— Citizens of the Old Dominion who are over 65 or disabled don’t even need to get out of their cars to cast a ballot in this year’s contests. A state law requires that all polling places be accessible to eligible voters, and that includes curbside voting for those who are 65-plus or who have a physical disability. Register to vote by Monday, Oct. 15. If voting in person, bring a photo ID, such as a Virginia driver’s license, United States …

— 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 …

— Help ensure the City of Roanoke remains an Age-Friendly City! In December 2017, the City of Roanoke became part of a global network of communities committed to providing older residents the opportunity to live rewarding, productive, and safe lives by earning AARP’s Age-Friendly City designation. The accomplishment recognizes the City as a well-designed, livable community promoting health and sustaining economic growth, resulting in happier, healthier residents of all ages. As the U.S. population ages and people stay healthy and active …

— 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 …

— Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is putting on a series of workshops all around the state that are FREE to the public. The workshop titled “Before you file: Everything  You Need to Know about the New Tax Law” will cover everything that taxpayers should know to best prepare for the upcoming filing season by giving a general overview of the new tax …

— Care Enough to Know Join AARP Virginia for a free conference to learn about local resources available to help family caregivers from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd. With thousands of people sharing the huge responsibility of caring for older parents, loved ones, friends and neighbors, helping them to live independently at home, many caregivers are unaware of what support services and resources are available. Event attendees will enjoy a boxed lunch provided with a free gift …

— Active Aging – “Still Climbing, Not Over the Hill” The local AARP Virginia Chapter #5335 is hosting an info session for people all over the Hanover and Ashland areas from 10 – 2:00 p.m.  on October 17th. This FREE event will promote smart strategies for healthy aging with topics including: Decluttering, Nutrition, Fitness demonstrations, and Alzheimer’s disease. This event will have free lunch provided, exhibits, door prizes and FLU shots (please bring insurance cards). While the event is free, space …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. 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. Shakers Restaurant is …

— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …

— In closely watched race, Democratic candidate has the preference of key voter group. AARP Virginia released a poll Tuesday, October 9, 2018, taken of voters ages 50 and older in the state’s 10th Congressional District (CD-10), which is one of the most heavily scrutinized races in the country. The survey found that this group of voters will make their election choices driven by concerns about health care costs and financial security, as well as by a strong sense of unhappiness …

— Alexandria county has announced the availability of a number of affordable one-level condos designed for older adults. The condos are located in a new 55+ community called Crest of Alexandria on Telegraph Road between Kingstowne and Fort Belvoir and close to shopping and other amenities. Find more information, email Santiago.Sanchez@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-5165, TTY 711. You can also listen to two county housing officials discuss the program on this latest edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast: Affordable Homes for Older Adults, Alexandria

— Empoderando y Abrazando a la Familia de los Cuidadores Cuidar de una persona con Alzheimer o algún tipo de demencia nos trae muchos retos y situaciones inesperadas. En reconocimiento del Mes Nacional de la Familia de Cuidadores, Fuerza Contra Alzheimer’s y AARP Virginia tienen el honor de invitarlo a un evento especial para la familia de cuidadores. Domingo 18 de Noviembre, 2018 de 3:00 a 5:30 pm Iglesia Católica Santa Ana, 5300 N. Calle 10, Arlington, Va. 22205 Haz click …