— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our …

— Richmond, VA — A diverse group of multidisciplinary college students from across the Commonwealth gathered to address the often overlooked issue of caregiver health and wellness at the 2017 “Caring for the Caregiver Intercollegiate Hack” hosted by VirginiaNavigator’s Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving. According to a National Alliance for Caregiving Study, there are over 65 million family caregivers in the U.S. providing an average of 20-41 hours per week of care to their loved one – and this number …

— Virginia’s Senior Navigator and its Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving created the remarkable, intergenerational “Caring for the Caregiver Hack”, a competition featuring teams from seven Virginia universities and colleges. AARP Virginia sponsored the second year of this event, for which Bob Stephen, AARP Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs, served as a judge. Each university team, over a 24-hour period, created new technology-driven tools for caregivers. The teams were required to demonstrate the tool they had developed, the technology …

— Virginia’s 1.7 million family caregivers got a boost this spring from college students. The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving hosted its inaugural Caring for the Caregiver Hack, March 21-22 in Richmond. Groups of students from seven Virginia colleges and universities competed to produce the best technology to help family caregivers. Each group was led by a mentor and worked collaboratively with caregivers. AARP state director Bill Kallio was a judge. The $5,000 grand prize went to Virginia Tech for …