— 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 …

— Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free workshop to find out how simple changes to your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish. AARP is teaming up with Rebuilding Together Arlington – Fairfax …

— Someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds. Protect yourself by shredding unneeded confidential documents with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Bring any confidential documents, up to two boxes, to the Senior Awareness Day Expo and AARP will shred them for free. The shred event is from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on April 25 at the Timberlake United Methodist Church, located at 21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. The Senior Awareness Day Expo will run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Volunteering Open House! AARP Virginia’s team of Community Ambassadors serves communities throughout the commonwealth in many ways. From representing AARP at various community events to presenting educational programs and workshops throughout the commonwealth, AARP Virginia volunteers are implementing AARP’s Purpose every day: To empower people to choose how they live as they age.  You’ll learn all the different ways you can volunteer with AARP Virginia to help enhance the quality of life for all as we age. …

— AARP Virginia is exciting to invite people age 50+ from across Hampton Roads for the 21st Annual Healthy Living Conference! The event will be held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attendees of this free event will learn smart strategies for healthy aging. Topics will include: Keynote Speaker Dr. Joan Vernikos, Author of “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” Overcoming the Aches and Pains …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners in …

—   Join us for Virginia’s first statewide, faith-based conference on aging! March 14, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lynchburg College 1501 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, VA 24503 This conference will address opportunities related to an aging congregation, and will present ideas about meeting the needs of older members, including those with dementia, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities. Presented by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College and Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. Make sure to …

— Senior Connections is currently seeking input from adults ages 60+ via surveys and interviews. Your responses will be incorporated into a mural design with the theme “Recipes for Life.” Senior Connections is excited to announce its Interactive Mural Project, a creative program designed to highlight the colorful lives of older adults and the many gifts they give to the community. The mural will be painted on fabric squares and then be installed together on the Senior Connections building. The mural …

— The Montgomery County League of Women Voters and the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech invite the public to participate in Great Decisions, an annual eight-week nonpartisan community discussion on international affairs. This award-winning program, using materials prepared by the Foreign Policy Association, is in its 63rd year and is presented in many locations nationwide. Great Decisions begins Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and will continue for eight consecutive Wednesdays. Sessions will be held at …

—   ‘Voucher’ Plan Would Increase Costs, Risks for 1.2 Million Virginians Today and Millions More in Years to Come RICHMOND, Va. — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Virginians who have paid into the program their entire working lives.   More than 1.2 million Virginians currently rely on Medicare for their health care, and nearly 1.7 million more will become eligible for Medicare in …