— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing real possibilities to your community.  Join us at our free informative workshops where you can learn about caregiving, Brain Health, identifying frauds, and more.  Socialize with other AARP members at our lunch and dinner groups, free movie screenings and other events. Get connected with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Senior Expo at The Ballou Center, 760 W Main St, Danville. We’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— Government is broken. Politicians don’t seek common ground, arguing rather than creating results. But critical issues like Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug costs are all on the line. That’s why your voice matters. Let’s hold politicians accountable by voting this November. BUT THE ELECTION IS COMING. We can make our voices heard. AMERICANS 50-PLUS ARE THE NATION’S MOST POWERFUL VOTING BLOC. And there’s only one way politicians will work on the issues that really matter to us: We have …

— You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community during the month of September. The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive coincides with the Nationwide Hunger Action Month and collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries.  Volunteers across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their communities throughout September to aid …

— AARP Virginia participated in the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Family Caregiver Stakeholder Workgroup to help spur even better supports for caregivers in Virginia. The Workgroup’s report outlines ten goals and fifteen recommendations to support and grow the capacity of family caregivers to perform critical caregiving tasks.  AARP Virginia is grateful to DARS and the Workgroup members for their invaluable efforts in researching and crafting the report. Click here to see the 2018 Family Caregiving Report.

— The IRS is encouraging taxpayers who received a large refund to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure their employers are withholding the correct amount of taxes from their paychecks. Visit the IRS withholding calculator today . Taxpayers may also want to consider receiving refunds throughout the year as opposed to when they file their taxes the next year. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed last year included many law changes. One law change is that there is a …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Art of Aging Expo on October 2, 2018 at the Daniel Technology Center at the Germanna Community College, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shredding only takes a few minutes and …

— Are you a caregiver for family or a friend?  Are you a professional caregiver?  If the answer is YES, then this event is for you. A FREE Caregiver Workshop, Caring for the Caregiver, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on September 14, at Danville Community College, Oliver Hall in the Temple Building.  This Workshop is appropriate for those who care for children or adults with a variety of cognitive or physical disabilities and disorders. Nationally acclaimed AARP speaker and …

— It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families. This September join forces with the Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 to help combat hunger by donating a non-perishable food item (No glass containers, please). They will be participating in the AARP Food Drive currently scheduled for September 7, 8, and 29.  They have partnered up with Giant Food Stores, Americorps, Senior Visitors Program, which is affiliated with the Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, and Health Generations Area Agency on …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— AARP Movies for Grownups series is showing The Seagull at Regal Valley View Grande Stadium 16 on August 23rd at 1:00 pm. The Seagull is a drama based on the book by Anton Chekhov. It takes place at a Lakeside Estate and features a love triangle between the Diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina. It delves into the obsessive nature of love and the complicated relationships between parents and their children, as well as the over-arching value …