— 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 …

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— The Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host their 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Banquet on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn (Roanoke), located at 3315 Ordway Drive, N.W. 24017. The banquet speaker will be Ramona Leigh Taylor Esq. the 1985 – 1991 Richmond Chapter SCLC Secretary, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Attorney …

— Do you have a penchant for photography, or are you good with grammar?  Perhaps you are a writer, or always wanted to be one. Join the AARP Virginia Virtual Volunteer Newsroom – a group of volunteer reporters who generate news content about AARP events and activities in communities across the state. We need volunteers who have smart phones or tablets and can use them to take photos and video at events, interview attendees, and write stories.  No formal journalism or …

— Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Opportunity The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Program is seeking volunteer advocates in the following jurisdictions; Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. They want volunteers who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators who can: Visit local nursing and assisted living facilities Work to protect resident rights and help resolve problems Dedicate four hours/week for one year Conduct visits between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday Receive ongoing training and support   …

— Thanks to Medicaid expansion, more Virginians ages 19 to 64 will have access to quality, low-cost health insurance in 2019. Eligibility is based on family size and income: An adult who has an income of less than $16,754 or a family of three with an income of less than $28,677 will qualify. Up to 400,000 people will be able to gain coverage, including 95,000 adults between the ages of 50 and 64. Coverage begins Jan. 1, but applications are accepted …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— It’s that time of year for holiday visits with friends and family.  Research shows staying socially engaged is good for the brain and one of the five pillars of brain health.  Add in the other four recommended by experts and you will have the recipe for a brain healthy party. The next pillar of brain health is Discover: Learn new things. Our brain is stimulated and grows when we learn new things or pursue new interests. Give party guests a …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times are listed below. Walking for Grownups is free, open to all …

— Rocky Mount AARP Chapter: Staying Involved The  Rocky Mount AARP Chapter #0508 has been giving back to their community and providing their members a forum to socialize and get involved for over 50 years. They meet monthly on the second Wednesday. Join them at their Wednesday, December 12th meeting, covering the topic of caregiving from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Essig Recreational Center (295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151).     At their most recent chapter meeting …

— The rules have changed and now, more Virginians can get low-cost, quality health insurance that covers preventive care, doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations, mental health care, laboratory and x-ray services, rehabilitative services, medical equipment, and more. Beginning January 1, 2019, thousands of Virginians aged 19-64 will be able to get the health care they need so they can have peace of mind and greater financial security. It will help individuals to be more productive in their jobs and allows families to …