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 …

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 | Money & Work | Press | West Virginia 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 …