Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

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

Posted on 10/8/2014 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 …

Senior Living in Alexandria TV show

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Senior Services of Alexandria’s October TV program, Senior Living in Alexandria, features AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato talking about long-term care; cooking with Chef Hans and highlights from the September Speaker Series on Seniors and Their Pets! Check it out. Senior Living in Alexandria program that airs Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on Alexandria Comcast Channel 70 and also on Youtube.    

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 …

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 …