AARP Virginia Recognizes Neil Walsh of Norfolk with its Most Prestigious Community Service Award

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginia STAUNTON _ AARP Virginia has selected Neil P. Walsh to receive the 2014 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service — the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The organization honored several individuals, organizations and AARP chapters for volunteer work at its annual awards ceremony on Nov. 12. Walsh, of Norfolk, is a legislative advocate with AARP Virginia and has been the spokesperson for the reform of payday lending practices in the State of Virginia. …

Ten Tips for Caregivers to Cope with Stress at the Holidays

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Virginia by James L. Brooks. Associate State Director, AARP Virginia Caregiving for a family member or friend is a gift.  It can also bring stress.  While stress is part of caregiving year round, it can become even more intense during the holidays.  Here are ten tips caregivers can use to help cope with stress at the holidays: 1.  Keep it simple.  One way to cut stress is to streamline plans.  Focus on having a few holiday activities and meals rather than …

Lifelong Learning Unlocks New Interests

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources | Virginia By Sue Lindsey Retiring from her job teaching elementary school in Fairfax County in 2009, a year after her husband died, Wendy Campbell faced an uncertain future. That changed when she found an educational program, geared toward older adults, that has given her new energy. Campbell, of Lorton, is among nearly 1,200 retirees and others who are finding mental stimulation, social contacts and a life purpose at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, according to its volunteer …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 10/29/2014 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 …

Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia WILLIAMSBURG _ Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you at two sessions on November 10. Professional caregivers also are encouraged to participate and provide perspective on the issue. Join AARP Virginia to participate in a listening session to learn about and provide feedback on …

Are you a family caregiver? We want to hear from you!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia Nearly half of family caregivers are being called on to perform medical or nursing tasks, often with little or no explanation or guidance.  Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you!  AARP Virginia is urging the 2015 General Assembly to pass legislation to ensure that …