— Join AARP Virginia for a Free Screening of  American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Join us for a free screening of American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard (1903-85), dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times. An author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today. Don’t miss …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group.  It’s just beginning! Walking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.  That’s why AARP Virginia has partnered with a local chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) to start a new weekly walking group in Roanoke. The walking group is scheduled to meet for five consecutive Mondays starting on April 24th …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers …

— You are invited to a free screening of Jackie starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard.  Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, the First Lady fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she …

— With the popcorn and sodas stacked neatly in rows, AARP sponsored its first Movies For Grownups at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke, Virginia.  Although the movie started at 1:30 PM, AARP members started trickling in the theater at 11:30 AM in hopes of getting a prime seat. Many members were told to come early because the theatre would be filled. Patricia Broadneaux and Shirley Harris were just two of the members that came early to see Maya Angelou: And Still …

— 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 …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers Restaurant is …

— BEARD CENTER ON AGING AND BLACKSBURG CHAPTER HONORED AARP Virginia has presented Don Creamer of Blacksburg with the highly distinguished Andrus Award for Community Service, and honored volunteers from across the state for their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP Virginia held its annual All-Volunteer Assembly in Richmond on Dec. 1, where volunteers were lauded at a banquet. The All-Volunteer Assembly honors AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers. AARP Virginia volunteers provide outreach and …

— Lorraine Bratton of Roanoke is a veteran AARP volunteer.  She has been active with the Take A Stand campaign, attending candidate events and representing Take A Stand at community activities.  This is her report from a recent campaign event she attended.   I attended the Donald Trump Rally at the Roanoke Civic Center. It was 97 degrees.  I waited one hour to get into the Center and five hours for Mr. Trump to speak.  I cannot stand that long; the …

— 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 …