— 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 …

— 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 …

— Charlottesville, Virginia – AARP Volunteers were awarded for their exemplary efforts at the 2018 All Volunteer Assembly (AVA). Devoted to honoring AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers, this year’s AVA Highlighted individuals committed to community service and helping everyone age with dignity and purpose. The highly distinguished Andrus Award for Volunteer Service – AARP’s most prestigious award — was awarded to Patricia “Pat” Hyer of Blacksburg. Since joining the AARP Blacksburg Chapter over 5 years ago, she has done everything from …

— By Sue Lindsey Pat Jones Scott’s mission is preparing others to take care of disabled loved ones. “I will go wherever I’m needed to talk about caregiving,” said Scott, 73, of Mechanicsville, a volunteer who leads several workshops a year based on AARP’s Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Scott believes caregivers should be trained in what to expect—preparation she didn’t have when her husband, Joe Scott, then 76, suffered a stroke just six weeks after their wedding …

— Today is yours for the taking, and AARP chapters are here in your community helping you make the most of it. Join your local AARP chapters at the AARP Western Tidewater Chapter Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at Windsor Town Center, 23361 Courthouse Highway, Windsor, to get to know what they are all about. AARP Virginia is providing a free shred truck that will be on site until 5 p.m. so you can dispose of …

— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— Movies From Heaven: Miracles From Heaven Join us December 1st at Culpeper Baptist Church for a free movies for grownups screening of Miracles from Heaven based on the true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her daughter (Kylie Rogers) has a rare disease, she becomes a advocate for her daughters healing. After a freak accident, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community …

— Mail Absentee Ballots Due Tuesday Oct. 30 In-person Absentee Voting Ends November 3 RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces two upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to participate in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election via an absentee ballot.       Voters wishing to mail their absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to request a ballot through their local voter registration office or the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at vote.virginia.gov. The …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— AARP Volunteers On the Move for Voters’ Engagement On a warm October morning, AARP volunteers started setting up the volunteer table for the Henry Street Festival, Roanoke, VA, with pamphlets, flyers and brochures ranging from caregivers info to Medicare and voters registration. Jackie Robinson led the team in organizing the event, getting volunteers and making sure the AARP table was set up prior to the festival. She was not alone, Rev. James Jordan and Doris Durham assisted, and by the time …