— 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 …

— On Friday, September 15, 2017 representatives of Brian Jacks’ leadership teams from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, and Blacksburg met at the Bedford, Virginia welcome center to share experiences with the Virtual News Team, We Want to Know, and the Speakers’ Bureau.  We discussed what has been done so far, what the expectations of team members are, and what we perceived the next steps to be. Clarification of expectations of members of the Virtual Newsroom Volunteer team included setting protocol for ensuring …

— 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!

— AARP has reserved a section of Brittany’s Restaurant and Sports Bar for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together. Discounted meals, which include salad and non-alcoholic drinks, are $12.00 including tax and tip. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. AARP is bringing people together! Join us at Brittany’s, Thursday, September 7th,  to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests. There will not be a seminar or program, …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 6.20.17 AARP Virginia state office has worked to develop a new volunteer position for right here in our office. We are looking for volunteers who are able to come to the office at least one day a week to assist with our day-to-day administrative business under the official title State Office Administrative Volunteer. If you’ve always wanted to get a first-hand look at how we do what we do, this is your chance! This position offers the opportunity to interact one-on-one with state …

— 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 …

— On Saturday evening, June 3, 2017 AARP volunteers in Roanoke staffed the pledge phone bank at Blue Ridge PBS. During this Spring Fund Drive, we were taking pledges for tickets to the Mannheim Steamroller concert in Salem, November 17. We had a great time with our American Masters/Movies for Grownups partner Blue Ridge PBS.

— As movie goers entered the Grandin Theater, the AARP Roanoke Leadership Team was fast at work checking in guests, manning the information table and encouraging movie goers to participate in the Listening Post Question of the day. The question “Making Roanoke a Livable Community – Which of the eight domains would most influence the quality of life for you?” The eight choices were: Communication & Information, Community & Health Services, Respect & Social Inclusion, Transportation, Outdoor Space & Buildings, Social …