— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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. ‚Äď 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 …

— Mature Living, a program that features topics of interest to older adults did segment focusing on age discrimination in employment.¬† Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney with AARP Foundation Litigation, talks about discrimination in employment and the impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act during the past 50 years. The mid-show segment features Kenneth Saunders, Director of Fairfax County‚Äôs Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs sharing tips viewers can use if they feel they are experiencing discrimination in the workplace. …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of¬†Only the Brave¬†starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,¬†Only the Brave¬†is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation.¬†The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for …