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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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— AARP Virginia is looking for people who want to make a difference in their community and in our state. We have several opportunities available for you to get involved as an AARP Virginia volunteer in southwest Virginia. Please join us at one of two informative luncheons to learn more about how you can sign up to volunteer. Danville Wednesday, August 24th at 11:30 am Golden Leaf Bistro, 215 Craghead Street, Danville, VA  24541 Click here to register or call 877-926-8300. Please …

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— Senior Services of Alexandria is partnering with the City of Alexandria for the 2nd Annual Senior Academy beginning on Wednesday, September 7 and continuing every Wednesday through September 28 from 10 am to Noon. The Senior Academy  is a four-week course designed to provide Alexandria’s seniors with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City’s various government functions, learn about local organizations that provide services and programs for our senior community, and help seniors get involved! Enrollment is limited to 25 …

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— AARP and local elected officials celebrate Social Security at bipartisan event   SPRINGFIELD, Va. – When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law in 1935, he said, “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security.” He described the program as “a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means completed.” Nearly 50 years later, President Ronald Reagan pledged “our nation’s ironclad commitment to Social Security,” so that it would “keep the promises [to seniors] …

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— AARP, local elected officials will kick off Social Security event  SPRINGFIELD, Va. – As Social Security readies to become 81 years old, AARP volunteers and local legislators will gather at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 to celebrate the opening of the Virginia ‘Take a Stand’ campaign headquarters. The campaign is an effort to make the program, which provides vital income to more than 1.4 million Virginians, stronger for future generations. AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau, Delegate Dave Albo (R-42nd) …

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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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— Arlington County VICAP is looking for Volunteer Medicare Counselors. You can make a difference in the lives of older Arlingtonians! Arlington County Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) provides Medicare counseling to Medicare-eligible Arlington residents, their family members and care partners. We provide the training and certification to become a Counselor; you acquire valuable skills and enjoy a satisfying Volunteer experience knowing YOU have had a direct impact on someone’s life. Arlington County VICAP needs Volunteers with basic computer skills …

— AARP volunteers and staff worked hard to ensure the passage of the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, which helps the over one million family caregivers in Virginia as they prepare to perform a variety of medical/nursing tasks, including medication management, injections, wound care, transfers, and more upon discharge of their loved ones from a hospital setting. Most Virginians who receive assistance at home rely exclusively on unpaid family caregivers for help – at a value to the commonwealth of …

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— You already know your vote matters. But you can help others vote, too, by serving as an elections officer in Virginia, which is experiencing a shortage of workers. Applicants must be registered to vote in Virginia, and being bilingual is a plus. You also must be available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8. Training requirements and pay vary by county. “The right to vote is the most basic of all political rights,” said Ginger Thompson, …

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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 …