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 …

Discover the Real Possibility of Long-Term Financial Security

Posted on 08/29/2014 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 …

The People’s Debate Scheduled for October 13

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Press | Virginia Senator Mark Warner Accepts People’s Debate Invitation Statewide Broadcast on October 13 RICHMOND_ The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia are pleased to announce Senator Mark Warner has accepted the groups’ invitation to debate challenger Ed Gillespie during a statewide television broadcast on October 13.     The statewide-televised debate will be held at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Richmond. Media partners for the debate are WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6. The debate will be …

You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Press | Virginia | Volunteering         AARP VIRGINIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE IS SEPTEMBER 8-15   RICHMOND _ It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community September 8-15.   The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive begins September 8, when more than 150 collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries. People across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their …

Fairfax County Presents…

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Virginia How Well Can You Provide Your Health Care Information? Would you be able to provide your critical health care information to a new doctor, physical therapist or an emergency responder? The key to answering these questions accurately is creating and maintaining a personal health care record. This is why Fairfax County’s Long Term Care Coordinating Committee is hosting these free presentations on how to do this. Wednesday, September 10, 1-2:30 p.m. George Mason Regional Library 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale …