FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASK LEGISLATORS TO PASS HB1413 AND SB851

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

Events 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 …

Calling All Artists

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

Events 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 …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events 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 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 …

Opera NOVA announces special performance of Cosi fan tutte dedicated to the senior community

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events Arlington County Opens Its Doors to Opera NOVA”s First Seniors Special Performance Mozart’s classic, Cosi fan tutte (“Women Are Like That”) considered a masterpiece by experts while many laymen say it is just a ‘silly romp’ will be condensed. This Special Performance for senior citizens will be on Saturday, February 7th at 2 PM— lobby reception to follow –at Gunston 1 Theater 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA. Tickets are only $5 Reserve your ticket today by calling the Opera …

We Need to Talk – Giving Up the Car Keys – seminar leaders available to speak

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events Northern Virginia traffic can be a nightmare! Keeping safe on the roads is a concern to all of us, especially those of us with aging parents. How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving? It’s a tough subject for most families, but it’s a serious matter. Now there’s help. AARP is happy to offer We Need to Talk, a free workshop to help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving …