Calling All Artists

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-19T15:37:14+00:00">February 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-19T15:44:44+00:00">February 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Arts Across Generations is a new AARP Blacksburg Chapter initiative. The program will take place June 1, 2018 in conjunction with Blacksburg’s Art Walk.  The program’s aim is to solicit, jury, display, and celebrate artworks created my multi-generational artists (e.g., a high school student and a grandparent; local artist and a neighbor enrolled in elementary school). Pairs do not have to be related, but at  least one artist must be a resident of te New River Valley. This initiative enacts …

OLLI 2018 Spring Courses – Registration opens February 22

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-19T11:41:00+00:00">February 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-19T15:04:44+00:00">February 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Spring 2018 Term in Northern Virginia March 26 through May 18. Registration will open Thursday, February 22, but our priority registration ends on Friday, March 2. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a eight-week fall program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. From Latin to archaeology, religion to science, there is a topic to suit every …

Free Screening of Murder on The Orient Express in Roanoke

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-19T09:20:51+00:00">February 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-22T08:33:37+00:00">February 22, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Join AARP Virginia for a free screening of Murder on the Orient Express on March 8th at the Regal Valley View Grande Movie Theater in Roanoke.  AARP’s Movies for Grownups celebrates and encourages films with unique appeal to audiences with a grownup state of mind—and recognizes the inspiring artists who make them. Movie overview: Everyone has a past. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi …

AARP Volunteers engaged with the Community at the Caregiver Summit

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-16T15:13:36+00:00">February 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-16T15:44:00+00:00">February 16, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

AARP is more than just a non-profit organization that promotes advocacy. AARP volunteers actively participate in community events to help others better enhance core attributions such as health care, employment, retirement planning, and even personal goals and concerns. Every organization serves a purpose and behind each purpose lies a goal. In a single event, multiple participants came together to bring forth an underlying basis of all the many opportunities and resources available to the local community of Northern Virginia. As …

Rally for Medicaid Expansion at the State Capitol

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-16T11:00:16+00:00">February 16, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Join hundreds of Virginians as they raise their voices help close the health care coverage gap in the Commonwealth.  The Healthcare for All Virginians Coalition will hold a rally for Medicaid expansion Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Bell Tower on Capitol Square. Since 2014, Virginia legislators have rejected the opportunity to provide affordable health insurance to hardworking Virginians. With expanded Medicaid, nearly 400,000 low-income Virginia adults could gain coverage. Most of these individuals …

Celebrate Black History Month with AARP Virginia

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-12T12:58:47+00:00">February 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-13T11:24:18+00:00">February 13, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

This Black History Month, we invite you to join us in the celebration from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.  You can get a discount on AARP membership (25 percent off for new or renewing members) and on the online AARP Driver Safety course. You may even be able to get together with friends and neighbors for a free movie screening of The Butler and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Story in Central Virginia. Or you could be one of …

AARP Night at the Salem Red Sox Ballpark

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-06T09:42:00+00:00">February 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-06T13:42:04+00:00">February 6, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

  AARP night at the ballpark in Salem, VA  was and exciting event where members and the community were invited to a picnic as they watched the Salem Red Sox face the Lynchburg Hillcats.  At the game AARP Virginia highlighted the important topic of Maintaining Brain Health as we age. AARP members and their families who attended the game were invited to stop by the pavilion for free hot dogs and hamburgers and to participate in fun activities taking place.

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-25T09:03:00+00:00">January 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-25T15:50:09+00:00">January 25, 2018</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 …

Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-24T15:06:00+00:00">January 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-24T10:03:26+00:00">January 24, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on Monday, April 30, 2018. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) are pleased to present the 50+ Employment Expo to provide opportunities for employees and employers to network and learn about the opportunities available to them. There will be dozens of recruiters on site offering a wide …

50+ Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-23T12:14:17+00:00">January 23, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-25T17:02:28+00:00">January 25, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a speakers series event on how to find employment and volunteer opportunities this February. Interested in learning about employment opportunities available to seniors? Looking for volunteer opportunities and a way to give back to the community? Join SSA on at Beatley Central Library on February 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to hear from local experts on how to find and secure employment and volunteer opportunities as a senior. Presenters will include representatives …