— On Friday, September 15, 2017 representatives of Brian Jacks’ leadership teams from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, and Blacksburg met at the Bedford, Virginia welcome center to share experiences with the Virtual News Team, We Want to Know, and the Speakers’ Bureau.  We discussed what has been done so far, what the expectations of team members are, and what we perceived the next steps to be. Clarification of expectations of members of the Virtual Newsroom Volunteer team included setting protocol for ensuring …

— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below. Walking for …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. Winger and Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. This film is rated R for sexuality and language.  Free Screening of The Lovers Thursday, August …

— 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, August 8, 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 …

— Join AARP Virginia for a free screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain! In 1939 Poland, working wife and mother Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) became a hero to hundreds. Antonina and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh) care for animals at the Warsaw Zoo and have raised a family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned when the country is invaded by the Germans and they are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed zoologist.  To fight back on their …

— August 9 & 10, 2017 Holiday Inn Valley View: 3315 Ordway Dr., NW Roanoke, VA Cost:   Tangles-$25.00, Hoarding Workshop-$25.00, $40.00 for both events Register Online Today! Registration closes, Friday, August 4, 2017. Lunch and continental breakfast included for August 10 workshop.       Wednesday, August 9 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. TANGLES – a play by The New Theater of Medicine, Washington, DC One Disease, One Family, One Night. TANGLES, an innovative musical play formed through the collaboration of health …

— You are invited to a free screening of MOONLIGHT A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of MOONLIGHT!     Moonlight Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – noon Grandin Theatre: 1310 Grandin Rd …

— On Saturday evening, June 3, 2017 AARP volunteers in Roanoke staffed the pledge phone bank at Blue Ridge PBS. During this Spring Fund Drive, we were taking pledges for tickets to the Mannheim Steamroller concert in Salem, November 17. We had a great time with our American Masters/Movies for Grownups partner Blue Ridge PBS.

— As movie goers entered the Grandin Theater, the AARP Roanoke Leadership Team was fast at work checking in guests, manning the information table and encouraging movie goers to participate in the Listening Post Question of the day. The question “Making Roanoke a Livable Community – Which of the eight domains would most influence the quality of life for you?” The eight choices were: Communication & Information, Community & Health Services, Respect & Social Inclusion, Transportation, Outdoor Space & Buildings, Social …

— 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 …