— 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 AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times are listed below. Walking for Grownups is free, open to all …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP Volunteer Says ‘Everyone Can Be Part of the Fraud Watch Network’ Scammers are busy inventing ways to separate you from your money, and constant vigilance is the key to thwarting them. On October 17, 2018, AARP volunteer Suba Saty provided an educational and entertaining look at some of the schemes that target seniors via phone, email, and door-to-door solicitation. He also offered common-sense ways to avoid becoming a victim. Suba’s presentation, “Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft” was …

— The Franklin County AARP Chapter will feature a guest speaker at their regularly scheduled chapter meeting to be held on November 14th.  The topic of the month will be “Brain Health” and individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend.  The monthly AARP meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Essig Recreational Center at 295 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Chapter meetings begin at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm and wrap up …

— Roanoke Chapters Remain Involved Roanoke’s Southwest AARP Chapter #4652 has set as a goal for 2018-19, to grow its membership.  In order to attract new members and encourage former members to rejoin it is focusing on presenting informative and engaging programs.  In September, its program was presented by Ruth Anne Parsons, Administrator of the Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley, a day care center that offers care to physical, medical and mental dimensions of care while providing family support and …