— 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 …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

— 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 vision is for a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams, and Purpose is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. We may be able to assist you by providing a speaker for your next event; this is a free community service …

— One in four Virginians has missing money. Right now there is over $2 Billion dollars in unclaimed property. This money can come from forgotten accounts, life insurance policies, uncashed payroll or refund checks, unclaimed stocks and dividends or tangible items from safe deposit boxes. The Virginia Department of Treasury wants to return this unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Go to www.vamoneysearch.org for a free search and claim process to find any unclaimed funds that are yours.

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Volunteering Open House! AARP Virginia’s 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’s 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. …

— According to Adult Protective Services (APS), there were 1,016 substantiated cases of financial exploitation in Virginia in 2015. In APS’ review of 76 sample cases they found an average per case loss of $27,782, meaning Virginia could have lost a total of more than $28 million collectively. For victims the losses are more than just the numbers after the dollar sign. They undergo severe emotional distress, depression, loss of independence, and even a shortened lifespan. Help us take action against …

— By Tamara Lytle Donnie Mills doesn’t want average employees for his shipbuilding business in Suffolk. He wants the best. That’s why he likes a plan called “work and save” that will be proposed during this year’s General Assembly session. It aims to help small businesses like his offer employees payroll deduction plans to save for retirement. “The greatest resource for our industry is human capital,” said Mills, 62, president of Mills Marine & Ship Repair. “There is really a competition …

— Do you own or work for a small business that can’t afford to offer a retirement plan to employees? AARP Virginia is working on legislation that would help small businesses provide retirement plans to their employees.  Similar to 529 college savings plans, the state program would help businesses offer retirement programs to their workers, giving them the ability to save through payroll deduction. If you are a small business owner, or work in a small business, and would like to …

— When the Virginia General Assembly comes to town Jan. 11 for its 2017 session, AARP will be advocating to ensure that more Virginians have access to a retirement account at work. Delegate Luke Torian and Senator Frank Ruff are sponsoring legislation to create a retirement program for workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored plan.  Similar to 401(k) plans, workers would have the option of saving for retirement through payroll deduction. Why Virginians Need Work and Save Social …

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—   You might not be able to teach old dog new tricks but, if you’re a job seeker, you might be surprised what lessons you can learn from a puppy! AARP’s upcoming free webinar “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer,” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owned Jean Baur find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. Everyone who registers and attends the …