— 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 …

— AARP members across Virginia join together in local communities through independently incorporated chapters. These chapters offer informational programs, advocacy and service opportunities. You can join an AARP Chapter to meet new people, give back, and have fun. Chapter activities can include meals, cultural outings and trips, and for many, community service is a major priority. Click here to find a chapter near you!    Roanoke AARP Chapter #4652 Monthly Meeting Roanoke’s AARP Chapter 4652 met for its monthly breakfast meeting on …

— Mother Nature was good to this AARP volunteer team on their first annual “Day of Service” at the Paul Stefan Foundation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. It was a memorable day. Many thanks to Joan Albertella, Barb Ehlen, Judy Eiben, Gail Stoner, Bill Ruark and especially Mr. Reliable John Trach, who devoted two of his days to this project. The team did a masterful job of pulling weeds, planting flowers, tomato plants and cleaning up the area. Randy A. James, …

— 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 FraudWatch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Frank Abagnale event on July 28th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— The Roanoke Community Ambassador Leadership Team met on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Local Office on Aging.  The group shared personal experiences such as a planned mission trip, recent certification in Career Facilitation, experiences volunteering in helping with SOL school testing supervision, as well as facilitating and participating in a 6 weeks Chronic Disease Self-management Workshop. Members of the group also reported recent successes that included the Movies for Grownups Series, the Walking Group, the Salem Senior Fun and …

— Please thank your senator TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information. Senator District Could Gain Coverage* Localities in Senators’ Districts Voted Yes Voted No Barker, George L. 39 3,800 Alexandria City, Fairfax County, Prince William County X Black, Richard H. 13 2,500 Loudoun County, Prince William County X Carrico, Charles W., Sr. 40 10,700 Bristol City, Grayson …

— Please thank your House of Delegates member TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information. Delegates District Could Gain Coverage* Localities in Delegates’ Districts Voted Yes Voted No Adams, Dawn M. 68 1,400 Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Richmond City X Adams, Leslie R., “Les” 16 3,800 Henry County, Martinsville City, Pittsylvania County X Aird, Lashrecse D. 63 3,700 …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— By Mary Westbrook  Carl Wilkins Jr. had heard of this scam before: A phone rings early in the morning, and a woman picks up. On the line, a young man sounds panicked. “Grandma, I’m in trouble. I need help.” The woman’s pulse quickens. She has three grandsons. She’d do anything to keep them safe. “Who is this?” she asks. “You don’t recognize my voice?” the man pleads. “I can’t believe this. I’m so scared.” She thinks of her youngest grandson’s …

— 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 …

— RICHMOND – AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau today praised members of the Virginia House of Delegates for passing a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion.  The bipartisan effort increases access to health care for 400,000 Virginians, including 95,000 people over 50 who are not yet eligible for Medicare.   “The Virginia House of Delegates helped lead the way on this important move to provide health insurance coverage to more Virginians who need it. Going back to the regular session …