AARP WV Scholar Athlete awards

— AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia MetroNews Radio Network are again partnering to recognize some of the state’s best and brightest student athletes through the AARP West Virginia Scholar Athlete of the Week program. This statewide honor, presented each week during the Fall Sports season on the popular West Virginia MetroNews High School GameNight program, recognizes West Virginia high school student athletes for outstanding achievement in athletics, the classroom and in communities across the Mountain State. Student athletes in …

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— As part of the West Virginia Financial Exploitation Task Force, AARP fought successfully in the 2016 legislative session for three new laws that protect older West Virginians from abuse and fraud. One law prohibits people convicted of crimes against the elderly from performing community service involving the elderly. Another stiffens criminal penalties for those convicted of financial exploitation of the elderly. The third aims to ensure that people with power of attorney do not benefit personally from the actions they …

Scenes of major flood damage in southern West Virginia during June 2016 storms that ravaged the Mountain State (Photo Courtesy: Office of Sen. Joe Manchin III)

— West Virginia has experienced historic flooding that has devastated communities across the Mountain State. It’s heart breaking to see our friends, family and neighbors hurting and devastated. We are a proud state and know in difficult times, West Virginians come together as a family to help one another and show the nation what Mountaineers are made of. Many of you have been asking, “What can I do?” There are many ways you can help with your time and resources. Here …

WV Black Bears action at Monongalia County Ballpark (Photo: AARP WV/DeWayne Lowther)

— Get to know AARP West Virginia when you get out to Monongalia County Ballpark this season! AARP members and their guests may receive a discounted ticket at $2.00 off single game ticket prices at every Sunday home game and cheer on the West Virginia Black Bears!  Be sure to visit the AARP West Virginia concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 AARP “Save On Sundays” at Monongalia County Ballpark Sunday, June 19 vs. Batavia Muckdogs Sunday, June 26 vs. State College Spikes Sunday, July …

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— AARP staff and volunteers from West Virginia and across the nation converged in Washington on June 8th to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. AARP West Virginia State President Rich Stonestreet and State Director Gaylene Miller visited the Capitol Hill offices of Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Evan Jenkins …

Janet Setnor, president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, wants nurses to have given greater practice authority.  Photo by Lexey Swall

— Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) can make a huge difference in health care for patients in rural areas where doctors are few and far between. But without authority to perform certain medical tasks, these highly skilled nurses are hamstrung. West Virginia legislators passed a law in March that allows APRNs to use their education and training to better advantage. Previously, these nurses were required to have an ongoing collaborative agreement with a physician in order to perform certain tasks. Under …

AARP WV state leaders join 2015 Andrus Award winner and AARP West Virginia volunteer Jeanette Alexander  in presenting a $2,500 donation to Manna Meal on her behalf.

— AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ West Virginians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes volunteers who in the last year have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. The award is named in honor of AARP …

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— Diabetes can lead to heart disease, eye and foot problems and kidney damage—conditions that can worsen over time. AARP is working with the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) and Quality Insights, a Medicare quality improvement organization, to promote free classes for Medicare patients with diabetes. The weekly two-hour classes focus on the importance of diet and exercise, getting regular exams and managing medications. The sessions are also open to patients’ family members. More than 239,000 West Virginians have diabetes, and …

Appalachian Power Park, home of the West Virginia Power. (Photo: Tom Hunter/AARP WV)

— Get to know AARP West Virginia when you get out to Appalachian Power Park this season! Members, family and friends can enjoy 2-for-1 tickets and cheer on the West Virginia Power at every Tuesday night home game!  Be sure to visit the AARP West Virginia concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 AARP Nights at Appalachian Power Park Tuesday, April 19 vs. Kannapolis Intimidators Tuesday, April 26 vs. Rome Braves Tuesday, May 10 vs. Hagerstown Suns Tuesday, May …

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— AARP West Virginia is partnering with more than 30 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA Investor Education Foundation to promote financial wellness during 2016 West Virginia MoneySmart Week®, April 23 – 30. West Virginia Money Smart Week® (MSW) is part of a multi-state public awareness campaign of the Federal Reserve Bank that stresses the importance of financial literacy, informs consumers where they can get help, and provides free educational seminars and activities in multiple locations …