AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 07/20/2015 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 …

Virginia Family Caregivers Provide $11.8 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Caregiving New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers   WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Virginia provided 956 million hours of care—worth an estimated $11.8 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly …

AARP VA Statewide Food Drive to Help Boomers Facing Hunger

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events According to a new report released by Feeding America®, more than 8 million Baby Boomers age 50 to 64 are turning to charitable food assistance to make ends meet. “Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger After Fifty,” was made possible by a grant from AARP Foundation and focuses on the main challenges facing boomers including: lack of employment, housing instability, poor health and unpaid medical bills. AARP Virginia is committed to ending hunger amongst adults 50+ and will be hosting …

Retired Major General to Help Others Navigate the Caregiver’s Maze

Posted on 07/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Local Resources Every day, family caregivers go above and beyond to help their loved ones remain at home; however, most caregivers need additional support. Caregivers are often left feeling overwhelmed, confused or even guilty because of the stress involved with caring for an older parent or loved one. If you are a caregiver in need of support, AARP Virginia and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC) invite you to a special event featuring retired Major General Antonio Taguba and others who will …

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 …