Blacksburg Health Fair to Feature Free Screenings

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The AARP Blacksburg Chapter and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the AARP/VCOM Health and Wellness Fair on September 17 in the VCOM II Building at 2280 Kraft Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060. The Fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 100 exhibitors. Attendees are invited to participate in health screenings including hearing and vision tests, blood pressure and sugar testing, body mass calculation and nutrition advice, musculoskeletal and bone density screenings, cancer …

Fairfax County Presents…

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

28th Annual Caregivers Conference, 11/11/2014, Alexandria, VA

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 28th Annual Caregivers Conference – Caregiving: Taking a Closer Look Presented by the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Tuesday, November 11th 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Alexandria 2932 King Street, Alexandria , VA 22302 This year’s keynote speaker will be Doctor Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain …

It’s Never Too Late to Learn!

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing If you are having a hard time finding intellectual or social stimulation in retirement, search no more! There are over a hundred Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes throughout the United States offering classes, excursions, and social events for people like you who are seeking more from their retirement years. The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has partnered with 118 colleges and universities in every state across the U.S. to provide educational programs to older adults who want to make productive …

Statewide Food Drive Sept. 8-15

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing  To meet the challenge of hunger statewide, AARP Virginia is coordinating a food drive throughout the Old Dominion Sept. 8-15. Volunteers can help at more than 150 collection sites, and donations will go to local food pantries. In Virginia, nearly 16 percent of food bank visitors are 65 or older, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. Even so, nearly 6 percent of older Virginians are at risk of hunger. To organize a local food drive, download tips at createthegood.org/howto. …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …