Annual Community Food Drive

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Virginia | Volunteering During the week of September 7th, AARP volunteers, staff, and members contributed thousands of pounds of food to local food pantries.

Blacksburg Health Fair to Feature Free Screenings

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Press | Virginia The AARP Blacksburg Chapter and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the AARP/VCOM Health and Wellness Fair on September 17 in the VCOM II Building at 2280 Kraft Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060. The Fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 100 exhibitors. Attendees are invited to participate in health screenings including hearing and vision tests, blood pressure and sugar testing, body mass calculation and nutrition advice, musculoskeletal and bone density screenings, cancer …

America’s PrepareAthon! For Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family | Virginia A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family.Our events …

AARP Begins #WW2K Social Media Effort for Virginia Congressional Races

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Press | Virginia RICHMOND _Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for Congress and U.S. Senate questions and the office-seekers will have the opportunity to answer those questions in a continuous open forum between now and Election Day.   AARP Virginia today unleashed its 2014 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know. The effort, conducted last year for the gubernatorial and state legislative races, will be conducted entirely through social media. The initiative gives voters across the state an …

Senate Race Focuses on Budget, Health Issues

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Virginia By Tamara Lytle Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and the man who wants his job, Republican Ed Gillespie, offer differing views on a variety of issues important to older voters. Both will be on the ballot Nov. 4 for the U.S. Senate seat that Warner won six years ago. Warner, 59, served four years as governor and was an early investor in a cellphone company that became Nextel. Gillespie, 53, has been chairman of the Republican National Committee and the …