—   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 …

— “Smart solutions for making your home safe and comfortable.” What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? On February 27, 2019, Jane King a veteran speaker for AARP conducted a Home Fit Workshop for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The Home Fit Workshop provided information to participants on how to …

— The 2019 Senior Awareness Day will be held on April 30, 2019 from 9:00 to 2:00 at Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  There will be workshops and educational booths, as well as entertainment and food–all free and open to the public with no advance registration required.  The event is sponsored by the Departments of Social Services in Amherst, Appomattox, Lynchburg and Campbell County, and Campbell County Recreation Department. Free Shredding at Senior Awareness Day from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Bring any confidential …

— 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, …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us and enjoy the great spring weather. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy and is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age or level of athletic ability. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings. The detailed schedule including locations and times is listed below. Walking for …

— 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 Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) of Greater Washington, Inc. to bring you the 50+ Employment Expo on April 30 in Fairfax. Look for AARP in the 50+ Employment Expo exhibit hall where we will be …

— Join us for lunch and hear from medical and community professionals on a wide range of topics that help you stay informed and active.  ACTIVE meets every last Wednesday of the month from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Engh Conference Center of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic is the name of the monthly active adults’ community group co-sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon at Home, and AARP Virginia. Last Wednesday of each month 12 …

— Caring for a loved one? Have caregiving challenges and questions? AARP Virginia is sponsoring Navigating the Caregiving Journey conference in Woodbridge on April 13. This annual event connects family caregivers with support and solutions; empowers family caregivers with insights and information; and educates and informs family caregivers with engaging and enlightening presentations. . The goal of the conference is to connect you with support and solutions; empower you with insights and information, and educate you with engaging and enlightening presentations. …

—                   Which is the face of a caregiver? Choose any one or more. Which did you choose? Sylvia? Elaine? Stacey? Joyce? Jeremy? Connie? or Katie? All of these attended a workshop in late January sponsored by the Roanoke area Local Office on Aging and facilitated by Russell Schiavone, an AARP VA Community Ambassador and one of our “go to” presenters of the Prepare to Care seminar. If you chose one or all …

— 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 – …

— AARP Volunteer Lil Keys Reaches Out to Northern Virginia’s Hispanic Community AARP volunteer Lilia (Lil) Keys serves on the AARP Virginia Executive Council; staffs the AARP information table at many events, especially those involving the Hispanic community; and speaks at AARP presentations on various topics, including caregiving and avoiding fraud. To start, tell me a little about yourself. I was born in Mexico, but I grew up in Laredo, Texas, so I’m bicultural and bilingual. My mother was from Mexico …