— 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 …

—   FREE Shredding at The Fourteenth Health and Wellness Fair in Richmond. Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. Each individual may bring …

— FREE Shredding at Fall Prevention Awareness Seminar in Danville Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. Each individual may bring up to 2 file …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— 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 …

— 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. …

— In 2015, approximately $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million American consumers who were victims of fraud. The 50+ community is often the target of fraudsters, while only makes up 34% of the population, senior citizens make up 55% of reported fraud victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is proud to put the spotlight on common scams and show you how to protect yourself from becoming a victim, and we’re continuing that commitment throughout the month of April. Check out …

— By Sue Lindsey Howard began to suspect something was terribly wrong with his aunt’s finances a few years ago when a $50 check she had sent for his birthday bounced. He eventually discovered that his sister-in-law, whom his aunt had trusted to take care of her bills, had drained her accounts and left her deep in debt. Howard, of Arlington County, didn’t want his full named used to protect his 76-year-old aunt from further embarrassment. She lost her house, her …

— Take pride in your town and join us 9:00 am -noon  Saturday, April 22nd to help keep Altavista beautiful.  Bring a team or ask friends and co-workers,  organization, school club/team, or church and volunteer. To volunteer, call the chamber office 369-6665, or visit online at www.altavistachamber.com.  Each participant will be provided with gloves, trash bags, and assigned a location. AARP Virginia is providing a shred truck to help you safely dispose of your confidential and sensitive documents. You are welcomed to …

— Someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds. Protect yourself by shredding unneeded confidential documents with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Bring any confidential documents, up to two boxes, to the Senior Awareness Day Expo and AARP will shred them for free. The shred event is from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on April 25 at the Timberlake United Methodist Church, located at 21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. The Senior Awareness Day Expo will run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Volunteering Open House! AARP Virginia’s team of Community Ambassadors serves communities throughout the commonwealth in many ways. From representing AARP at various community events to presenting educational programs and workshops throughout the commonwealth, AARP Virginia volunteers are implementing AARP’s Purpose every day: To empower people to choose how they live as they age.  You’ll learn all the different ways you can volunteer with AARP Virginia to help enhance the quality of life for all as we age. …