Blacksburg Health Fair to Feature Free Screenings

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

Local Resources 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 …

Discover the Real Possibility of Long-Term Financial Security

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local Resources Throughout your life, you’ve paved your own path—finding the things that mean the most to you. The road to retirement isn’t any different. AARP Virginia is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan, and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security. Access AARP’s online tools and join us at an upcoming Financial Security workshop in your community. AARP …

Workshop: Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Lifestyle

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local Resources 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 Arlington Neighborhood Villages to bring …

Super-star Volunteer Gets a Head Start on the 2014 Food Drive

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local Resources Longtime AARP Volunteer, Wahed Hossaini, collected food and donations at the Eid dinner service he attended with his family on Monday, July 28 in Fairfax.  Wahed has been “creating the good” for many years now by participating in our annual food drive.  His efforts make a huge difference for our local food pantry, ECHO.  Wahed has collected and donated over $5,000 and many thousands of pounds of food for ECHO. To meet the challenge of hunger statewide, AARP Virginia is …

It’s Never Too Late to Learn!

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

Local Resources 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 …

Recruitment for Create The Good Volunteers in Fredericksburg

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Local Resources 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? AARP Virginia Values Your Experience. 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 …