— 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 …

— AARP Virginia participated in the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Family Caregiver Stakeholder Workgroup to help spur even better supports for caregivers in Virginia. The Workgroup’s report outlines ten goals and fifteen recommendations to support and grow the capacity of family caregivers to perform critical caregiving tasks.  AARP Virginia is grateful to DARS and the Workgroup members for their invaluable efforts in researching and crafting the report. Click here to see the 2018 Family Caregiving Report.

— It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families. This September join forces with the Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 to help combat hunger by donating a non-perishable food item (No glass containers, please). They will be participating in the AARP Food Drive currently scheduled for September 7, 8, and 29.  They have partnered up with Giant Food Stores, Americorps, Senior Visitors Program, which is affiliated with the Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, and Health Generations Area Agency on …

— AARP Movies for Grownups series is showing The Seagull at Regal Valley View Grande Stadium 16 on August 23rd at 1:00 pm. The Seagull is a drama based on the book by Anton Chekhov. It takes place at a Lakeside Estate and features a love triangle between the Diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina. It delves into the obsessive nature of love and the complicated relationships between parents and their children, as well as the over-arching value …

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

— Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia residents reported 7,656 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission during 2017, yet a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records. . That’s why AARP Virginia is offering free on-site document shredding from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 during a Fraud Watch Network Event. Leading identity theft expert Frank Abagnale will be the keynote speaker for the event …

— 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 …

— Communities across Virginia are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Virginia. The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— Fairfax County recently released a comprehensive guide to homesharing.  Homesharing is an alternative way for people to meet their housing needs that provides numerous benefits to homeowners and renters alike. In simple terms, homesharing is an arrangement by which two or more unrelated people share a dwelling within which each retains a private space. A shared arrangement might involve a homeowner and renter, or two or more people renting a house or apartment together. Home seekers can arrange a regular …

— The Fifteenth Annual Health and Wellness Fair in Richmond Thursday, October 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. The AARP Richmond North Chapter is hosting The Fifteenth Health and Wellness Fair this Fall at The G.R.A.C.E Center at Fifth Street Baptist Church. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the G.R.A.C.E. Center of Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1302 Victor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23222 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Doors …

— Join AARP Virginia and other members in Roanoke on Tuesday, August 14 at Shakers Valley View Restaurant and in Lynchburg Tuesday, August 28 at Charley’s Restaurant for an evening of good conversation, laughs, and food.  Space has been reserved for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees, excluding alcoholic beverages.  No products or services will be sold during this event. Dinner Group at Shakers Valley View Restaurant Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 5:30 …