— 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, Virginia – AARP Virginia invites you to a free Movies for Grownups screening. The movie is Almost Christmas and it will be shown at 2 .m. Thursday, December 14 at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. From comedy writer and director David E. Talbert, Almost Christmas tells the story of a beloved father who only asks that his family will get along this holiday season. The movie has a star-studded cast …

— Have you ever wondered where your favorite pinball games from our youth have gone? Or considered whether those machines (some of which are 50 years old or older) could still be bringing enjoyment to others? At Roanoke’s Pinball Museum, you can see how more than 60 of these machines have been reconditioned and are ready for play on a daily basis. At AARP, we too believe that age is just a number and that vintage items can often contain the …

Soupforseniors

— AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 50,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,500 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …

— 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, November 07, 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 …

— Wine Down With AARP at our Dinner Group at Max’s On Broad.  Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at Max’s On Broad and the Vine Wine Club. Enjoy dinner and socialize with other AARP members and their guests. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm and receive a 15% discount on your dinner entrée.       Wednesday, November 08, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Max’s On Broad – 305 Brook Rd, Richmond, …

— Join us in learning the five pillars of brain healthy behaviors, which research tells us if we undertake starting today, regardless of our age, will help reduce the risk of age-related diseases and optimize our chances of maintaining our cognitive abilities. Share your brain healthy behaviors and be inspired by others. It’s never too late to take charge of our brain health and improve our quality of life.   Five Pillars of Brain Health  Monday,  October 16, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. …

— The Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area invites you to attend Metro Washington Financial Planning Day where you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of highly qualified Certified Financial Planner™ professionals to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation with an expert on a wide variety of personal finance issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, and estate planning, among many others! And best of all, there are no …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.  He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Soon, dangerous rivalries reveal themselves as the women tend to …

— 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 …