AARP Virginia Asking Lawmakers to Help Caregivers

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

    AARP Virginia state advocacy volunteers are fighting for Virginians age 50+ at the General Assembly, especially those who help take care of older relatives. AARP volunteers are asking legislators to fund programs important to the 50+ population, especially those in long-term care facilities, family caregivers and those who need health care coverage. They are asking legislators for budget amendments to make sure the programs are funded. “Many long-term care residents are too medically or emotionally frail to speak …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

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 …

Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year.           We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. It’s free of charge for everyone — members, non-members, and people of all ages. For over fifty years AARP has been committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. …

Help LOA and AARP end senior hunger with soup and crackers (FREE document shredding on 2/4)

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

  FREE document shredding TODAY, February 4th from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 4909 North Lake Drive in Roanoke! ROANOKE _ A hot bowl of soup on a cold day will make sure that no senior goes hungry on wintery days when Meals on Wheels programs can’t make their deliveries. The Local Office on Aging (LOA) is collecting canned soup and crackers for area seniors February 1-5 as part of its annual “Soup For …

“The Girls Who Glow” at Yorktown High School Auditorium

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

The Girls Who Glow, by Ginny Mohler Adapted and performed by Yorktown High School Theatre Program Please join Yorktown Theatre IV class’ as they present a one-act play, The Girls Who Glow. It is a compelling and historically significant story. February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm Yorktown High School Auditorium 5200 Yorktown Boulevard Arlington, VA  22207 This past fall, the Yorktown Theatre Department had the opportunity to work with Ginny Mohler, an NYU-Alfred P. Sloan feature film grant winner, who also happens …

You Can Help Hold Down Costs and Increase Access to Health Care

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Tell Your Legislator to Vote YES on SB 264 and HB 581!   These bills allow Virginia advanced practice registered nurses who are certified and licensed in the specialty of nurse practitioner to practice to the full extent of their education and training in Virginia free clinics, federally qualified health centers and medically underserved areas after 2000 hours of post-licensure experience.  A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (R.N.) who has also: Completed an accredited graduate-level education program; Passed a …