— 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 …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as we transition from spring into summer.  That’s why AARP Virginia has partnered with a local chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) to start a weekly walking group in Roanoke. The walking group is scheduled to meet for four consecutive …

— The American Health Care Act would make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of Americans. The impacts of the bill on Virginians are listed below.   The bill reduces funding for Medicare, which will negatively affect beneficiaries.   The bill repeals a 0.9 percent payroll tax on higher-income workers, which would remove over $100 billion over ten years from the Hospital Insurance trust fund. This would hasten the insolvency of Medicare and diminish Medicare’s ability to pay for services …

—   Summer 2017 Term in Northern Virginia June 12 through July 28 Registration is ongoing starting May 16, but our priority registration ends on May 24. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a six-week summer program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. From Latin to archaeology, religion to science, there is a topic to suit every …

— NV Rides Presents… Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age   NV Rides will host a morning of workshops offering tips and best practices to help you stay on the road safely, and for as long as possible. Workshop highlights will include: Steps you can take to ensure safety Using technology to find transportation Tips on keeping your body and mind healthy How to help your non-driving neighbors Securing safe and reliable transportation after you stop driving Going Places: Safe …

— Know Your Rights,                                   Make Your Voice HEARD! Special Remarks from: Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair Delegate ‘Rip’ Sullivan, Virginia General Assembly Join us to learn about the legislative process and how you can influence policy at all levels of government.   Resources Available from: Arlington Aging and Disability Services Community Outreach Program Mental Health (BHD) Office of Senior Adult Programs (DPR) Arlington …

—   Join us at the AARP Virginia Academy: Smarter Living for All Ages on Saturday, June 17th at the Lee Center in Alexandria. This all-day event includes classes, a community resource fair, and free document shredding. This event is designed to help you make plans for better living. Learn about keeping your brain healthy, preparing to care for a loved one, avoiding scams and frauds, and much more. You will get information about important life matters that you are faced …

— AARP joined approximately sixty other public and private organizations in supporting the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at the 12th Annual USPTO Employee Health and Wellness Fair on April 27th.  This event was held in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO  Alexandria, Virginia campus, and drew an estimated 3,000 attendees. The Health and Wellness Fair was held in conjunction with the Bring-Your-Child-to-Work-Day and was attended by employees and their families.  This resulted in an event drawing people of …

— Join us Tuesday, June 6, at Lewis Gale Field when the Salem Red Sox face the Lynchburg Hillcats, as AARP highlights the important topic of Maintaining Brain Health as we age. AARP members and their families who attend the game are invited to stop by the pavilion any time after the gates open at 6:05 pm for free hot dogs and hamburgers while supplies last! The first pitch is at 7:05 pm and there will be many fun activities taking …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— The faces in the halls of government have changed, but one thing stays the same: AARP’s commitment to ensuring affordable access to high-quality health care. On May 23, AARP Virginia advocacy volunteers will head to the Capitol in Washington to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to ask them to protect Medicare and ensure affordable access to health insurance. Congress is considering proposals that could lead to drastic changes in coverage for older Americans. More than 1.4 million …