AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 07/22/2014 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 …

Northern Virginia Encore Chorales Seek Singers 55+!

Posted on 07/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia For Baby Boomers and Beyond – Sing with one of the Northern Virginia Encore Chorales this Fall WHAT:             Encore Chorale for singers 55+ WHEN:             Starting September 2014 for 15 weeks WHERE:           Locations in Northern Virginia For more information, visit the Encore website at http://encorecreativity.org, call 301-261-5747 or email info@encorecreativity.org. Encore invites you to join us for our Fall season of singing to be held at locations in Northern Virginia.   Encore singers improve their voices, improve their health, …

Statewide Food Drive Sept. 8-15

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Virginia | Volunteering  To meet the challenge of hunger statewide, AARP Virginia is coordinating a food drive throughout the Old Dominion Sept. 8-15. Volunteers can help at more than 150 collection sites, and donations will go to local food pantries. In Virginia, nearly 16 percent of food bank visitors are 65 or older, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. Even so, nearly 6 percent of older Virginians are at risk of hunger. To organize a local food drive, download tips at createthegood.org/howto. …

Recruitment for Create The Good Volunteers in Fredericksburg

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Virginia If you had the chance to help a neighbor, solve a community problem, or advocate for a cause you care about, would you do it? AARP Virginia Values Your Experience. Through AARP you can use your experience, talent, and creativity to make an impact in your community — and meet some new friends along the way! As an AARP volunteer you can direct your passion for making a difference to enhance the quality of life for people 50+ in the …

Discover the Real Possibility of Long-Term Financial Security

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Virginia Throughout your life, you’ve paved your own path—finding the things that mean the most to you. The road to retirement isn’t any different. AARP Virginia is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Access AARP’s online tools and join us at an upcoming Financial Security workshop in your community. AARP …

New Scorecard Says Virginia Needs Improvement To Serve Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Press | Virginia More must be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially support for Family Caregivers Virginia ranks 19th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve quality of life and quality of care, support for family caregivers, and effective transitions. This is according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The …