—   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 …

— AARP Virginia and the Manassas Mall are teaming up to bring you programs that help you stay informed, energetic, and active! First Wednesday of each month March 6 | Apr 3 | May 1 9:15 a.m. Manassas Mall | Food Court Area 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 All are welcome to arrive as early at 8:00 a.m. to walk with the Manassas Mall Mall Walkers and get your blood pressure checked by Novant Health. The Five Pillars of Brain …

— 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 …

— Join us for lunch and hear from medical and community professionals on a wide range of topics that help you stay informed and active.  ACTIVE meets every last Wednesday of the month from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Engh Conference Center of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic is the name of the monthly active adults’ community group co-sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon at Home, and AARP Virginia. Last Wednesday of each month 12 …

— WHY: Millions of seniors in our nation live at or below the poverty line. Help provide a hot meal on a cold day and remind thousands of seniors in need that the community has not forgotten them. HOW IT WORKS: Collect soup through your church or organization. During the week of February 4–8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., take the collection to a drop off site in your area.     MAIN DROP OFF SITE: Church of St. Peter …

— Are you caring for a relative in your household who has a disability or chronic condition? Learn to apply for up to $400 in reimbursement for respite services. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is offering up to $400 in reimbursement per family for respite services to assist Virginians with disabilities or chronic conditions and the family members who provide their care. Priority will be given to assisting caregivers for loved ones with dementia, as well as, helping …

— Thanks to Medicaid expansion, more Virginians ages 19 to 64 will have access to quality, low-cost health insurance in 2019. Eligibility is based on family size and income: An adult who has an income of less than $16,754 or a family of three with an income of less than $28,677 will qualify. Up to 400,000 people will be able to gain coverage, including 95,000 adults between the ages of 50 and 64. Coverage begins Jan. 1, but applications are accepted …

— It’s that time of year for holiday visits with friends and family.  Research shows staying socially engaged is good for the brain and one of the five pillars of brain health.  Add in the other four recommended by experts and you will have the recipe for a brain healthy party. The next pillar of brain health is Discover: Learn new things. Our brain is stimulated and grows when we learn new things or pursue new interests. Give party guests a …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …