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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 …

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— Americans Age 50-plus and Their Families Affected by Important Work RICHMOND, VA – AARP today presented Representative Bobby Scott with the 2016 ‘AARP Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress.  Congressman Scott received this recognition for leadership that benefits the lives of Virginians age 50+ and their families by fighting to ensure that retirement plan advice must be given in the best interest of consumers.  He supported a new U.S. Department of Labor …

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— AARP Virginia is dedicated to help end the fight against hunger. In order to do this we have dedicated the month of September to focusing on fighting hunger in all areas of Virginia with events all across the state. Northern Virginia AARP Foundation – Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall September 11th and 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Located on the National Mall Join thousands of fellow volunteers working to pack 1.5 million meals for the DC …

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— Culpeper, Virginia – Join AARP Virginia and Aging Together on Oct. 10 for the region’s only expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. The Expo will offer resources for people who are 50-plus, family caregivers and people of all ages who are thinking about aging well. Over 50 exhibitors are participating, all for free! Attendees will be provided with: Free health screenings Product samples Door prizes Presentations The Expo will be held on Columbus …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Battleground state women voters want action RICHMOND _ Eighty-one years after the program was signed into law, a new analysis conducted by AARP shows that 4.5 million Virginia workers who are paying into Social Security today could lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act, and women voters want something done about it.   At a forum on Social Security in Chicago today, AARP leaders released results of a new poll of likely battleground state …

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— Program Vital to Virginians’ Financial Security Because Social Security is critical to Virginians’ financial security, AARP Virginia will participate in the Second Annual Senior Safety Day at First Baptist Church of Richmond from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17.   More than 300 people—the maximum capacity—are registered to attend the event, which is presented by the Senior Center of Greater Richmond, the Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring and the First Baptist Church of Richmond. The …

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— In Virginia nearly 16% of food bank visitors are 65 or older, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute, and nearly 6% of older Virginians are at risk of hunger. While many people are saddened when they hear these statistics, AARP volunteer Wahed Hossaini decided to do something about it. Hossaini was able to collect $2,845 and a truck load of non-perishable food from the Bangladeshi-Americans community in the Washington, D.C. area at the end of Ramadan. The food and …

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— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (McLean CVA) for Dinner at Pulcinella – The Italian Host AARP has reserved a private room at Pulcinella for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on a dinner entrée on Tuesday, September 20th. Enjoy dinner with your neighbors and friends! There will not be a seminar or program, and no products will be promoted or sold – just casual fun with other members like you in …

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— AARP Blacksburg chapter and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) will conduct the 2016 Health and Wellness Fair on September 14th at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. You are invited to join the approximately 100 exhibitors and 500+ citizens expected to participate. This event will focus on citizen participation and healthy living. Successful aging is not just about medical conditions and their management, but about living a full and engaged life and how a community makes that possible. The Health and Wellness …