— Citizens of the Old Dominion who are over 65 or disabled don’t even need to get out of their cars to cast a ballot in this year’s contests. A state law requires that all polling places be accessible to eligible voters, and that includes curbside voting for those who are 65-plus or who have a physical disability. Register to vote by Monday, Oct. 15. If voting in person, bring a photo ID, such as a Virginia driver’s license, United States …

— 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 …

— Roanoke Chapters Remain Involved Roanoke’s Southwest AARP Chapter #4652 has set as a goal for 2018-19, to grow its membership.  In order to attract new members and encourage former members to rejoin it is focusing on presenting informative and engaging programs.  In September, its program was presented by Ruth Anne Parsons, Administrator of the Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley, a day care center that offers care to physical, medical and mental dimensions of care while providing family support and …

— Help ensure the City of Roanoke remains an Age-Friendly City! In December 2017, the City of Roanoke became part of a global network of communities committed to providing older residents the opportunity to live rewarding, productive, and safe lives by earning AARP’s Age-Friendly City designation. The accomplishment recognizes the City as a well-designed, livable community promoting health and sustaining economic growth, resulting in happier, healthier residents of all ages. As the U.S. population ages and people stay healthy and active …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers Restaurant is …

— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …

— In closely watched race, Democratic candidate has the preference of key voter group. AARP Virginia released a poll Tuesday, October 9, 2018, taken of voters ages 50 and older in the state’s 10th Congressional District (CD-10), which is one of the most heavily scrutinized races in the country. The survey found that this group of voters will make their election choices driven by concerns about health care costs and financial security, as well as by a strong sense of unhappiness …

— Alexandria county has announced the availability of a number of affordable one-level condos designed for older adults. The condos are located in a new 55+ community called Crest of Alexandria on Telegraph Road between Kingstowne and Fort Belvoir and close to shopping and other amenities. Find more information, email Santiago.Sanchez@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-5165, TTY 711. You can also listen to two county housing officials discuss the program on this latest edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast: Affordable Homes for Older Adults, Alexandria

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

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

— Join us for lunch and hear from medical and community professionals on a wide range of topics that help you stay informed and active.  ACTIVE meets every last Wednesday of the month from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Engh Conference Center of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic is the name of the monthly active adults’ community group co-sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and AARP Virginia. Last Wednesday of each month 12 noon – …

— While the residents of coastal areas in eastern Virginia evacuated as Hurricane Florence approached, and were able to go back home on Friday, it might not be the end of Virginians fleeing the storm. The hurricane will dump rain in the double-digits over southwestern Virginia as it makes its path west and north.  That means rivers and streams could spill over their banks, and the saturated ground could prevent drainage, making for a dangerous brew of floodwaters far from the …