—   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 Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now Are your prescription drug prices outrageously high? Email your story to aarpva@aarp.org RICHMOND — AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, in March. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virginians and all Americans by advocating for a variety …

— The 2019 Senior Awareness Day will be held on April 30, 2019 from 9:00 to 2:00 at Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  There will be workshops and educational booths, as well as entertainment and food–all free and open to the public with no advance registration required.  The event is sponsored by the Departments of Social Services in Amherst, Appomattox, Lynchburg and Campbell County, and Campbell County Recreation Department. Free Shredding at Senior Awareness Day from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Bring any confidential …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us and enjoy the great spring weather. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy and is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age or level of athletic ability. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings. The detailed schedule including locations and times is listed below. Walking for …

— 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 …

— DALEVILLE _ Arizona hiker Mike Fagan will take a short break from hiking the Appalachian Trail next week to spend some time with AARP Virginia volunteers and guests.   Fagan, 71, started the trail in Georgia on February 5, and is expected to reach southwest Virginia on March 20.  But when Fagan ends his hike in Maine, he’s not stopping.  He intends to achieve the “Triple Crown” by also completing the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail – …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …