—   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 …

— On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the ETA Chapter, of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Presentation of the “Glowing Lamp For The Nurse” Awards. AARP Southeastern (SEVA) Virginia Community Ambassador Sharon Gooden-Harrell is one of the special honorees. The Sorority is recognizing Ms. Harrell due to her service with AARP. Ms. Harrell is a calming presence on the volunteer team and helped to start the first AARP Walking Group in Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Virginia). A retired …

— Join AARP Virginia for lunch at Surfside Restaurant in Virginia Beach. We’ve reserved a section of Surfside Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy lunch together with a 10% discount on food and soft beverages. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn how AARP is making a difference in Hampton Roads! Starting Wednesday, …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of GLORIA BELL starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Tuturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity …

— No one should face Alzheimer’s alone. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing. Take steps to learn more about the changes you as a caregiver may experience through the stages of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, and the Prince William Area Agency on Aging are holding their 3rd annual Dementia Caregiver Conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Edward R. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road Manassas, VA 20112. The …

— Imagine aging on your own terms Aging doesn’t have to be overwhelming, this should be a time to reinvent yourself, enjoy time with family, and live life on your own terms. Stop by AARP Virginia’s exhibit at the Transitions expo on Wednesday, May 15 in the food court of Potomac Mills. This is a free education expo that showcases resources available to older adults, families, and caregivers in the Prince William area. Exhibits provide insights and answers for enhancing your …

— The Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) will host the Voters with Disabilities Engagement Expo on April 30 to promote awareness about the wide variety of resources available to assist members of the disability community with the voting process. The event will connect citizens with voter education information and provide networking opportunities for voters and members of the elections community. Attendees will be able to move through the expo, view demonstrations, engage hands-on with accessible voting equipment, pick up voter outreach …

— Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam. The Presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus …

— ROANOKE_ 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. AARP is hosting an event focusing on hearing the needs of family caregivers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke. Caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one can be a rewarding experience, but …

— Steve Morrison’s Experience as a Caregiver Inspired Him to Make a Difference for Others Former educator Steve Morrison participates on AARP’s federal and state advocacy teams and serves as AARP’s representative for several organizations that help Northern Virginians stay in their homes as long as they wish. I spoke with Steve over lunch at The Swiss Bakery in Springfield, Virginia. First, tell me about yourself. My name is Steve Morrison. I grew up in Missouri and as a kid I …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …