— 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 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 …

— Fall 2017 Term in Northern Virginia September 18 through November 10 Registration is ongoing starting August 15, but our priority registration ends on August 24. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a eight-week fall program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. From Latin to archaeology, religion to science, there is a topic to suit every interest.  …

— On November 23-24, 1985, Egyptair Flight 648, bound for Cairo, was taken by three armed hijackers shortly after take-off from Athens.  The terrorists were members of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), a splinter group of the PLO.  There were 89 passengers and 6 crew members on board. 61 people total, including four of the hijackers, were killed in the rescue attempt by Egyptian commandos, making this the bloodiest hijacking in history until the events of 9/11. Kevin Foust, current VA Tech …

— 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 …

— NV Rides Presents… Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age   NV Rides will host a morning of workshops offering tips and best practices to help you stay on the road safely, and for as long as possible. Workshop highlights will include: Steps you can take to ensure safety Using technology to find transportation Tips on keeping your body and mind healthy How to help your non-driving neighbors Securing safe and reliable transportation after you stop driving Going Places: Safe …

— AARP joined approximately sixty other public and private organizations in supporting the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at the 12th Annual USPTO Employee Health and Wellness Fair on April 27th.  This event was held in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO  Alexandria, Virginia campus, and drew an estimated 3,000 attendees. The Health and Wellness Fair was held in conjunction with the Bring-Your-Child-to-Work-Day and was attended by employees and their families.  This resulted in an event drawing people of …

— Please join us for a FREE screening of Hacksaw Ridge in Roanoke, Virginia Thursday, April 27 in Roanoke’s Grandin Theatre. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong. Rated R for …

— We want to take a moment to express our appreciation for all of the Virginia State Legislators for their support of AARP Virginia’s 2017 Legislative Priorities. These priorities include increasing retirement security, strengthening financial exploitation laws, supporting family caregivers, and protecting vulnerable long-term care recipients. Please thank some or all of the legislators listed below – especially on topics that you are passionate about. The legislator(s) do not have to be in your district or region. Be sure to mention …

— 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 …

— AARP Virginia is exciting to invite people age 50+ from across Hampton Roads for the 21st Annual Healthy Living Conference! The event will be held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attendees of this free event will learn smart strategies for healthy aging. Topics will include: Keynote Speaker Dr. Joan Vernikos, Author of “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” Overcoming the Aches and Pains …