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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 …

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— AARP y Fuerza Contra Alzheimer celebra los cuidadores durante el mes de la herencia hispana Únete a nosotros para una divertida tarde de arte, música y cuidados! Lideraremos una conversación activa e interactiva sobre el cuidador familiar. Este evento proporcionará a los cuidadores la oportunidad de conectar con otros cuidadores familiares, expresar artísticamente las ansiedades y frustraciones, y aprender acerca de los recursos locales para ayudar a que navegar su viaje como cuidador. Habrá refrescos de cortesía. Gratis para el …

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— The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head. This one-hour documentary will bring awareness to the impact of gerrymandering, and explore how Virginia can progress from a system where legislators create their own districts toward a system that makes sense for true representative government. Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries for political gain. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in this practice to distort the …

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— Voters will have only one opportunity to see the candidates for Vice President of the United States face off in a debate.  On Tuesday, Oct. 4 AARP Virginia is hosting debate watch parties in Richmond and Virginia Beach so that voters can have fun, enjoy snacks and discuss the debate with their peers. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will meet Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. on Tuesday. At the debate watch parties, attendees can …

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— AARP Virginia is looking for people who want to make a difference in their community and in our state. We have several opportunities available for you to get involved as an AARP Virginia volunteer in southeast Virginia. Please join us at one of two informative luncheons to learn more about how you can sign up to volunteer. Yorktown Monday, October 17th at 11:30 am Joe & Mimma’s, 5742 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA  23692 Click here to register or call 877-926-8300. Please …

— The Arlington Central Library is about to be very busy in the upcoming months as it hosts three AARP workshops which take place in October through November. The workshops are the AARP HomeFit Workshop, Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities, and Caregiving 101: Preparing to Care for Your Loved One. The AARP HomeFit Workshop will be held in the Central Library Auditorium on Monday, October 10th at 10:30 A.M. and Saturday, October 15th at 3:00 P.M. This workshop teaches …

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— AARP Virginia is happy to announce the following 2016 events. Night at the Pinball Museum: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM September 26 at Center in the Square, Roanoke, Va Center in the Square is located on 1 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 Admission is one bag of non-perishable foods All ages are welcome This event is in collaboration with Feeding American Southwest Virginia Alzheimer’s Walk October 1 at River’s Edge Sports Complex River’s Edge Sports Complex is located at …

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— Join AARP and the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium for the fall 2016 Free Seminars for Family Caregivers Series. This series is designed to help family caregivers of older adults and/or adults with a disability learn to manage the daily issues that caregiving presents. To register for any of these events, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults, or call 703 324 5205, TTY 711. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-5868, TTY 711. 10 Legal Issues Caregivers Should Know About: As a caregiver it is …

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— AARP Virginia is teaming up with the Roanoke Pinball Museum and Feeding America Southwest Virginia for a night of family-friendly fun while collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help those who are going hungry in southwest Virginia. Anyone who brings a bag of non-perishable food items to the Roanoke Pinball Museum will gain free admission to play on the over 60 vintage pinball machines housed in the museum. Some of these reconditioned machines date back to the 1930s! Date: …

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— Please join the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium for their 30th Annual Caregivers Conference! Gems: A Treasure Chest of Ideas Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Location: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302 Click here for more information and to register. This year’s speakers include: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is one of America’s leading educators on dementia. Her philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, available medical research, and first …

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— Join AARP and the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium for the fall 2016 Free Seminars for Family Caregivers Series. This series is designed to help family caregivers of older adults and/or adults with a disability learn to manage the daily issues that caregiving presents. To register for any of these events, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-5868, TTY 711. 10 Legal Issues Caregivers Should Know About: As a caregiver it is likely you …