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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 events …

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— SALEM _Join us Tuesday, June 28, at Lewis Gale Field when the Salem Red Sox face the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, as we focus on reducing fraud perpetrated against older adults in our region. AARP members and their families who attend the game are invited to stop by the pavilion any time after the gates open at 6:05 pm for free hot dogs and hamburgers while supplies last! The first pitch is at 7:05 pm and will be thrown by our …

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— Tennis Anyone? The player fields are set for the Nation’s Capital Tennis Tradition – the 2016 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament – and fans are in for an action-packed week of tennis, July 16-24, at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in DC. Purchase AARP 25% discounted Citi Open® tickets using the discount code DCTENNIS for tennis matches scheduled from July 16-21 only. Discount tickets are not available for the days of the final rounds. While attending Citi Open®, come by …

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— At a time when our country is extremely polarized, family caregiving is a rare issue that unites us. It isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s a family issue that affects us all. If you’re not a caregiver now, you will be one or will need one in the future. That’s why AARP Virginia went to the U.S. Capitol last week to fight for the 1,030,000 Virginians who care for older parents, spouses, children with disabilities, and other …

Life Reimagined

— Do you ever think there may be more to life? Are you ready to try something different? Get ready to find your “What’s Next” at a free Life Reimagined workshop in Chesapeake! Life Reimagined is a guided workshop that allows for reflection on where you’ve been and where you want to go next. It’s all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them, and making them a reality! Attend this free workshop to receive expert guidance and resources for your situation, …

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— AARP has welcomed Robert “Bob” Blancato of Arlington, VA to its Board of Directors. Blancato served as volunteer state president for AARP Virginia for more than three years before being appointed to the national board.   The all-volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors’ responsibilities include approving AARP’s strategic plan, approving the budget and monitoring AARP’s finances.   “I am honored to be …

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— By Tamara Lytle Jill Johnson-Martin thought she was being ridiculous when, working through an AARP program called Life Reimagined, she wrote down what she really wanted to do in life: to fly. But the training from the program stayed with her when she saw a news story about a wind tunnel called iFLY that allows people to simulate skydiving. She corralled her sons, who were graduating from high school and college, and slipped on a flight suit and goggles. “I …

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— Join Us For Summer Fun! AARP has reserved the Great Room and Patio of the Fredericksburg Country Club for a Summer Cookout! The menu will include barbecue chicken, hamburgers from the grill, oven-baked beans, coleslaw, iced tea and lemonade, and watermelon and brownies for dessert! Fredericksburg Country Club 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, VA  22408 Discounted Cost for Event: $15.00 (all inclusive) Come as you are in casual dress and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28th. Ample …

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— AARP Virginia is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual ‘Art of Aging – Life Begins at 50’ event presented by Partners in Aging, Inc., in Fredericksburg! You may have heard in the media that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day! With that population of seniors growing rapidly, we are all struggling to prepare our communities and ourselves. In addition to coping with the unique needs of seniors, seniors need information about the different services and resources already available …

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—   You can also view this posting at AARP Careers   We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!   The State and National Group (SNG) is …