Benefits Summit and Fair Planned in Charleston, WV December 6

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | West Virginia AARP West Virginia, in partnership with the Partnership of African American Churches (PAAC), is hosting a free community event in Charleston, WV on Saturday, December 6 to help you discover organizations and opportunities in the Kanawha Valley Community and beyond. The benefits summit and fair will be held 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Learn more about resources in your community that can help you get more out of life. Get information on nutrition, caregiving, job opportunities and …

Beware of Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work | West Virginia It’s the holiday season, when people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need. But the holidays are a prime time for scammers to pose as charities. AARP West Virginia cautions members not to be taken advantage of when trying to help the disadvantaged. Donors can protect themselves by getting the name and address of any “organization” asking for money and checking it against licensed charities listed at apps.sos.wv.gov/business/charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also recommends checking charitynavigator.org. …

Ravenswood High School’s Preston Humphreys Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/22/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press | West Virginia Jackson County student athlete earns statewide honor   Preston Humphreys of Ravenswood High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 23. A junior, Preston is a 3.8 g.p.a. student. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and his school activities include Student Council, Service Learning program and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.He is the son of Jeff and Trudy Humphreys of Ravenswood. A kicker and defensive back for …

Robert C. Byrd High School’s Chaz Rodeheaver Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Community | Press | West Virginia Eagles’ soccer captain, All-State standout earns statewide honor   CHARLESTON – Chaz Rodeheaver of Robert C. Byrd High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 16. A senior, Chaz is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP Honors student ranked at the top of his class. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was a nominee for American Legion Mountaineer Boys State. He is the son of Tim …

Martinsburg High School’s Eric Mitchell, Jr. Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press | West Virginia Bulldogs’ two-sport standout earns statewide honor Eric Mitchell, Jr. of Martinsburg High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 9. A senior, Eric is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. He is the son of Eric and Ywatta Mitchell of Martinsburg. A four-year member of Coach Dave Walker’s Martinsburg Bulldog …

17 Percent Rate Hike Pending for Electric Users

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | West Virginia American Electric Power—which operates Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power—has asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia to approve a $226 million rate hike to improve infrastructure and recover from storm damage. The rate hike could raise monthly bills by 17 percent on average for about 477,000 customers in 24 counties. AARP opposes the increase. About 42 percent of West Virginians age 45-plus use only electricity to heat their homes, and 58 percent are very or extremely concerned about …