AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 07/2/2015 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 …

Come on out to the ballgame!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Events SALEM _ Join AARP Virginia as we celebrate Social Security’s 80th birthday with hotdogs, hamburgers, and cake on July 27. The Salem Red Sox face the Potomac Nationals at Lewis Gale Field at 7:05 p.m., and AARP Virginia will be in the party pavilion ready to celebrate with you! AARP members and their guests attending the baseball game are invited to stop by the pavilion for this free event! You can buy a ticket to the game at www.salemsox.com  

AARP Dinner Group Heading to Fredericksburg

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events Fredericksburg _ AARP members and and their guest(s) are invited to attend the AARP Dinner Group in Fredericksburg. Enjoy dinner at the Park Lane Tavern in the Spotsylvania Towne Center on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Arrive any time from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., order what you like from the menu and receive a separate check.  Meet new people and enjoy a 15-minute presentation about one of AARP’s programs. No products will be sold at this event and you will …

2015 Healing Race Weekend Set to Spotlight Caregiving

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Events The Healing Race Foundation is committed to spreading awareness about preventative health care services and motivating those affected by chronic disease to sustain healthier lifestyle behaviors. The foundation will be hosting the 1st Annual Healing Race Weekend August 28 and 29 where you can learn more about caring for others and caring for yourself. The theme of the 2015 Weekend is “Caregiving. Caring for Others. Caring for Yourself.” AARP Virginia will be offering two workshops at the expo including: Prepare to Care: Caring …

Students’ Technology Helping Caregivers

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Technology Virginia’s 1.7 million family caregivers got a boost this spring from college students. The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving hosted its inaugural Caring for the Caregiver Hack, March 21-22 in Richmond. Groups of students from seven Virginia colleges and universities competed to produce the best technology to help family caregivers. Each group was led by a mentor and worked collaboratively with caregivers. AARP state director Bill Kallio was a judge. The $5,000 grand prize went to Virginia Tech for …

2015 White House Conference on Aging

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events The first baby boomers reached retirement age in 2011 greatly increasing the population of Americans over the age of 65. Each day for the next 15 years, thousands of baby boomers will reach retirement age creating new opportunities to redefine what it means to be an older American. Viewers can watch live as government officials, older Americans and community leaders gather to discuss the current state of aging at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging July 13. Speakers will …