— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington.¬†We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our …

— Mayor Sherman Lea Receives City‚Äôs Certification, Reflects Focus on Helping Residents of All Ages ¬† ROANOKE _ AARP today presented Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea with the city‚Äôs enrollment certificate in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.   ‚ÄúWe are committed to our senior population and making our community friendly to people of all ages,‚ÄĚ the mayor said.   At an event at Roanoke City Hall with the Local Office on Aging and other city officials, Roanoke became the 202nd city …

— AARP Funds Quick Action Community Project in Farmville to Make Community More Livable AARP Virginia announced that Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity is a winner of the AARP Community Challenge.¬† The challenge aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level by supporting quick action projects by local organizations.   ‚ÄúThanks to the hard work and leadership of Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity, more members of the Charlotte County community will be able to live in …

— You can access the list of Hunger Action Month activities and area food banks by clicking here. If you have any questions about Hunger Action Month or AARP Virginia’s hunger efforts in general, please contact Brian Jacks, Associate State Director – Community Outreach for the Southwest Region, at bjacks@aarp.org or¬†540-266-0562. Thank you for your efforts to make sure no one goes hungry!

—   Alexandria residents are invited to a presentation on creating livable communities, Wednesday, June 21 at Beatley Central Library at 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m, and light refreshments will be served. AARP has helped the state of Virginia provide citizens with livable communities ever since its creation in 1958, and thanks to both AARP and Senior Services of Alexandria, residents¬†will have a chance to offer their ideas and suggestions on …

— By Gil Klein In downtown Alexandria, known as Old Town, pedestrians fill the sidewalks on pleasant days, walking past outdoor cafes and 18th-century buildings with shops and galleries. Joggers and bicyclists enjoy riverside pathways. The city is often touted as a great place to live and work. But is that also true for its older residents? That‚Äôs what longtime AARP volunteer Jane King wants to find out. She helped Alexandria become Virginia‚Äôs first member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly …

— Recognize an exceptional Virginia volunteer! AARP Virginia seeks¬†nominees for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Winner to receive $500 for nonprofit¬†of their choice Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating¬†her or him for the 2017 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, named for AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP‚Äôs most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. …

— What if all homes could be suitable for anyone regardless of a person‚Äôs age or physical ability?¬† What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability could do just that?¬† AARP teamed up with partners: Arlington Neighborhood Village, Arlington Library, and a panel of experts, to bring practical answers to these questions. This workshop, Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living, was attended by over 120 people on April 1, …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Volunteering Open House! AARP Virginia‚Äôs team of Community Ambassadors serves communities throughout the commonwealth in many ways. From representing AARP at various community events to presenting educational programs and workshops throughout the commonwealth, AARP Virginia volunteers are implementing AARP‚Äôs Purpose¬†every day:¬†To empower people to choose how they live as they age.¬† You’ll learn all the different ways you can volunteer with AARP Virginia to help enhance the quality of life for all as we age. …

— 10.7.2016 From Jim Dau, AARP Virginia State Director: AARP Virginia is looking for a leader to serve as its volunteer State President. Bill Lukhard, an emeritus member of the state‚Äôs Executive Council, has very capably been serving as our Acting State President following the departure of previous State President Bob Blancato. In addition to chairing the Executive Council, the State President is the chief volunteer spokesperson and frequently represents AARP Virginia at functions across the state. The State President is …

— AARP Virginia is looking for people¬†who want to make a difference in their community and in our state. We have several opportunities available for you to get involved as an AARP Virginia volunteer in southeast Virginia. Please join us at one of two informative luncheons to learn more about how you can sign up to volunteer. Yorktown Monday, October 17th¬†at 11:30 am Joe & Mimma’s, 5742 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA ¬†23692 Click here to register or call 877-926-8300. Please …