Hampshire High School’s Evan Staley Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Community | Press | Volunteering Hampshire County two-sport standout earns statewide honor   Evan Staley of Hampshire High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of August 30. A senior, Evan is a 3.8 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is a National Honor Society, National German Honor Society and Varsity Club member. He is the son of Scott and Laura Staley of Augusta. Entering his fourth season as starting kicker and punter for Coach Darren Grace’s Trojans, …

Nominations Being Accepted for AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Community | Press | Volunteering For the third consecutive year, AARP West Virginia and the 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. …

Are You Eligible for Help With Grocery Costs?

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing Many older West Virginians struggle with hunger, yet may not realize they are eligible for help with grocery costs. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Walmart Foundation, AARP is working with Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) to identify people who are eligible for benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Those who visit CCWVa or call its toll-free number can receive confidential screening for eligibility, as well as help with filling out the …

AARP WV To Host Free Screening of “Still Alice” June 16 in Morgantown

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events | Press In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, AARP West Virginia will host a free screening of the 2014 major motion picture “Still Alice” 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, at The Metropolitan Theater, 369 High St., Morgantown.  The event is free and open to the public; however registration is required. To register, call 844-418-2281 or RSVP online here.  The Academy Award®-winning film follows a linguistics professor (Best Actress Oscar® winner Julianne Moore) diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and portrays how …

CARE Act Becomes Law in West Virginia

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Press New state requirements for caregiver designation, education, instruction became effective June 8, 2015   A new West Virginia state law provides needed support to more than 300,000 family caregivers across the Mountain State. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which became effective June 8, provides support for family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital. The legislation, enacted during the 2015 West Virginia Legislature, requires upon hospitalization that health care facilities: Record the name of family caregivers on the medical record …

AARP WV Seeks Nominations for 2015 Andrus Award

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering Annual award recognizes those making a difference in communities   AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2015 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 …