Take the Food Drive Challenge This Fall to Help Fight Hunger

Take the Food Drive Challenge This Fall to Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering Fighting hunger in Virginia is a challenge AARP Virginia is taking on, and everyone can help families in their own communities in September. Last fall, The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive collected over 125,000 pounds of food during the week-long challenge. This year’s goal is to collect over 150,000 pounds. In order to reach this goal we are calling on all Virginians to take part in the 2014 challenge September 8-15. Participating is as easy as donating food, volunteering …

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Sue Lindsey Bob Monroe had a spotless driving record going into his 70s, so when a police officer waved at him as he passed through a school zone, it never occurred to him there was a problem. He waved back, figuring it might be someone he knew. Monroe, who was pulled over and ticketed for going 4 miles per hour over the speed limit near that Henrico County school, ended up being grateful to the officer. “I may have …

The Holiday Project is inviting you to celebrate Easter with the Community

The Holiday Project is inviting you to celebrate Easter with the Community

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

Volunteering Celebrate Easter with people living in senior facilities who may have no other holiday visitors.   The Holiday Project is continuing its efforts this spring with Easter Sunday community visits to many people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who will spend the holidays without family. “Many of the volunteers who participated in the December 25th event sponsored by The Holiday Project, AARP Virginia and Beth Sholom Temple asked if we could do it again.” said Sally Cooney Anderson, …

Join us at the Venture into Volunteering Fair

Join us at the Venture into Volunteering Fair

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering Boomers and Older Adults: Venture into Volunteering! Thursday, March 27 10 a.m. – Noon Frying Pan Park Visitor Center 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA FREE PRIZES AND REFRESHMENTS Your time and talents can create meaningful change in our community – find out how at the Venture into Volunteering Fair! Community and county agency representatives will be on hand to discuss a wide range of opportunities including helping kids with homework, delivering meals on wheels and becoming a court appointed …

AARP VA at the Fredericksburg Home Show

AARP VA at the Fredericksburg Home Show

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Volunteering While most Virginians want to stay in their own homes as they age, many homes need modification to be fully accessible. Virginia staff and volunteers will be at the Fredericksburg Spring Home & Garden Show on March 21-23, 2014 to offer ideas and resources for staying safe and healthy at home for a lifetime. Visit us at our booth for information about AARP Home Fit resources, the Livable Home Tax Credit and upcoming workshops. The Livable Home Tax Credit is …

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Celebrating the life of Elvira Beville Shaw

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

Volunteering 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 …