AARP WV, MetroNews To Again Recognize Outstanding WV High School Scholar Athletes In 2014

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Events | Press | Volunteering | West Virginia AARP West Virginia and the MetroNews Radio Network are again partnering to recognize some of the state’s best and brightest student athletes through the AARP West Virginia Scholar Athlete of the Week program. This statewide honor, presented each week during the Fall Sports season on the popular West Virginia MetroNews High School GameNight program, recognizes West Virginia high school student athletes for outstanding achievement in athletics, the classroom and in communities across the Mountain State. Student athletes in Grades 11 …

Answers to Your Questions

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | West Virginia Many Americans face new worries as they age, such as how to pay for the medications they need or whether they can continue to live independently. West Virginians may find answers to such questions at The website lists medical equipment suppliers, pharmacies, hospitals, independent living and assisted living communities, nursing homes and hospice facilities. Users can search by ZIP code to find services close to home. West Virginia’s population is aging faster than the national average. Residents age 60-plus …


Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Where To Watch: West Virginia’s 2014 Independence Day Fireworks Displays

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Events | West Virginia Looking for a spectacular fireworks show to watch among the West Virginia hills this weekend? Celebrate America’s birthday and enjoy the 4th of July holiday with family and friends by taking in one of the many spectacular displays being held in communities across the Mountain State.  Following is a comprehensive list of scheduled fireworks displays for the 2014 Independence Day holiday, compiled from West Virginia media and community websites:   Barbour County July 4:  Philippi – 10 p.m., Barbour County Fairgrounds.   Berkeley County July 4: Martinsburg – 9:30 …

Fighting to Restore Money for In-home Care

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | West Virginia West Virginia is pressing to expand the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver Program, which helps state residents continue to live at home as they age, rather than moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. About 9 in 10 older Americans want to stay at home as they age, AARP research shows, and in-home services usually are more cost-effective than institutional care. The program provides in-home services—such as help with bathing—for about 6,000 West Virginians. About an additional 2,000 …

Crackdown on Financial Abuse

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | West Virginia A new state law will strengthen penalties for financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. AARP West Virginia pushed for the law, which will take effect June 8. It will make it a felony to swindle $1,000 or more from anyone who is 65 or older, incapacitated or under a court-issued protective order. It will prohibit guardians, conservators, trustees and people with power of attorney from using their position as a defense against financial abuse. The annual loss nationwide for victims of …