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 …

AARP SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia Advocacy Director David DeBiasi held a press briefing today with Michael Cassidy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, to clarify facts about the Affordable Care Act’s changes to Medicare. The briefing is in response to recent letters from members of the House of Delegates, including Speaker William Howell, that include inaccurate information about changes to Medicare, the federal program that provides health coverage to 1.2 million Virginians. “To set the record straight, the …

View AARP-produced documentary on Japanese American internment during World War II

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press WCVE-TV in Richmond and WHTJ-TV in Charlottesville will air Honorable Journey: The Untold Story of Japanese Americans During WW II at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Narrated by actor George Takei, the film is a production of AARP which commissioned writer and producer Stephen Menick to create the video on the Japanese American experience during World War II. Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II.  The film features conflicts of …

Virginia Residents Saved over $219 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press The numbers are in, and they are impressive   Virginia residents on Medicare saved $219,947,463 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $890. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D prescription …