— 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 …

— 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 …

— Rocky Mount AARP Chapter: Staying Involved The  Rocky Mount AARP Chapter #0508 has been giving back to their community and providing their members a forum to socialize and get involved for over 50 years. They meet monthly on the second Wednesday. Join them at their Wednesday, December 12th meeting, covering the topic of caregiving from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Essig Recreational Center (295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151).     At their most recent chapter meeting …

— Today is yours for the taking, and AARP chapters are here in your community helping you make the most of it. Join your local AARP chapters at the AARP Western Tidewater Chapter Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at Windsor Town Center, 23361 Courthouse Highway, Windsor, to get to know what they are all about. AARP Virginia is providing a free shred truck that will be on site until 5 p.m. so you can dispose of …

— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— Mail Absentee Ballots Due Tuesday Oct. 30 In-person Absentee Voting Ends November 3 RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces two upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to participate in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election via an absentee ballot.       Voters wishing to mail their absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to request a ballot through their local voter registration office or the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at vote.virginia.gov. The …

— AARP Volunteers On the Move for Voters’ Engagement On a warm October morning, AARP volunteers started setting up the volunteer table for the Henry Street Festival, Roanoke, VA, with pamphlets, flyers and brochures ranging from caregivers info to Medicare and voters registration. Jackie Robinson led the team in organizing the event, getting volunteers and making sure the AARP table was set up prior to the festival. She was not alone, Rev. James Jordan and Doris Durham assisted, and by the time …

— The Franklin County AARP Chapter will feature a guest speaker at their regularly scheduled chapter meeting to be held on November 14th.  The topic of the month will be “Brain Health” and individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend.  The monthly AARP meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Essig Recreational Center at 295 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151. Chapter meetings begin at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm and wrap up …

— 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 …