FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASK LEGISLATORS TO PASS HB1413 AND SB851

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Press | Virginia BILLS WOULD HELP CAREGIVERS LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER HOSPITAL DISCHARGE   RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers descended upon the Virginia General Assembly today to urge lawmakers to pass a bill to help people who care for family members at home. More than 100 people came to the Capitol from across the state to advocate for the more than 1.7 million family members who care for their loved ones at home.   “We caregivers exist in …

AARP Speakers Available on Wide Range of Topics

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Virginia The AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, difficult conversations about driving, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Virginians 50-plus live their best …

Calling All Artists

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia Fairfax County, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, AARP Virginia and several community groups will hold a Creative Aging Festival in May 2015. The month-long festival will include a reception at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads to launch the festival on May 1, followed by events at various public and private venues throughout the month. If you are an artist or an organization that sponsors art programming for older adults, we hope you will consider applying to be part of this …

HB 1413 AND SB 851 WOULD HELP FAMILY MEMBERS CARING FOR LOVED ONES AT HOME

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Press | Virginia AARP TO FOCUS ON CAREGIVER LEGISLATION DURING LOBBY DAY ON JANUARY 27  RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers will head to the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, January 27 to urge their legislators to pass a bill to help people who care for family members at home. More than 100 people are expected to visit their legislators on Tuesday morning.  Use this link to send a message to your representative in the Virginia House of Delegates. Virginia’s 1.7 million family …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 01/22/2015 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 …

Volunteer With AARP: Your Experience Matters!

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia | Volunteering 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? At AARP, Your Experience Matters. 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 …