AARP Volunteers Rewarded at Annual All Volunteer Assembly

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-08T09:37:17+00:00">November 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-08T09:40:06+00:00">November 8, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia – AARP Volunteers were awarded for their exemplary efforts at the 2018 All Volunteer Assembly (AVA). Devoted to honoring AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers, this year’s AVA Highlighted individuals committed to community service and helping everyone age with dignity and purpose. The highly distinguished Andrus Award for Volunteer Service – AARP’s most prestigious award — was awarded to Patricia “Pat” Hyer of Blacksburg. Since joining the AARP Blacksburg Chapter over 5 years ago, she has done everything from …

Statement from AARP Virginia Concerning Political Ad Mentioning AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-19T09:16:00+00:00">October 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-19T16:19:33+00:00">October 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Virginia.  AARP did not authorize the political ad and we did not participate in its production.   AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day.   …

Absentee Voting for the General Election deadline is October 30

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-17T06:00:00+00:00">October 17, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-08T08:24:23+00:00">November 8, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Deadline to Apply for Mailed Absentee Applications is October 30 RICHMOND, VA – Absentee voting for the November 6 General Election starts statewide tomorrow, Friday, September 21. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail.  To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application. “Absentee voting is a great option for those who can’t make it to the polls …

Kaine and Stewart face off in People’s Debate at 7 p.m. tonight

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-02T10:18:30+00:00">October 2, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Debate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat can be viewed across the Commonwealth   RICHMOND_ Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will square off tonight at the People’s Debate, which will be carried in every market in Virginia and streamed online.   Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the debate, with panelists from AARP Virginia, WCVE PBS, and WTVR CBS 6. Media partners for the debate are …

Washington Week’s Robert Costa to moderate the 2018 People’s Debate for U.S. Senate Race

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-25T21:12:14+00:00">September 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-26T14:48:59+00:00">September 26, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Debate between Kaine, Stewart on Oct. 2 can be watched acrossVirginia RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia is pleased to announce that Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the October 2 People’s Debate between Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.  The debate will be televised in every television market in Virginia.     “It’s an honor to host these candidates and the panelists at an important moment where control …

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-24T15:54:51+00:00">September 24, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections is pleased to be participating in National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2018.  Volunteers and organizations from all over the Commonwealth will encourage all eligible Virginians to register to vote and increase awareness of voter registration opportunities. On that day, the Department, in coordination with OnTheSquareVA, will host an “Everything Elections Table.” The table will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Capitol Square near the Bell Tower.  At the table, …

AARP Virginia to hold telephone town hall on Hurricane Florence Recovery and Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-19T18:12:08+00:00">September 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

FEMA and Virginia Department of Emergency Management officials to answer questions  RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia, with guests from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, will hold a special telephone town hall on Friday to address Hurricane Florence Recovery and Scams.   AARP Virginia will dial out to about 70,000 households in southwestern and central Virginia at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In a format similar to a radio call-in show, the agency …

ELECT Commissioner Announces High School Voter Registration Challenge Winners

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-18T16:04:00+00:00">September 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-24T16:07:37+00:00">September 24, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

~ Nearly 1,500 New Virginia Voters Registered Among Eight High Schools ~   RICHMOND, VA — The Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) announced today that eight high schools across the Commonwealth achieved the Commissioner’s Award for Voter Registration by registering 65% or more of their eligible senior class. Between these eight schools, nearly 1500 new Virginia voters were registered to vote. Many other schools across the Commonwealth participated in this voter registration challenge. The honorable mentions this year include …

Job fair for older workers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-18T14:18:12+00:00">September 18, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Peninsula Area on Aging and AARP Virginia present the 9th annual job fair for mature workers  WILLIAMSBURG _ If you’re in the job market and over age 40, sometimes finding work can be a challenge.  That’s why AARP Virginia has teamed up with the Peninsula Agency on Aging to sponsor their 9th annual job fair.   The job fair will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Center, …

Evacuating after Hurricane Florence

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-14T20:39:04+00:00">September 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-14T20:41:38+00:00">September 14, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

While the residents of coastal areas in eastern Virginia evacuated as Hurricane Florence approached, and were able to go back home on Friday, it might not be the end of Virginians fleeing the storm. The hurricane will dump rain in the double-digits over southwestern Virginia as it makes its path west and north.  That means rivers and streams could spill over their banks, and the saturated ground could prevent drainage, making for a dangerous brew of floodwaters far from the …