— 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 …

— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below. Walking for …

— Join AARP Virginia for dinner at Brittany’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Woodbridge! AARP is bringing people together!  We’ve reserved a section of Brittany’s Restaurant and Sports Bar for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together. Discounted meals, which include salad and non-alcoholic drinks, are $12.00 including tax and tip.   There will not be a seminar or program, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun with other members like you. Join us for dinner anytime between …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers Restaurant is …

— Volunteer Today! With a lifetime of wisdom and know-how, AARP volunteers are ready and uniquely equipped to serve their communities by sharing their experience with those in need. And, with a diverse range of opportunities available through AARP, everyone can get involved!   Join AARP Virginia at a Volunteer Information Session and learn about the many ways you can get involved with AARP Virginia. Your experience matters – to you, to AARP, and to so many others who can benefit …

— AARP is bringing people together for fun, food, and friendship at our monthly Dinner Groups. Join us at a dinner group near you. Northern Virginia: AARP Dinner Group at Brittany’s Restaurant in Woodbridge Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Brittany’s Restaurant and Sports Bar 12449 Dillingham Square, Woodbridge, VA 22192 Register today online AARP Dinner Group at Fireflies in Del Ray  Wednesday, September 13, 2017  from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fireflies 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue| Alexandria, VA 22301 Registration online today …

— Recognize an exceptional Virginia volunteer! AARP Virginia seeks nominees for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Winner to receive $500 for nonprofit of their choice Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating her or him for the 2017 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, named for AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. …

— Know Your Rights,                                   Make Your Voice HEARD! Special Remarks from: Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair Delegate ‘Rip’ Sullivan, Virginia General Assembly Join us to learn about the legislative process and how you can influence policy at all levels of government.   Resources Available from: Arlington Aging and Disability Services Community Outreach Program Mental Health (BHD) Office of Senior Adult Programs (DPR) Arlington …

— Thanks for attending the AARP Virginia Academy! As promised, below are the presentations that were presented on Saturday. DisruptAgiesm – Tracey Gendron Brain Health – Suba Satye Medicare 101 – Alexandria Area Agency on Aging Get the Most out of Your Retirement – Sally Hurme Social Security – Ridge Multop Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft – Sheila Hanz and Trudy Marotta HomeFit – Jane King Preparing to be a Caregiver – Pat Killeen and Bernice Courtenay Life Reimagine …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Free Screening of  American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Join us for a free screening of American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard (1903-85), dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times. An author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today. Don’t miss …

— What if all homes could be suitable for anyone regardless of a person’s age or physical ability?  What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability could do just that?  AARP teamed up with partners: Arlington Neighborhood Village, Arlington Library, and a panel of experts, to bring practical answers to these questions. This workshop, Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living, was attended by over 120 people on April 1, …