The People’s Debate Scheduled for October 13

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press Senator Mark Warner Accepts People’s Debate Invitation Statewide Broadcast on October 13 RICHMOND_ The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia are pleased to announce Senator Mark Warner has accepted the groups’ invitation to debate challenger Ed Gillespie during a statewide television broadcast on October 13.     The statewide-televised debate will be held at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Richmond. Media partners for the debate are WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6. The debate will be …

You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press         AARP VIRGINIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE IS SEPTEMBER 8-15   RICHMOND _ It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community September 8-15.   The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive begins September 8, when more than 150 collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries. People across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their …

U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE ACCEPTS PEOPLE’S DEBATE INVITATION

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia are pleased to announce that U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has agreed to participate in the People’s Debate on October 13. “We are hopeful that Senator Mark Warner will agree to take part in the People’s Debate,” said AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio, who received Gillespie’s signed acceptance today. The deadline to accept the debate invitation is Monday, August 4. The two non-partisan groups traditionally sponsor the …

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

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

Press 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 …

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

Press 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 …

Virginia Street Design Scored Poorly for Pedestrians Safety

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press Report finds pedestrians disproportionately killed and injured due to poor street design A new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America ranked Virginia 22 most dangerous in nation for pedestrians due to poor street design. Three of Virginia’s metropolitan regions were ranked poorly for pedestrian’s safety among the 51 largest metro areas in the nation. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014, ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) that assesses how safe pedestrians …