud Watch Network volunteers, who make presentations to church groups, senior centers, service organizations and other community groups across the state. The AARP state office wants to expand the number of organizations reached in 2017. …

— With the 2017 legislative session under way, AARP Illinois is urging lawmakers to pass a fully functional budget that helps older residents continue to live independently in their own homes. Among other issues, the state office is fighting for affordable utility rates and supportive services for family caregivers. AARP Illinois invites members to amplify these efforts by joining its advocacy team. Volunteer training sessions will be scheduled in Chicago and Springfield. Interested? Call Teresa Jones at 217-747-8881 or email her …

— Meet Jan Lindsey for brunch on Tuesday, April 11, and you can help advocate for stronger policies for older Arizonans. Lindsey and other volunteers and experts will host some of the 90 state legislators at AARP’s annual nonpartisan lobbying event at 10:30 a.m. on the Capitol lawn. Lindsey, 70, of Fountain Hills, is a retired public school teacher and administrator who chairs the AARP Advocacy Steering Committee for Arizona. The brunch will include AARP staff and representatives of Gov. Doug …