Leadership Fairfax Announces the fall 2015 Lifetime Leadership Program

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Volunteering Vienna, VA – Leadership Fairfax (LFI) is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP.)  This two month tuition based program is for the newly retired, or those close to retirement, that are seeking to utilize their knowledge and leadership to make significant contributions to the Fairfax County community.  It is based on the belief that people in the second half of life can offer a wealth of experience, talent, and vitality to community initiatives, while enriching …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events 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 …

Join AARP Virginia for a Dinner Group in Christiansburg!

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Events  Christiansburg_AARP has reserved the private room at Golden Corral for members and their guests to enjoy dinner with a $0.50 discount on their All-You-Care-to-Eat dinner buffet. Learn how AARP is making a difference in Christiansburg! A brief 15-minute presentation highlighting one of AARP’s many opportunities will be presented. No products or services will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on the evening of Tuesday, October …

Special Event: Caregiving Wisdom from an Ancient Sage

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events | Local Resources AARP Virginia is excited to host a special event featuring local author Veronica Li as she discusses her new book, Confucius Says; a novel about caring for elderly parents and is based on the author’s own experience. When the pressure of caregiving became overwhelming, she found guidance from an unexpected source: the teachings of the ancient sage Confucius. Enlightened by his wisdom, she finds the courage to go on. Every day, a silent army of Americans performs a great labor …

AARP Virginia Scam Jam Heading to Virginia Beach

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ The AARP Virginia Scam Jam plays an important role in educating the public about fraud and identity theft in an effort to tackle fraud at all levels across Virginia. Following the success of the Roanoke Scam Jam, AARP Virginia is gearing up to host another event in Virginia Beach October 16. Stop by and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a target or victim of today’s scammers. The Scam Jam will feature a shredding …

Virginia Elder Rights Coalition to Host Discussion on Supported Decision-Making

Posted on 08/12/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized People with disabilities are often left under the care of a guardian who is appointed to make decisions on their behalf. However, guardianship is not the best choice for everyone. It is important that those with disabilities are given the opportunity to make their own decisions whenever possible. AARP Virginia and the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition invite you to hear Jonathan Martinis discuss Supported Decision-Making, an important alternative to guardianship, September 10. Martinis is the Legal Director of Quality Trust …