— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— If you are passionate about serving your community through education and advocacy, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Be an AARP Virginia Multicultural Community Ambassador and provide education, advocacy, and outreach in your community! AARP Virginia understands the importance of multicultural volunteers and has made a long-term commitment to multicultural communities. There are several communities – Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American Pacific Islander, and LGBT – with whom we would like to increase our volunteer footprint in an effort to engage community members age 50-plus. Not only …

— You are invited to a free screening of MOONLIGHT A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of MOONLIGHT!     Moonlight Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – noon Grandin Theatre: 1310 Grandin Rd …

— By Gil Klein In downtown Alexandria, known as Old Town, pedestrians fill the sidewalks on pleasant days, walking past outdoor cafes and 18th-century buildings with shops and galleries. Joggers and bicyclists enjoy riverside pathways. The city is often touted as a great place to live and work. But is that also true for its older residents? That’s what longtime AARP volunteer Jane King wants to find out. She helped Alexandria become Virginia’s first member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly …

— 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 …

— 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, …