— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Here are some things caregivers should focus on when preparing for Hurricane Florence or other emergencies: Financial and legal preparedness: Ensure key documents for financial records, health care power of attorney and other advance directives are easy to access in case of an emergency. Perhaps make electronic copies available via a secure online storage app. Alerts and warnings: Set up wireless emergency alerts on smartphone; get a weather radio, check out other options. Emergency communication plans: With contact lists always …

— You are invited to the Peninsula Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council 23rd Annual Senior Safety Summit on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  This year’s theme is “Situational Awareness:  Seniors Stay Alert” The event will take place at the Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693. Join us for a morning filled with information, exhibits, entertainment, and door prizes. There will also be free on-site document shredding located in the church parking lot …

— AARP Virginia participated in the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Family Caregiver Stakeholder Workgroup to help spur even better supports for caregivers in Virginia. The Workgroup’s report outlines ten goals and fifteen recommendations to support and grow the capacity of family caregivers to perform critical caregiving tasks.  AARP Virginia is grateful to DARS and the Workgroup members for their invaluable efforts in researching and crafting the report. Click here to see the 2018 Family Caregiving Report.

— Are you a caregiver for family or a friend?  Are you a professional caregiver?  If the answer is YES, then this event is for you. A FREE Caregiver Workshop, Caring for the Caregiver, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on September 14, at Danville Community College, Oliver Hall in the Temple Building.  This Workshop is appropriate for those who care for children or adults with a variety of cognitive or physical disabilities and disorders. Nationally acclaimed AARP speaker and …

— Join  this FREE event on July 12, 2018, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at First Baptist Church on Monument Avenue for a day filled with resources on how to be a savvy and safe senior, living independently. Participants will meet with local officials, learn from experts, attend workshops, visit sponsor and vendor tables, and network with others from across the region and the Commonwealth. They can bring up to 3 bags of documents for shredding to the Robinson Street Parking Lot …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …