— 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 …

— Know Your Rights,                                   Make Your Voice HEARD! Special Remarks from: Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair Delegate ‘Rip’ Sullivan, Virginia General Assembly Join us to learn about the legislative process and how you can influence policy at all levels of government.   Resources Available from: Arlington Aging and Disability Services Community Outreach Program Mental Health (BHD) Office of Senior Adult Programs (DPR) Arlington …

— Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year.           We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. It’s free of charge for everyone — members, non-members, and people of all ages. For over fifty years AARP has been committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. …

— AARP Virginia is inviting volunteers from across Northern Virginia 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 Northern Virginia. 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 from …

— AARP Virginia is proud to offer its members discounted tickets for “November of Marimbas, Mariachi, and Magic!” For three weekends in November, Teatro de la Luna, under the artistic direction of Mario Marcel and musical direction of Jorge Anaya, will entertain you with the sights and sounds of Central America with the Central American Marimba Festival, Mariachis Son de America & Maru Montero Dance Company, and the magic of Juan Estrella.  Purchase tickets online or call 703-548-3092 or say you’re an …

— Join AARP Virginia at the Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN) 16th Annual Legislative Breakfast Monday, September 28, 2015 8:00 – 10:00 am Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax, VA 22033 Keynote Speaker: Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring, 48th Attorney General of Virginia, launched his career in public service as a town attorney in Lovettsville, and has served on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and eight years in the Virginia Senate. He …

— Volunteers Needed for Residents in Long-Term Care The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. As an Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected and helping residents with problems that they are unable to resolve alone. Volunteer Ombudsmen dedicate four hours per week for one year. Visits must …

— Too many politicians aren’t listening to hardworking Virginians about the future of Social Security.  AARP believes you’ve paid into Social Security and you deserve a voice in the future of the program.  That’s why we’re fighting to protect your hard-earned Social Security benefits and ensure the system stays strong for future generations. AARP invites the community to come out to our free public forum 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the Shenandoah University, Hester Auditorium/Henkel Hall, 726 …

— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP brings real possibilities to your community. Upcoming events in Virginia include: NORTHERN VIRGINIA Free Seminars for Family Caregivers Throughout this Spring 2014 AARP Dulles Area Chapter Get Together Thursday, March 20th 7 – 8:30 pm Planning End of Life Decisions Herndon Senior Center Main Dining Room 873 Grace Street, Herndon AARP Vienna Chapter Meeting  Monday, March 17 12:30 p.m. Special Presentation on the Affordable Care Act Vienna Community Center …

— Hospice services—which provided pain management and end-of-life care for more than 1.5 million Americans in 2012—are expanding in Northern Virginia, and AARP is recruiting volunteers to help. Capital Caring, a nonprofit organization serving people with progressive illnesses, is planning to open the Adler Center for Caring in Loudoun County this spring. The center will be the area’s first inpatient hospice facility. AARP Virginia is asking volunteers to help with patient care, administrative tasks, hospitality (such as afternoon tea) and landscaping …