— 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 …

—  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 …

— You can access the list of Hunger Action Month activities and area food banks by clicking here. If you have any questions about Hunger Action Month or AARP Virginia’s hunger efforts in general, please contact Brian Jacks, Associate State Director – Community Outreach for the Southwest Region, at bjacks@aarp.org or 540-266-0562. Thank you for your efforts to make sure no one goes hungry!

— By Tamara Lytle Virginia voters will choose this fall between candidates for governor who differ on taxes, health care and jobs. Republican Ed Gillespie, 56, chaired the Republican National Committee, was a White House counselor to George W. Bush and, more recently, worked as a lobbyist and political consultant. He lives in southern Fairfax County. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who turns 58 this month, is the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 7 election. He is a pediatric neurologist and an …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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.   Brain Health a Community Conversation Tuesday, November 07, 2017 From 2:00 p.m. – …

— AARP Virginia and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are teaming up to bring you monthly programs to help you stay energetic and active! Be part of our new community group, ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Join us for lunch and hear from medical professionals and community members, to help you stay energetic and active! Last Wednesday of each month Sept. 27 | Oct. 25 | …

— AARP Virginia and Aging Together will host the region’s only Expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at the Daniel Technology Center. Over 50 exhibitors offering health screenings, product sampling, seminars and door prizes. Don’t miss a Meet and Greet with retired Redskins Super Bowl Champion, Mike Nelms. Other exhibits will include flu shots and pharmacist medication reviews, a mobile mammography service, and …

— You can go to the hospital when you’re ill. Or you can go to keep yourself healthy. AARP Virginia invites members and their friends to join ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic. The group meets monthly to enjoy a healthy lunch while listening to professionals discuss ways to stay active and healthy. Recent topics have included active vacations and managing medications. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Inova Mount Vernon …

— Nationwide, more than 8 million adults aged 50 to 64 rely on charitable food assistance to help make ends meet. Not wanting to be a burden, they often suffer in silence. They are more likely to experience chronic illnesses like Diabetes, depression, reduced muscle mass and bone density, and poor vision. They are our family, our friends, and our neighbors – and AARP Virginia is committed to ending their hunger. Each year, AARP Virginia volunteers and staff partner with organizations …