Benefits Summit and Fair Planned in Charleston, WV December 6

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

Local Resources 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 …

Free Workshop on Working with Alternative Energy Suppliers

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Local Resources Have you Been Contacted about Choosing Your Energy Supplier? Are you Confused about How to Compare these Offers? Come to this workshop on September 9th to learn more.

Answers to Your Questions

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

Local Resources 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 …

Free Organizer Available for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources In response to the challenges Alzheimer’s disease presents for patients and their caregivers, the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute has published “Connect to Care.” The notebook aims to help caregivers manage medical appointments, medications, insurance billing and other details. AARP West Virginia is helping to distribute free copies. An estimated 44,000 West Virginians had the disease in 2010, a number expected to increase by nearly 14 percent by 2025. The state has one of the oldest populations in the country as …