— 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 …

— Richmond, VA — A diverse group of multidisciplinary college students from across the Commonwealth gathered to address the often overlooked issue of caregiver health and wellness at the 2017 “Caring for the Caregiver Intercollegiate Hack” hosted by VirginiaNavigator’s Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving. According to a National Alliance for Caregiving Study, there are over 65 million family caregivers in the U.S. providing an average of 20-41 hours per week of care to their loved one – and this number …

— NEWPORT NEWS, VA – AARP on Monday presented U.S. Representative Bobby Scott with the 2017 ‘AARP Champion for the 50-Plus’ Legislative Leadership Award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress.   Scott received this recognition for leadership that benefits the lives of Virginians age 50+ and their families.  AARP Virginia staff and volunteer leaders presented Scott with the award on Monday in his Newport News office.   “Congressman Scott once again demonstrated his commitment to serve — and his ability …

— Alexandria and Arlington Commissions on Aging invite you to meet with elected officials* from Senate Districts: Adam Ebbin (D-30), Barbara Favola (D-31), Janet Howell (D-32), Richard Saslaw (D-35), and George Barker (D-39) and from House Districts: Mark Levine (D-45), Charniele Herring (D-46), Patrick Hope (D-47), Rip Sullivan (D-48), and Alfonso Lopez (D-49).   Legislative Forum on Aging Issues Thursday, November 09, 2017;  from 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fairlington Community Center – 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22206 For more information or …

— AARP Virginia held this live interactive event featuring United States Senator Mark Warner. The main topic of discussion related to healthcare including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and lowering prescription drug costs. Senator Warner thanked AARP for being supportive of his new bill the Care Planning Act, which is designed to give those with serious illness the option to make choices about their care. He spoke about how we should fix insurance for small business owners by bringing in …

— Join us for an important conversation with Senator Mark Warner on the future of health care currently being discussed in the U.S. Senate.  The event is on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-7 p.m. EDT, and Senator Warner will take questions from participants on the call. This is your chance to ask questions about the proposals that will affect you and your family.  Hear directly from Senator Warner and get the latest information about what is going on in Washington.  Those interested in …

— What voters want to know from the candidates for Governor of Virginia Virginia voters had many questions for candidates for Governor the week of September 11, 2017.  AARP Virginia volunteers were out at events around the Commonwealth, collecting questions from voters and taking their photos with the #FlatPeople. The questions were posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #WW2K, and candidates Ed Gillespie, Cliff Hyra and Ralph Northam were tagged. Here’s a compilation of the questions from the past …

—  Join Us for 2017 Senior Law Day!  The seventh annual Senior Law Day will be held on Saturday, October 14, at TC Williams High School auditorium from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. The topic will be “Aging in Alexandria: Planning for Life Transitions.” Local experts will discuss legal and financial considerations related to life transitions, support services and senior residential living options. As we age planning for life transitions can difficult to navigate. Participants will hear from local experts from the Alexandria Bar …

— AARP Virginia Unleashes Election Social Media Effort #WW2K RICHMOND _ Virginia voters will have a chance to publicly ask candidates for office questions and the office-seekers will have the opportunity to answer those questions in a continuous open forum between now and Election Day. AARP Virginia today launched its 2017 voter engagement campaign, called We Want to Know.  The effort, which will be driven primarily through social media, will give voters across the state an online venue for asking the …

— The following are Facebook links and Twitter handles for candidates in the 2017 Virginia General Election.  When posting questions for the candidates, please pose a question that all candidates for the office can answer, and make sure to tag AARP Virginia.  Find us at AARPVirginia on Facebook and @AARPVa on Twitter. Governor Ed Gillespie (R) —  Facebook: EdwardWGillespie Twitter: @EdWGillespie Cliff Hyra (L) — Facebook: CliffHyra Twitter: @CliffHyra Ralph Northam (D)– Facebook: Ralph.Northam Twitter: @RalphNortham Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) …

— What would you ask the next Governor of Virginia?  What do you want to know from the candidates before you cast your vote in November? You can ask your question and be in the know with #WW2K! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Write your question for the candidates on a whiteboard or a white piece of paper.  Make sure it is a question that ALL candidates for the office can answer. Avoid personal attacks on candidates, and do not …