— 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 …

— We want to take a moment to express our appreciation for all of the Virginia State Legislators for their support of AARP Virginia’s 2017 Legislative Priorities. These priorities include increasing retirement security, strengthening financial exploitation laws, supporting family caregivers, and protecting vulnerable long-term care recipients. Please thank some or all of the legislators listed below – especially on topics that you are passionate about. The legislator(s) do not have to be in your district or region. Be sure to mention …

— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on May 11th. This year, AARP will be featuring a professional headshot photo booth for your online resume site. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) are pleased to present the 50+ Employment Expo to provide opportunities for employees and employers to network and learn about the opportunities available …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

—  Richmond Chapter of the National Caucus & Center on Black Aged (NCBA) Presents The 34th Annual Older Americans Month Luncheon Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Second Baptist Church 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard Richmond, VA 23224 Exhibits: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Program & Luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. Featuring: Old School Music by “BAK ‘N DA DAY” there will be door prizes and a raffle. Luncheon Tickets: $17 per person Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 1, 2017 Checks for tickets made …

— Aging Well in Mind, Body, & Spirit Save the date for the 2017 Annual Conference on Aging at Lynchburg College on Tuesday, June 6 2017. Online registration opens Friday, March 24 2017 at www.lynchburg.edu/beard. Space is limited so register early to be guaranteed a spot. Click here to download the 2017 Annual Conference on Aging Brochure.   The registration fee includes all conference activities and the cost of lunch and refreshments. The post-conference session is priced separately and is not included in the conference registration …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— You are invited to attend the Blacksburg Chapter’s monthly meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at the Blacksburg Community Center from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm located at 725 Patrick Henry Drive . Every month there is a new educational program is presented. April 18: Perspectives on the Dialogue on Race presented by Lisa Garcia. This presentation will give us a glimpse into the scope and character of the Dialogue on Race and how it has cooperated with other community …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers …

— Watch Liane Kerry’s Story Liane Kerry works for a small business in northern Virginia, and was able to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  The coverage literally saved her life when she suffered a major health challenge.  But because she’s over 50, the proposed new health care law that would replace the ACA would make her premiums increase and she would lose the subsidy that helps her buy her insurance. Would you have to give up your health insurance …

— JOIN AARP VIRGINIA FOR DINNER IN DEL RAY! Join us at FireFlies on Tuesday, April 25th to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests and a 20% discount on a dinner entree. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Full menu ordering is available.     We look forward to seeing you there! Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue| Alexandria, VA 22301 Please let …