Virginia Department of Elections Host Voters with Disabilities Engagement Expo

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-17T14:41:52-04:00">April 17, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) will host the Voters with Disabilities Engagement Expo on April 30 to promote awareness about the wide variety of resources available to assist members of the disability community with the voting process. The event will connect citizens with voter education information and provide networking opportunities for voters and members of the elections community. Attendees will be able to move through the expo, view demonstrations, engage hands-on with accessible voting equipment, pick up voter outreach …

Virginia’s Statewide Conference on Aging

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-20T14:24:00-04:00">March 20, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-26T16:43:26-04:00">March 26, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

The University of Lynchburg’s Board Center on Aging will be hosting the 2019 Annual Conference on Aging. The conference, held on June 4 2019, will cover material on aging well in mind, body, and spirit. Author Ron Culberson will participate as a keynote speaker discussing working on achieving goals and enjoying a fulfilling life. The conference will also feature a keynote speech from Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services Commissioner, Kathryn A. Hayfield, providing an overview of programs available …

A Labor of Love: The Caregiver Portraits by D. Michael Geller

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-15T15:37:01-04:00">February 15, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

A Labor of Love: The Caregiver Portraits by D. Michael Geller is a photography exhibit that centers around the lives of 21 Hampton Roads Caregivers and their devotion towards caring for their loved ones. D. Michael Geller was a former physician who over the course of his career worked with many patients and their relatives. Geller began to notice the necessary and often unacknowledged selflessness of these relatives as they supported their loved ones towards living their best lives possible. He …

Join forces with AARP and the LOA to keep seniors from going hungry this winter

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-25T16:00:00-04:00">January 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-29T17:36:26-04:00">January 29, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 50,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,500 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …

MVLE Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-25T13:35:01-04:00">January 25, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

MVLE’s Volunteer Program provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in your community. The talents, skills and interests of volunteers play a valuable role in providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to build their skills and further engage with their community. Volunteers at MVLE provide a variety of services, either on a recurring basis or for a specific one-time event. We are always open to customizing a volunteer experience based on your unique …

Make your community a better place (without running for mayor)

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-16T15:31:38-04:00">January 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-11T16:24:18-04:00">February 11, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

Make your community a better place (without running for mayor) Volunteering with AARP is a wonderful way to help out the community and gain a sense of personal enrichment. With programs such as AARP’s Tax-Aide and Driver Safety, there’s an opportunity for everyone to help make a difference. You could help influence state legislation, inform your neighbors about the latest frauds and scams, or help create AARP’s presence in your community. We’re working hard to create positive social change, but …

Upcoming Rocky Mount AARP Chapter Meeting

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-15T09:58:00-04:00">January 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-30T13:21:12-04:00">January 30, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

Rocky Mount AARP Chapter: Staying Involved The  Rocky Mount AARP Chapter #0508 has been giving back to their community and providing their members a forum to socialize and get involved for over 50 years. They meet monthly on the second Wednesday. Join them at their Wednesday, February 13th meeting, covering the topic of caregiving from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Essig Recreational Center (295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151).     At their most recent chapter meeting …

Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-12-19T11:33:51-04:00">December 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Are you caring for a relative in your household who has a disability or chronic condition? Learn to apply for up to $400 in reimbursement for respite services. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is offering up to $400 in reimbursement per family for respite services to assist Virginians with disabilities or chronic conditions and the family members who provide their care. Priority will be given to assisting caregivers for loved ones with dementia, as well as, helping …

24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-13T12:15:29-04:00">December 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-13T14:59:51-04:00">December 13, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

The Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host their 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Banquet on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn (Roanoke), located at 3315 Ordway Drive, N.W. 24017. The banquet speaker will be Ramona Leigh Taylor Esq. the 1985 – 1991 Richmond Chapter SCLC Secretary, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Attorney …

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Opportunity

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-05T11:00:00-04:00">December 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-19T11:53:20-04:00">October 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Opportunity The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Program is seeking volunteer advocates in the following jurisdictions; Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. They want volunteers who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators who can: Visit local nursing and assisted living facilities Work to protect resident rights and help resolve problems Dedicate four hours/week for one year Conduct visits between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday Receive ongoing training and support   …