— 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 …

Soupforseniors

— AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 50,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,500 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …

— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on Monday, April 30, 2018. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) are pleased to present the 50+ Employment Expo to provide opportunities for employees and employers to network and learn about the opportunities available to them. There will be dozens of recruiters on site offering a wide …

— Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a speakers series event on how to find employment and volunteer opportunities this February. Interested in learning about employment opportunities available to seniors? Looking for volunteer opportunities and a way to give back to the community? Join SSA on at Beatley Central Library on February 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to hear from local experts on how to find and secure employment and volunteer opportunities as a senior. Presenters will include representatives …

— By Sue Lindsey Joyce Williams did not expect her experience as an educator to lead to helping feed older residents in need during winter, but that’s exactly what happened. A retired principal of William Byrd Middle School in Roanoke County, Williams, 71, began to volunteer with a program called Soup for Seniors a few years ago and was quickly put on the planning committee. The 11-year-old program, which has strong community support, last year served 525 Meals on Wheels clients …

— By Gil Klein Earl Ragland, 65, a retired railroad worker in Richmond, said he depended on his wife to organize the budget, pay bills and manage the household. When she died two years ago, he was at a loss for what to do. A local support agency, Senior Connections, used No Wrong Door, an innovative referral system, to get Ragland enrolled with organizations that helped him set up a budget, pay his bills, and get assistance for food and utilities. …

— Have you ever wondered where your favorite pinball games from our youth have gone? Or considered whether those machines (some of which are 50 years old or older) could still be bringing enjoyment to others? At Roanoke’s Pinball Museum, you can see how more than 60 of these machines have been reconditioned and are ready for play on a daily basis. At AARP, we too believe that age is just a number and that vintage items can often contain the …

— AARP Virginia is partnering with the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and Manumission Tours to present a very special community conversation and ‘Genealogy 101.” After the workshop and light refreshments, we will take a 9 block historical walking tour and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s historical sites.     An introduction to Genealogy Saturday, October 28, 2017;  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Charles Houston Recreation Center – 901 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Registration is required for this free …

— For over half a century, AARP has been the nation’s leading social change organization defending, representing, and advancing the needs and wants of people 50-plus. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age and we envision a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams. We may be able to assist you by providing a speaker for your next event; this is a free community service …

— The Peninsula Agency on Aging and AARP Present the 8th Annual Job Fair in Williamsburg. Join us this Thursday, October 5 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at the Historic Triangle Messmer Community Service Center, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. This event is free and open to the community. Candidates 40 years and older are encouraged to apply, but the focus is on the 50+ population. Companies will be looking to fill full-time and part-time positions. Please come prepared …

—  Join Us for 2017 Senior Law Day!  The seventh annual Senior Law Day will be held on Saturday, October 14, at TC Williams High School auditorium from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. The topic will be “Aging in Alexandria: Planning for Life Transitions.” Local experts will discuss legal and financial considerations related to life transitions, support services and senior residential living options. As we age planning for life transitions can difficult to navigate. Participants will hear from local experts from the Alexandria Bar …