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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 events …

summer cookout

Join Us For Summer Fun! AARP has reserved the Great Room and Patio of the Fredericksburg Country Club for a Summer Cookout! The menu will include barbecue chicken, hamburgers from the grill, oven-baked beans, coleslaw, iced tea and lemonade, and watermelon and brownies for dessert! Fredericksburg Country Club 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, VA  22408 Discounted Cost for Event: $15.00 (all inclusive) Come as you are in casual dress and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28th. Ample …

partners in aging

AARP Virginia is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual ‘Art of Aging – Life Begins at 50’ event presented by Partners in Aging, Inc., in Fredericksburg! You may have heard in the media that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day! With that population of seniors growing rapidly, we are all struggling to prepare our communities and ourselves. In addition to coping with the unique needs of seniors, seniors need information about the different services and resources already available …

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  You can also view this posting at AARP Careers   We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!   The State and National Group (SNG) is …

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Communications Intern – AARP Virginia – Summer 2016   Reporting directly to the Associate Director, Communications, the intern will provide communications support for state and federal advocacy campaigns, voter education, anti-hunger and other local initiatives.  Intern will help staff communicate with AARP members, media and the public, focusing on digital media channels. Intern will develop content for state office webpage, social media sites, member emails and e-newsletters, prepare and distribute news releases and make media calls.   Intern must be …

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AARP Virginia to Host Dinner Group in Midlothian Midlothian_ Join AARP Virginia at the next Dinner Group on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Camdela’s Pizzaria and Ristorante Italiano, Ivymont Square Shopping Center, 14235 Midlothian Turnpike. This event is open to all AARP members and their guests.   Attendees can expect to meet other AARP members in the Midlothian area and enjoy a 15 percent discount on their dinner entrée. There will not be a seminar …

Jane King

Virginians and visitors to the Old Dominion already know Alexandria is a jewel, with its waterfront, historic architecture and charming shops. AARP Virginia wants to make the northern Virginia burg even more appealing by making it more livable for people of all ages. AARP volunteer Jane King is working with community and business leaders to make Alexandria more age-friendly by expanding affordable housing and raising awareness of existing transportation services. In 2015, King received a lifetime achievement award from the …

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A growing number of workers in Virginia face the demand and challenges that often are associated with providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory problems.   Most working caregivers take on their role without formal training or financial support to ensure the safety and care for their family member. Research suggests that many employed caregivers are not given support in the workplace to adequately care for their family, especially for low-wage workers. Without any implementation …

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RICHMOND — AARP will sponsor the first Governor’s Conference on Aging in 13 years to identify ways to enhance the health and well-being of Virginians as they age. The Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services will convene the meeting in Richmond May 2-3. There are nearly 1.5 million Virginians age 60 and older. By 2030, 1 in 4 Virginians – more than 2 million people – will be age 60 and older, presenting new economic and social opportunities …

NoVa Choral Concert-1

The Encore Chorales of Alexandria, Langston Brown, and Goodwin House-Bailey’s Crossroads will combine to present a Spring Choral Concert, “With a Song in My Heart,” on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00pm at Yorktown High School located at 5200 Yorktown Boulevard in Arlington, VA. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30pm and seating is on a first come basis. With more than 120 singers on stage, the chorale will present a program that includes …