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

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

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 …

AARP Virginia State President will speak at the 18th annual ABC’s & D’s of Aging Conference in Williamsburg

AARP Virginia State President will speak at the 18th annual ABC’s & D’s of Aging Conference in Williamsburg

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press Bob Blancato, AARP Virginia State President, will speak on legislation that affects healthy aging at The ABC’s and Ds of Aging Conference on April 10. The purpose of the conference is to educate older adults about the components of healthy aging and to empower them to take action to live healthy lives. “Staying healthy, aging well and having a good quality of life are important to Virginians as we grow older,” Blancato said. “Lawmakers have the ability to enhance the …

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Celebrating the life of Elvira Beville Shaw

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 125 Patrons– Cox, Albo, Carr, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Howell, W.J., Ingram, Joannou, Kilgore, Lingamfelter, Loupassi, Massie, McQuinn, O’Bannon, Orrock, Peace, Plum, Robinson, Torian, Toscano, Ware and Watts; Senators: Barker, Colgan, Deeds, Edwards, Hanger, Howell, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, Marsh, Martin, McEachin, Puller, Saslaw, Stosch, Stuart and Watkins   WHEREAS, Elvira Beville Shaw, a respected civic leader from Colonial Heights, died on October 3, 2013; and WHEREAS, a native of Dinwiddie County, Elvira Shaw generously gave of her …

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AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2014

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.   “Tax-Aide provides a valuable service for taxpayers in the Commonwealth,” said AARP …

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Join forces with AARP and the LOA to keep seniors from going hungry this winter

Posted on 01/8/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Press AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 42,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,000 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …