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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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The Encore Chorales of Reston, Lansdowne Woods and the GMU Potomac Arts Academy will combine to present a Spring Choral Concert, “With a Song in My Heart,” on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the United Christian Parish located at 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm and seating is on a first come basis. With more than 120 singers on stage, the chorale will present …

AARP Dinner Group

ROANOKE_AARP Virginia has reserved the private room at Shakers for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Learn how AARP is making a difference in Roanoke! A brief 15-minute presentation on one of AARP’s programs will be given. No products or services will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Shakers …

AARP Volunteer Pat Killen

The AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, difficult conversations about driving, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Virginians 50-plus live their best …

Providing care for a family member with dementia can be challenging. Onset and worsening of symptoms can cause caregivers to feel stress and frustration, leading to an inability to cope. Listening to music is a coping tool used by many caregivers challenged by caregiver stress. If you are interested in learning about music interventions and other ways to cope with caregiver stress, please read on to find out about an opportunity to participate in an upcoming half-day event. George Mason …

Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP CEO

Aging: Something To Look Forward To! In her personal and thought-provoking book, Jo Ann Jenkins inspires us to seize the opportunities that longer lives give us and to embrace aging as something to look forward to, not something to fear. Share an evening with AARP’s engaging and spirited CEO as she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last. In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins offers the generational …