Lifelong Learning Unlocks New Interests

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources | Virginia By Sue Lindsey Retiring from her job teaching elementary school in Fairfax County in 2009, a year after her husband died, Wendy Campbell faced an uncertain future. That changed when she found an educational program, geared toward older adults, that has given her new energy. Campbell, of Lorton, is among nearly 1,200 retirees and others who are finding mental stimulation, social contacts and a life purpose at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, according to its volunteer …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family.Our events …

Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia 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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia 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 …

Bring the Spirit of the Holidays to People Who Might Not Have a Celebration

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family | Virginia | Volunteering Across Virginia, there are people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities who will spend the holidays alone. With a simple holiday visit, you can make a difference! Join AARP Virginia and The Holiday Project to bring the spirit of the holidays to people who might not have a celebration.  Throughout the holiday season, The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities across Virginia. You can join an existing visit team, start your own visit team …

Watch Mark Warner & Ed Gillespie Face Off in the #PeoplesDebate LIVE

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Press | Virginia Virginians across the state — or the world — can watch U.S. Senator Mark Warner face his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in the People’s Debate tonight at 7 p.m..  Thanks to debate media partners WCVE-TV PBS and WTVR-TV CBS 6, the debate will be broadcast statewide on stations in every Virginia market.  The debate, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, will also air live on C-SPAN and be live streamed online by several news organizations. You can …