AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 03/27/2015 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 …

Art of Aging Conference Provides Strategies for Healthy Aging

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Press FREDERICKSBURG_ Exploring your community is a great way to access resources and learn new strategies that can make aging a healthy and fulfilling experience. AARP Virginia would like to invite Fredericksburg area residents to join Partners in Aging on Wednesday, June 10 for the Art of Aging Conference to learn smart strategies for aging healthy. The Art of Aging Expo is an annual event in Fredericksburg for people 50+ to make exploring the community easier by bringing residents and organizations …

AARP Virginia State President will speak at April 9 free health and wellbeing conference in Williamsburg

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Press WILLIAMSBURG _ AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato will speak on new legislation that helps caregivers at the Hampton Roads Coalition of Agencies Conference on April 9. The purpose of the conference, titled Putting the Fun Back into Aging, is to educate older adults about the components of healthy aging and to empower them to take action to live healthy lives.   “We applaud the General Assembly for helping Virginia’s 1.7 million caregivers get the assistance they need,” Blancato said. …

Share the Korean Experience in America at this Year’s Creative Aging Festival

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Events by Don Harmon, AARP Volunteer Marketing and Communications Specialist This May the public will be able to see the remarkable work of the Korean Central Senior Center (KCSC) artists at the Creative Aging Festival sponsored by Fairfax County, AARP Virginia, the Fairfax County Arts Council together with several community organizations and businesses. This month-long festival features a wide range of art programming including performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, and classes. The festival also includes programs that unlock the creative …

Workshops Help People Modify Their Homes for Longer Living

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Events | Press RICHMOND_ Home modifications are necessary components of aging comfortably and independently in your own home. Therefore, it is best to start thinking about matching your lifestyle needs to your current home sooner than later. Join us for Home Fit workshops during the months of March and April to help you start planning ways to age comfortably in your current home.     The dates and locations for each workshop and how to register are as follows: AARP Home Fit Workshop …

College Students Compete in Hackathon to Develop Technology for Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Press AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio to Judge “Caring for the Caregiver Hack” Contest RICHMOND _ Student computer programmers and software developers from across the state will compete this weekend to design technology to help family caregivers.   AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio will judge the The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving’s inaugural “Caring for the Caregiver Hack.” The winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Troutman Sanders LLP, 1001 Haxall Point, Richmond VA …