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 …

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

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia 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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Virginia 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.    

Annual Community Food Drive

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Virginia | Volunteering During the week of September 7th, AARP volunteers, staff, and members contributed thousands of pounds of food to local food pantries.

America’s PrepareAthon! For Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Home & Family | Virginia A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, …