Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living

Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free workshop to find out how simple changes to your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish. AARP is teaming up with Mt. Vernon at Home, Fairfax …

Independent Living: Your Way

Independent Living: Your Way

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family Learn how you or a family member can continue living at home despite age, illness or disability… Join AARP and the City of Virginia Beach’s Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging for a free Independent Living: Your Way Workshop and Resource Fair to learn all about home modification, including how to afford it and finding local resources. Independent Living: Your Way Workshop and Resource Fair April 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration …

Caregiving Workshop

Caregiving Workshop

Posted on 04/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family Navigating the Modern Medical Maze for Caregivers   Author of The Unbroken Circle, James L. Brooks, M. Div, Associate State Director, AARP Virginia will speak at the Caregiver Workshop May 17 in Alexandria.  The session on Navigating the Modern Medical Maze for Caregivers will offer strategies and tools that anyone can use to plan care at home and advocate effectively for themselves or others. “Caring for a family member or friend during illness is one of the greatest gifts you …

Aging in Place: Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Life Style

Aging in Place: Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Life Style

Posted on 04/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free workshop to find out how simple changes to your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish. AARP is teaming with McLean Community: A Village for All …

View AARP-produced documentary on Japanese American internment during World War II

View AARP-produced documentary on Japanese American internment during World War II

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family WCVE-TV in Richmond and WHTJ-TV in Charlottesville will air Honorable Journey: The Untold Story of Japanese Americans During WW II at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Narrated by actor George Takei, the film is a production of AARP which commissioned writer and producer Stephen Menick to create the video on the Japanese American experience during World War II. Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II.  The film features conflicts of …

Free Seminars for Caregivers

Free Seminars for Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family AARP Virginia is a proud member of the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium; we offers seminars designed to help family caregivers of older adults or adults with a disability manage their day-to-day issues.  Speakers include experts in law, care management, finances and community resources. The events take place at locations throughout the Fairfax area.  Please join us for information, resources, and networking with other caregivers.  AARP brings real possibilities to your community. Register online or call 703-324-5205. Diagnosis: Dementia…Now What? Thursday, April …