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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 …

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CHARLESTON (March 2, 2016) – AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Nurses Association today addressed concerns raised by West Virginia’s law enforcement community over House Bill 4334, legislation currently pending in the West Virginia Senate that would allow skilled, trained advanced practice registered nursing professionals to practice to the full extent of their education, training and ability. “With respect to the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association’s concerns specifically centered on prescribing authority of Schedule II drugs, House Bill 4334 limits the …

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In West Virginia and most other states, the deadline to file a 2015 income tax return is Monday, April 18. If you are unsure about how to proceed, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help. The program—which has assisted more than 50 million U.S. taxpayers since 1968—is open to everyone, although priority is given to low- to moderate-income people age 50-plus. Last year, Americans who used Tax-Aide services received $1.4 billion in tax refunds. In West Virginia, Tax-Aide volunteers—who are trained by …

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Charleston, WV – In our fourth video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, House Bill 4334, which would remove barriers to primary care access by ending the overregulation of nurse practitioners, is on the move at the State Capitol; and West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha, 40th District) discusses legislative efforts to enhance protections against elder abuse and financial exploitation.   For the latest updates from the 2016 West Virginia Legislature, connect with …

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Charleston, WV – In our third video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, four West Virginia lawmakers – West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson, 4th District), Senate Health Chair Senator Ryan Ferns (R-Ohio, 1st District), House of Delegates Majority Leader Daryl Cowles (R-Morgan, 58th District) and House Health Chair Delegate Joe Ellington (R-Mercer, 27th District) – were recently among 76 state legislators honored nationally as AARP Capitol Caregivers, and West Virginia House of …

West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer) speaks during Broadband Day at the WV State Capitol, Jan. 26, 2016

Charleston, WV –  In our second video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, Broadband Day at the Legislature highlights the need for improved high speed internet access across the Mountain State. We hear from Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 6th District), Senator Chris Walters (R-Putnam, 8th District),  Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) and AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller on the broad support for improvements to address the Mountain State’s broadband access issues. Senate Health Chair Sen. …

WV House of Delegates member Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) discusses the need for broadband service improvements during a Jan. 21 news conference at the WV State Capitol (Photo: AARP WV)

Charleston, WV –  In our first video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller highlights AARP’s state advocacy agenda and Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) discusses the West Virginia Legislature’s efforts to improve high-speed, broadband access throughout the Mountain State.   For the latest updates from the 2016 West Virginia Legislature, connect with AARP West Virginia on Facebook, Twitter, or here at www.aarp.org/wv

AARP WV State Director Gaylene Miller outlines the organization's 2016 state advocacy agenda at the WV State Capitol.

AARP West Virginia staff and volunteers are maintaining a very active presence at the State Capitol throughout the 60-day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, working on behalf of nearly 300,000 members across the Mountain State. AARP West Virginia state leaders detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2016 West Virginia Legislature during a State Capitol news conference on Jan. 21. “As AARP prepared for the 2016 Legislative Session, we actively engaged West Virginians for input on the issues …