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

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

Advocacy 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 …

AARP Virginia and League of Women Voters of Virginia Extend The People’s Debate Invitation to U.S. Senate Candidates

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia have extended an invitation to the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S Senate to participate in the statewide broadcast of The People’s Debate, scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2014, from 7-8 p.m. EDT. “For more than 25 years, non-partisan voter engagement and education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives,” AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio said. “We are proud to sponsor The People’s …

AARP Virginia Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Virginia volunteers and staff visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to the offices of Senators Mark Warner, D-VA and Tim Kaine, D-VA and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Eric Cantor, R-VA, Scott Rigell, …

Virginia Street Design Scored Poorly for Pedestrians Safety

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy Report finds pedestrians disproportionately killed and injured due to poor street design A new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America ranked Virginia 22 most dangerous in nation for pedestrians due to poor street design. Three of Virginia’s metropolitan regions were ranked poorly for pedestrian’s safety among the 51 largest metro areas in the nation. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014, ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) that assesses how safe pedestrians …

AARP SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia Advocacy Director David DeBiasi held a press briefing today with Michael Cassidy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, to clarify facts about the Affordable Care Act’s changes to Medicare. The briefing is in response to recent letters from members of the House of Delegates, including Speaker William Howell, that include inaccurate information about changes to Medicare, the federal program that provides health coverage to 1.2 million Virginians. “To set the record straight, the …

AARP Virginia Invites Charlottesville Community to a Public Forum on the Future of Social Security

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy Too many politicians aren’t listening to hardworking Virginians about the future of Social Security.  AARP believes you’ve paid into Social Security and you deserve a voice in the future of the program.  That’s why we’re fighting to protect your hard-earned Social Security benefits and ensure the system stays strong for future generations. AARP invites the community to come out to our free public forum 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at the Charlottesville Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, …