— 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 …

— On Thursday, May 10, 2018, the SW Roanoke AARP Chapter 4652 celebrated it 27th anniversary at the Westhampton Christian Church in Roanoke. The theme of the event was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Speaking at the event was Ben Crawford of the Blacksburg Chapter. Guests included Blacksburg Chapter member, Carol Crawford as well as Roanoke Eureka Chapter #0514 members, Mary Terry, President, James Jordan, VP and Doris Durham. Old albums from the SW Roanoke Chapter were exhibited. A time of good …

— Alzheimer’s Association presents Let’s Wash Up! The 2nd annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly become less able to take care of themselves. Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. It’s normal to feel some frustration when best efforts to help are not working. Join AARP …

— AARP Virginia will celebrate the organization’s Diamond Anniversary on the baseball diamond July 12 when the Hillcats face the Potomac Nationals. To celebrate 60 years of helping people age 50 and older live their best lives, the first 200 AARP members in attendance will receive a free all-you-can-eat buffet in AARP’s 3rd Base Picnic Area and Party Deck. WHAT:  AARP Night at the Ballpark WHERE: Lynchburg Hillcats Stadium, 3180 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24501 WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2018.  The …

— 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!    Bayside Chapter #4798 The Bayside Chapter #4798 Met on Monday, April 16th and received update on AARP …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Hampton Road’s newest walking group. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather. The Camelot Community Center in Chesapeake, VA establish a Walking Group this Spring that meets every Friday at 8:00 a.m..  Everyone is welcome to walk at their own pace, and walk as little or as much of the route as they choose from half …

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community Village Association (MCVA) for lunch at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill to enjoy lunch together with other AARP and McLeanCVA members and their guests. Enjoy a 15% discount on the entire check. There will be no seminar, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun and socializing with other members like you in McLean. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 11:30 a.m. …

— Click here to read the letter to legislators LETTER TO LAWMAKERS EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT WORK REQUIREMENT   RICHMOND_ On behalf of more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau urges the General Assembly to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide coverage for more low-income workers, including 95,000 people between the ages of 50 and 64. “AARP Virginia applauds the bipartisan progress of Virginia’s legislators and leaders in their efforts to expand health care coverage …

— Be part of an essential conversation to address systemic change for the most vulnerable within our congregations and communities. Join us Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at My Father’s House Christian Church International, located on 4746 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. Pastors, faith leaders, health care professionals, researchers and community advocates from across the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia areas will discuss how to support, uplift and encourage family caregivers. Speakers at this discussion include: Pastors Lou …

— Join national expert Teepa Snow on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for her workshop on Helping Throughout the Journey of Dementia; Understanding Progression and Providing the Best Care. This workshop will teach you how to understand dementing illnesses and respond to challenging situations. One of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow teaches care strategies and techniques based on understanding the person with dementia. Teepa teaches how to connect though demonstrations and role-playing. Teepa’s last visit to the area resulted in …

— It’s known as the Star City of the South, a gem nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains that has become a cultural, recreational and business hub of the region. And now, the historic city of Roanoke has earned another appealing distinction: designation as an AARP Age-Friendly Community. The moniker is given to cities, towns and rural areas whose leaders have committed to develop or improve features that make a place more livable at any age, such as sidewalks, access to …