—   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 …

— ARLINGTON – Adult children of aging parents should prepare for their care before a crisis occurs, and they should try to involve the older generation in the decision making. That was the consensus of a panel of experts on Thursday, April 4 at a community forum on Caring for Aging Parents sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation Women’s Health Circle. “I always say ‘We’re just a banana peel away from really having a problem,’” said AARP Virginia state president …

— AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now Are your prescription drug prices outrageously high? Email your story to aarpva@aarp.org RICHMOND — AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, in March. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virginians and all Americans by advocating for a variety …

— ASHLAND_ Every day, more than 1 million Virginians care for older parents, spouses, and adult children with disabilities, helping with everything from driving to the doctor’s office or getting groceries to balancing checkbooks and helping with medical care. AARP is hosting an event focusing on hearing the needs of family caregivers from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Ashland Theatre, 205 England St., Ashland.  This session will include the free screening of a popular current film that focuses …

— DALEVILLE _ Arizona hiker Mike Fagan will take a short break from hiking the Appalachian Trail next week to spend some time with AARP Virginia volunteers and guests.   Fagan, 71, started the trail in Georgia on February 5, and is expected to reach southwest Virginia on March 20.  But when Fagan ends his hike in Maine, he’s not stopping.  He intends to achieve the “Triple Crown” by also completing the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail – …

— Charlottesville, Virginia – AARP Volunteers were awarded for their exemplary efforts at the 2018 All Volunteer Assembly (AVA). Devoted to honoring AARP Virginia’s most dedicated volunteers, this year’s AVA Highlighted individuals committed to community service and helping everyone age with dignity and purpose. The highly distinguished Andrus Award for Volunteer Service – AARP’s most prestigious award — was awarded to Patricia “Pat” Hyer of Blacksburg. Since joining the AARP Blacksburg Chapter over 5 years ago, she has done everything from …

— A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Virginia.  AARP did not authorize the political ad and we did not participate in its production.   AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day.   …

— Debate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat can be viewed across the Commonwealth   RICHMOND_ Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will square off tonight at the People’s Debate, which will be carried in every market in Virginia and streamed online.   Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the debate, with panelists from AARP Virginia, WCVE PBS, and WTVR CBS 6. Media partners for the debate are …

— Debate between Kaine, Stewart on Oct. 2 can be watched acrossVirginia RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia is pleased to announce that Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the October 2 People’s Debate between Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.  The debate will be televised in every television market in Virginia.     “It’s an honor to host these candidates and the panelists at an important moment where control …

— FEMA and Virginia Department of Emergency Management officials to answer questions  RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia, with guests from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, will hold a special telephone town hall on Friday to address Hurricane Florence Recovery and Scams.   AARP Virginia will dial out to about 70,000 households in southwestern and central Virginia at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. In a format similar to a radio call-in show, the agency …

— Peninsula Area on Aging and AARP Virginia present the 9th annual job fair for mature workers  WILLIAMSBURG _ If you’re in the job market and over age 40, sometimes finding work can be a challenge.  That’s why AARP Virginia has teamed up with the Peninsula Agency on Aging to sponsor their 9th annual job fair.   The job fair will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Center, …