— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our …

— Wine Down With AARP at our Dinner Group at Max’s On Broad.  Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at Max’s On Broad and the Vine Wine Club. Enjoy dinner and socialize with other AARP members and their guests. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm and receive a 15% discount on your dinner entrée.       Wednesday, November 08, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Max’s On Broad – 305 Brook Rd, Richmond, …

— NEWPORT NEWS, VA – AARP on Monday presented U.S. Representative Bobby Scott with the 2017 ‘AARP Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress.   Scott received this recognition for leadership that benefits the lives of Virginians age 50+ and their families.  AARP Virginia staff and volunteer leaders presented Scott with the award on Monday in his Newport News office.   “Congressman Scott once again demonstrated his commitment to serve — and his ability …

— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. October’s Caregiving Q&A webcast is hosted by caregiving experts Lee Baker and Debra Tyler-Horton from AARP Georgia. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. Managing Your Loved One’s Finances Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00-7:30 pm ET Lee …

— Join us in learning the five pillars of brain healthy behaviors, which research tells us if we undertake starting today, regardless of our age, will help reduce the risk of age-related diseases and optimize our chances of maintaining our cognitive abilities. Share your brain healthy behaviors and be inspired by others. It’s never too late to take charge of our brain health and improve our quality of life.   Five Pillars of Brain Health  Monday,  October 16, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. …

— The Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area invites you to attend Metro Washington Financial Planning Day where you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of highly qualified Certified Financial Planner™ professionals to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation with an expert on a wide variety of personal finance issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, and estate planning, among many others! And best of all, there are no …

— Join us for two live Medicare webcasts and get answers to your questions Do you have questions about Medicare coverage and plan options? Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or entering open enrollment, the two-part Medicare Q&A series from Learn@50+ can get you answers about your 2017 plan options. In part one, AARP’s Medicare expert Susan Lutz will review the different parts of Medicare and answer your questions about enrollment periods for new Medicare recipients and open enrollment rules for …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.  He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Soon, dangerous rivalries reveal themselves as the women tend to …

— Alexandria and Arlington Commissions on Aging invite you to meet with elected officials* from Senate Districts: Adam Ebbin (D-30), Barbara Favola (D-31), Janet Howell (D-32), Richard Saslaw (D-35), and George Barker (D-39) and from House Districts: Mark Levine (D-45), Charniele Herring (D-46), Patrick Hope (D-47), Rip Sullivan (D-48), and Alfonso Lopez (D-49).   Legislative Forum on Aging Issues Thursday, November 09, 2017;  from 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fairlington Community Center – 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22206 For more information or …

— AARP Virginia is partnering with the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and Manumission Tours to present a very special community conversation and ‘Genealogy 101.” After the workshop and light refreshments, we will take a 9 block historical walking tour and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s historical sites.     An introduction to Genealogy Saturday, October 28, 2017;  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Charles Houston Recreation Center – 901 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Registration is required for this free …