— 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 …

— The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head. This one-hour documentary will bring awareness to the impact of gerrymandering, and explore how Virginia can progress from a system where legislators create their own districts toward a system that makes sense for true representative government. Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries for political gain. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in this practice to distort the …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar for an evening of food and fun from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 18. Members and their guests can enjoy a 10% off discount on all menu items, excluding alcoholic beverages, while enjoying great conversation with other AARP members. No products or services will be sold during this event. O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar is located on 1791 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. …

— AARP Virginia is dedicated to help end the fight against hunger. In order to do this we have dedicated the month of September to focusing on fighting hunger in all areas of Virginia with events all across the state. Northern Virginia AARP Foundation – Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall September 11th and 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Located on the National Mall Join thousands of fellow volunteers working to pack 1.5 million meals for the DC …

— AARP Virginia is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual ‘Art of Aging – Life Begins at 50’ event presented by Partners in Aging, Inc., in Fredericksburg! You may have heard in the media that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day! With that population of seniors growing rapidly, we are all struggling to prepare our communities and ourselves. In addition to coping with the unique needs of seniors, seniors need information about the different services and resources already available …

— Fredericksburg_ AARP Virginia and The Community Wellness Coalition will host a Home Fit Workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Arm of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA.   The purpose of the AARP Home Fit Workshop is to help people find ways to make their homes more livable as they get older. The workshop provides information to participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their …

— Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service   FREDERICKSBURG_ AARP Virginia has presented the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter with the esteemed AARP Chapter Service Award.   Embodying the words of Dr. Andrus, “do what you can, with what you have, where you are today,” the AARP Chapter 3396 Corley/Burt Community Service Committee leads Chapter efforts to identify and respond to essential social needs in their community and provide meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities for Chapter members.   In order to maximize the …

— AARP Virginia is inviting volunteers from across Fredericksburg and surrounding areas to help spread the holiday spirit by visiting those who might not be able to celebrate. Throughout the holiday season, The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities across Fredericksburg. Volunteers can join an existing visit team, start their own visit team, or register to participate as a group! The Holiday Project is a nationwide nonprofit organization made up of thousands of volunteers …

— In connection with AARP’s I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, you are invited to a free screening of The Theory of Everything and a panel discussion with community experts to learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:30 am – 12:30 pm WHERE: Germanna Community College Fredericksburg Area Campus 10000 Germanna Point Drive Fredericksburg, VA  22408 Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Once a healthy, …

— FREDERICKSBURG_ Exploring your community is a great way to access resources and learn new strategies that can make aging a healthy and fulfilling experience. AARP Virginia would like to invite Fredericksburg area residents to join Partners in Aging on Wednesday, June 10 for the Art of Aging Conference to learn smart strategies for aging healthy. The Art of Aging Expo is an annual event in Fredericksburg for people 50+ to make exploring the community easier by bringing residents and organizations …