— 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 …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Art of Aging Expo on October 2, 2018 at the Danville Technology Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of …

— 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 is listed below. Walking for Grownups is free, open to all …

— Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia residents reported 7,656 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission during 2017, yet a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records. . That’s why AARP Virginia is offering free on-site document shredding from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 during a Fraud Watch Network Event. Leading identity theft expert Frank Abagnale will be the keynote speaker for the event …

— Fairfax County recently released a comprehensive guide to homesharing.  Homesharing is an alternative way for people to meet their housing needs that provides numerous benefits to homeowners and renters alike. In simple terms, homesharing is an arrangement by which two or more unrelated people share a dwelling within which each retains a private space. A shared arrangement might involve a homeowner and renter, or two or more people renting a house or apartment together. Home seekers can arrange a regular …

— Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Register today – seating is limited!       Intro to iPad: Beginner Workshop Explore the iPad’s capabilities with new technology users like you! • Texting – Learn the technique, learn the lingo • Photos – Capture the moment and snap a selfie • Apps – What they are, what …

— Join  this FREE event on July 12, 2018, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at First Baptist Church on Monument Avenue for a day filled with resources on how to be a savvy and safe senior, living independently. Participants will meet with local officials, learn from experts, attend workshops, visit sponsor and vendor tables, and network with others from across the region and the Commonwealth. They can bring up to 3 bags of documents for shredding to the Robinson Street Parking Lot …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP FraudWatch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Frank Abagnale event on July 28th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— Alzheimer’s Association presents Let’s Wash Up! The 2nd annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly become less able to take care of themselves. Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. It’s normal to feel some frustration when best efforts to help are not working. Join AARP …

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— Professionals from nonprofit organizations, county government, and faith based organizations are invited to attend, along with family caregivers. This is the required seminar for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification, to qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org. You are also welcome to come for the education only, without seeking certification. The seminar will cover the following modules: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive …