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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Press | Virginia 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 …

Are You Ready For Your Life Reimagined Moment?

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Virginia Life Reimagined–Discovering Your New Life Possibilities Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking, “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter and you have to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It’s a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life — It’s called life Reimagined. Life Reimagined is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making …

AARP Virginia and League of Women Voters of Virginia Extend The People’s Debate Invitation to U.S. Senate Candidates

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Press | Virginia AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia have extended an invitation to the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S Senate to participate in the statewide broadcast of The People’s Debate, scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2014, from 7-8 p.m. EDT. “For more than 25 years, non-partisan voter engagement and education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives,” AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio said. “We are proud to sponsor The People’s …

Join AARP at Virginia’s Premier Volunteer Conference This July

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia | Volunteering The Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administrator (GRAVA) Conference is Virginia’s premier gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, and local government sectors.  Non-profit professionals are invited to the 2014 GRAVA Volunteerism Professional Development Conference in Richmond, July 10. GRAVA is a professional membership organization that promotes and supports excellence in the management and leadership of volunteers in the Greater Richmond area through professional development, networking, and advocacy. AARP Virginia has been a long standing partner with …

Georgetown Starts Study to Halt Alzheimer’s Disease in Those at High-Risk

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Virginia WASHINGTON (June 9, 2014) – Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have launched a clinical study aimed at slowing the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people who don’t have symptoms but already have signs in their brains. The study, part of a national effort at dozens of medical centers, is for older individuals who have amyloid plaque build up in their brains as seen on a brain PET scan. The plaque, a tale-tell sign of pending cognitive or memory decline, appears years …

A Community Where Living Is Easier

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Virginia By Gil Klein When you walk into Linda Broadbent’s house in Charlottesville, you’re struck by the openness and airiness of this new home. It appears to be a comfortable place to live. What you don’t notice right away are the accommodations the builder made for her home to be certified as an “EasyLiving Home,” designed to accommodate people in all stages of life. Broadbent’s house is one of 36 in Charlottesville that make up Virginia’s first EasyLiving Home-certified community. It …