—   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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— ARLINGTON – Adult children of aging parents should prepare for their care before a crisis occurs, and they should try to involve the older generation in the decision making. That was the consensus of a panel of experts on Thursday, April 4 at a community forum on Caring for Aging Parents sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation Women’s Health Circle. “I always say ‘We’re just a banana peel away from really having a problem,’” said AARP Virginia state president …

— By Sue Lindsey Carol Downs treasures her collection of pottery. But at age 80, she knows that the day is coming when she will have to part with it. “My daughter recently said to me, ‘Mom, when you move out of this house, I don’t want any of your pottery. I know you love it, but it doesn’t mean the same thing to me,’ ” said Downs, of Alexandria, AARP Virginia’s volunteer president. It’s a theme older people hear from adult …

— ASHLAND_ 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 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Ashland Theatre, 205 England St., Ashland.  This session will include the free screening of a popular current film that focuses …

— Caring for a loved one? Have caregiving challenges and questions? AARP Virginia is sponsoring Navigating the Caregiving Journey conference in Woodbridge on April 13. This annual event connects family caregivers with support and solutions; empowers family caregivers with insights and information; and educates and informs family caregivers with engaging and enlightening presentations. . The goal of the conference is to connect you with support and solutions; empower you with insights and information, and educate you with engaging and enlightening presentations. …

—                   Which is the face of a caregiver? Choose any one or more. Which did you choose? Sylvia? Elaine? Stacey? Joyce? Jeremy? Connie? or Katie? All of these attended a workshop in late January sponsored by the Roanoke area Local Office on Aging and facilitated by Russell Schiavone, an AARP VA Community Ambassador and one of our “go to” presenters of the Prepare to Care seminar. If you chose one or all …

— AARP Volunteer Lil Keys Reaches Out to Northern Virginia’s Hispanic Community AARP volunteer Lilia (Lil) Keys serves on the AARP Virginia Executive Council; staffs the AARP information table at many events, especially those involving the Hispanic community; and speaks at AARP presentations on various topics, including caregiving and avoiding fraud. To start, tell me a little about yourself. I was born in Mexico, but I grew up in Laredo, Texas, so I’m bicultural and bilingual. My mother was from Mexico …

— If you are an older adult, caregiver, professional, para-professional or student in aging, health or related fields, and if you are interested in health and wellness you should attend. The purpose of the conference is to educate seniors, caregivers, family members, senior service providers, students and the community on healthy aging.   The 23 rd Annual Healthy Aging conference  Keynote speaker is Barbara Hamm-Lee. Barbara Hamm Lee is the Executive Producer and Host of Another View, a weekly call-in talk …