Job Fairs in May and June

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Virginia’s unemployment rate has been inching down as the nation emerges from the Great Recession. Even so, 4.8 percent of Virginia workers were unemployed in December. To help older workers connect with potential employers, AARP Virginia is hosting two job fairs—one this month, another in June. Older workers generally have lower unemployment rates than their younger colleagues. U.S. rates in 2014 were 4.3 percent for workers age 50 to 64 and 4.6 percent for those 65-plus, compared with 6.2 percent …

FIVE VIRGINIA CITIES MAKE LIVABILITY LIST; PUBLIC CAN USE WEBSITE TO LEARN HOW NEIGHBORHOODS COMPARE

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Community | Press New Livability Index helps people assess and plan; AARP Bulletin explores most livable neighborhoods and cities for date nights, staying healthy   RICHMOND—The AARP Public Policy Institute today launched the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. Five Virginia cities – Arlington, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond – made the cut to be included in an exclusive AARP Bulletin feature on the …

AARP Speakers Available on Wide Range of Topics

Posted on 04/19/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources The AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, difficult conversations about driving, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Virginians 50-plus live their best …

PETER GOLDIN APPOINTED AARP VIRGINIA INTERIM STATE DIRECTOR

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press RICHMOND _  Peter Goldin has been appointed Interim State Director for AARP Virginia to manage the organization’s programs in the Commonwealth.   Goldin, AARP’s Virginia’s federal advocacy director, took on the Interim State Director role on April 14. He was appointed by AARP Southeast Regional Vice President John Caine when Bill Kallio retired. Kallio wound up a 27-year career with AARP on April 13. He was Virginia’s first state director, serving since 1998, and was the organization’s longest-tenured state director. …

AARP Virginia Statement on Key Votes by Senators Warner and Kaine on Medicare “Seniors’ Amendment”

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Press RICHMOND — The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP.   AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long …

AARP and Community Partner Events in NoVA

Posted on 04/15/2015 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. Our events are for educational purposes and no products are promoted. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to …