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 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 …

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

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

Events 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 …

Operation Scam Jam, Financial Education & Shred Events Highlight 2014 WV Money Smart Week, April 5-12

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Events AARP West Virginia and the AARP Foundation are partnering with more than 20 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA Investor Education Foundation to promote financial wellness during 2014 West Virginia MoneySmart Week®, April 5 – 12. West Virginia Money Smart Week®(MSW) is part of a multi-state public awareness campaign of the Federal Reserve Bank that stresses the importance of financial literacy, informs consumers where they can get help, and provides free educational seminars …

Be Smart About Your Money

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

Events AARP West Virginia and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are cosponsoring “Money Smart Week,” April 5-12, to help state residents stay up to speed on personal finance. “Financial literacy isn’t just about making good investments,” said Gaylene Miller, AARP state director. “It means protecting oneself from fraud, getting raises at work and securing good deals on homes and cars—all while preparing for or living in retirement.” West Virginia ranks second among the states in the percentage of residents 65 …

Helping Job Seekers 50+ Get Back to Work

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Fifty-plus and looking for work? AARP West Virginia is hosting a series of seminars sponsored by the AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ program. January is prime time for hiring, and the seminars will help candidates write eye-catching résumés, interview effectively and find local job-skills training. West Virginia’s unemployment rate has dropped since reaching a high of 10 percent in February 2010. But a May 2012 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows workers 55 and older are more …

West Virginians encouraged to “give back” with WV Day to Serve, Sept. 15-29

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Events West Virginians are encouraged to give back to their communities during the 2013 West Virginia Day to Serve, a collective effort to strengthen communities through volunteer service scheduled for Sept. 15-29, 2013. “This year, I’m asking all West Virginians to, once again, offer your time and talents in an effort to double last year’s success,” said West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. “By volunteering in our communities, we each have the opportunity to experience immense personal growth while preserving our …