— 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 …

— 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.

— Arts Across Generations is a new AARP Blacksburg Chapter initiative. The program will take place June 1, 2018 in conjunction with Blacksburg‚Äôs Art Walk. ¬†The program‚Äôs aim is to solicit, jury, display, and celebrate artworks created my multi-generational artists (e.g., a high school student and a grandparent; local artist and a neighbor enrolled in elementary school). Pairs do not have to be related, but at ¬†least one artist must be a resident of te New River Valley. This initiative enacts …

— Join AARP Virginia for a free screening of Murder on the Orient Express on March 8th at the Regal Valley View Grande Movie Theater in Roanoke.¬† AARP’s¬†Movies for Grownups celebrates and encourages films with unique appeal to audiences with a grownup state of mind‚ÄĒand recognizes the inspiring artists who make them. Movie overview: Everyone has a past. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect.¬†Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Pen√©lope Cruz, Judi …

— AARP is more than just a non-profit organization that promotes advocacy. AARP volunteers actively participate in community events to help others better enhance core attributions such as health care, employment, retirement planning, and even personal goals and concerns. Every organization serves a purpose and behind each purpose lies a goal. In a single event, multiple participants came together to bring forth an underlying basis of all the many opportunities and resources available to the local community of Northern Virginia. As …

— Join hundreds of Virginians as they raise their voices help close the health care coverage gap in the Commonwealth.¬† The Healthcare for All Virginians Coalition will hold a rally for Medicaid expansion Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Bell Tower on Capitol Square. Since 2014, Virginia legislators have rejected the opportunity to provide affordable health insurance to hardworking Virginians. With expanded Medicaid, nearly 400,000 low-income Virginia adults could gain coverage. Most of these individuals …

— This Black History Month, we invite you to join us in the celebration from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.¬† You can get a discount on AARP membership (25 percent off for new or renewing members) and on the online AARP Driver Safety course. You may even be able to get together with friends and neighbors for a free movie screening of The Butler and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Story in Central Virginia. Or you could be one of …

— March 6, 2018 – Schewel Hall, Lynchburg College – 8AM to 3PM Plan to join us for a conference on SCAMS and Financial Exploitation. This event is being offered in an effort to reduce victimization of older adults and provide tips for professionals who work with them.The event is a direct response to an increase in financial exploitation of older adults in southwestern Virginia. Brought to you by the Beard Center on Aging, AARP Virginia¬† and the Senior News Magazine …

—   AARP night at the ballpark in Salem, VA¬† was and exciting event where members and the community were invited to a picnic as they watched the Salem Red Sox face the Lynchburg Hillcats.¬† At the game AARP Virginia highlighted the important topic of Maintaining Brain Health as we age. AARP members and their families who attended the game were invited to stop by the pavilion for free hot dogs and hamburgers and to participate in fun activities taking place.

— Life has hardly slowed down for Jerry Soble after starting his retired life 13 years ago. Soble has always had an active mind. As a young man he attended the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) before ultimately opting to volunteer for the military, serving in the US Army. After discharge he began working in the insurance industry. Several years later, a friend presented him with an opportunity to move into the furniture business, where he worked for many …

— 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 …