Grandparents’ Day at the Virginia Transportation Museum

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-20T12:49:00-04:00">May 20, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-20T14:52:27-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia is sponsoring Grandparents’ Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Spend a fun-filled afternoon with your grandchild and enjoy free ice cream, face painting, and gifts for the children from AARP Virginia while supplies last, and grandparents receive free entry. Take a ride with your grandchild on a  Vintage Diesel Train, only $3 per person with general admission and tour the Roanoke Valley Model Engineer’s open house. …

New Attitudes on Aging Focus of Williamsburg Conference

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-13T16:10:24-04:00">May 13, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-13T16:10:44-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia participated in the 23rd Annual “Healthy Aging Conference” in Williamsburg, focusing on “New Attitudes on Aging.”   A variety of speakers concentrated on such issues as proper sleep, nutritious foods, herbs and exercise. The main purpose of the conference was to educate seniors, caregivers, family members, senior service providers, students and the community as a whole on aging healthily.   The April 3 schedule of free events at King of Glory Lutheran Church included WHRO’s “Another View” Talk …

AARP Virginia to Hold Event for Family Caregivers in Roanoke

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-15T15:39:23-04:00">April 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-15T15:42:53-04:00">April 15, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

ROANOKE_ Every day, more than 1 million Virginians care for older parents, spouses, and adult children with disabilities, helping with everything from driving to the doctor’s office or getting groceries to balancing checkbooks and helping with medical care. AARP is hosting an event focusing on hearing the needs of family caregivers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke. Caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one can be a rewarding experience, but …

Caring for Aging Parents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-08T13:07:29-04:00">April 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-08T13:09:25-04:00">April 8, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

ARLINGTON – Adult children of aging parents should prepare for their care before a crisis occurs, and they should try to involve the older generation in the decision making. That was the consensus of a panel of experts on Thursday, April 4 at a community forum on Caring for Aging Parents sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation Women’s Health Circle. “I always say ‘We’re just a banana peel away from really having a problem,’” said AARP Virginia state president …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-01T10:35:00-04:00">April 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-01T11:00:50-04:00">April 1, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now Are your prescription drug prices outrageously high? Email your story to aarpva@aarp.org RICHMOND — AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, in March. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virginians and all Americans by advocating for a variety …

AARP Virginia to Hold Event for Family Caregivers in Ashland

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-28T12:28:20-04:00">March 28, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

ASHLAND_ Every day, more than 1 million Virginians care for older parents, spouses, and adult children with disabilities, helping with everything from driving to the doctor’s office or getting groceries to balancing checkbooks and helping with medical care. AARP is hosting an event focusing on hearing the needs of family caregivers from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Ashland Theatre, 205 England St., Ashland.  This session will include the free screening of a popular current film that focuses …

AARP Virginia to Hold Forums with Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-18T15:28:34-04:00">March 18, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-26T14:51:47-04:00">March 26, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

Organization Seeks Support for Family Caregiver Tax Credit Every day, more than 1 million Virginians care for older parents, spouses, and adult children with disabilities, helping with everything from driving to the doctor’s office or getting groceries to balancing checkbooks and helping with medical care. Family caregiving can be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. That’s why AARP Virginia is fighting for common-sense solutions, like the Virginia Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit. The credit would provide some financial relief to family caregivers, …

AARP Virginia to Host Triple Crown Hiker March 20

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-13T13:45:02-04:00">March 13, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-19T12:54:49-04:00">March 19, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

DALEVILLE _ Arizona hiker Mike Fagan will take a short break from hiking the Appalachian Trail next week to spend some time with AARP Virginia volunteers and guests.   Fagan, 71, started the trail in Georgia on February 5, and is expected to reach southwest Virginia on March 20.  But when Fagan ends his hike in Maine, he’s not stopping.  He intends to achieve the “Triple Crown” by also completing the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail – …

Give a Senior a Hot Meal on a Cold Day

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-25T10:09:02-04:00">January 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-25T10:11:50-04:00">January 25, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

WHY: Millions of seniors in our nation live at or below the poverty line. Help provide a hot meal on a cold day and remind thousands of seniors in need that the community has not forgotten them. HOW IT WORKS: Collect soup through your church or organization. During the week of February 4–8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., take the collection to a drop off site in your area.     MAIN DROP OFF SITE: Church of St. Peter …

Virginia Caregivers Need Help: 1 in 5 Virginians is a Family Caregiver

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-18T20:21:04-04:00">January 18, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-30T16:37:49-04:00">January 30, 2019</time> by AARP Virginia

1 in 5 Virginians is a Family Caregiver More than 1 million Virginians care for a parent, spouse or other loved one to help them live safely and independently at home. Being a family caregiver is a labor of love, but it can also take a toll. During the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, AARP fought for common sense solutions to help make family caregivers’ big responsibilities a little easier by asking for a tax credit for caregivers. The legislation did …