— 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 …

— 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. …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Local organization receives award for offering driving refresher courses in 2014 YORK COUNTY, VA — From more than 18,000 organizations nationwide, AARP Driver Safety recently recognized the Senior Center of York with the “Top 100 Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2014. The Senior Center of York supports AARP Driver Safety by collaborating with local volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher course, designed to help drivers age 50 and older stay safe and confident behind the wheel.   …

— By AARP Driver Safety Vacations are typically spent traveling to a new destination, one in which you don’t have experience driving or in which you don’t have familiarity with state laws. Even more importantly, you’re driving a car that is not your own. When renting a car while on vacation, your first thought might concern how many passengers you will have or if you will share the driving with someone else. Then, you might take into account the refueling options …

— By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …

— Virginia GrandDriver wants you to honor the senior in your life by encouraging them to stay safe on the road. Discussing driver safety with your older loved ones can be a sensitive topic, but it’s important that caregivers and adult children have a conversation with the senior in their life about changing driving ability. It’s natural for driving to become more difficult with aging and there is plenty of room to compensate for these normal changes. The Virginia GrandDriver website …

— Por AARP Driver Safety En junio, AARP Driver Safety celebra el Mes Nacional de Seguridad porque sabemos que la conducción segura salva vidas. La conducción segura también ahorra dinero en primas del seguro del auto y costosas reparaciones a los vehículos. Sin embargo, la conducción segura no es posible sin conductores cautelosos y alerta. Este mes, concentrarte en los siguientes tres aspectos de la experiencia de conducción puede ayudarte a ser un conductor más sensato y seguro: 1. Un conductor …