— 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 …

— 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, …

— 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 …

— While the brunt of the storm may have missed us, rainy, windy conditions could last several days, causing flooding, downed trees, and power outages.   The threat posed by Hurricane Florence remains extreme, and Virginians should continue to heed the warnings of local officials and emergency personnel. The safety and security of everyone is a top priority for AARP. Resources In Virginia, dial 2-1-1 for disaster-related information and to get help with unmet needs.  Also make sure you have the FEMA …

— In an Era of Continuous Data Breaches, AARP Virginia Seeks to Empower Public with Simple Tips to Protect Sensitive Personal Information As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of Virginia residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Virginia and the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their …

— Virginia voters statewide will hear candidates’ positions on issues important to their families RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia is pleased to announce that Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart have accepted invitations participate at The People’s Debate on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. “It’s important that voters get to hear directly from the candidates to make the best informed decisions on issues that are important to their families,” said Jim Dau, AARP Virginia State Director. …