— 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 …

— One in four Virginians has missing money. Right now there is over $2 Billion dollars in unclaimed property. This money can come from forgotten accounts, life insurance policies, uncashed payroll or refund checks, unclaimed stocks and dividends or tangible items from safe deposit boxes. The Virginia Department of Treasury wants to return this unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Go to www.vamoneysearch.org for a free search and claim process to find any unclaimed funds that are yours.

— Arts Across Generations is a new AARP Blacksburg Chapter initiative. The program will take place June 1, 2018 in conjunction with Blacksburg’s Art Walk.  The program’s aim is to solicit, jury, display, and celebrate artworks created my multi-generational artists (e.g., a high school student and a grandparent; local artist and a neighbor enrolled in elementary school). Pairs do not have to be related, but at  least one artist must be a resident of te New River Valley. This initiative enacts …

— Spring 2018 Term in Northern Virginia March 26 through May 18. Registration will open Thursday, February 22, but our priority registration ends on Friday, March 2. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a eight-week fall program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. From Latin to archaeology, religion to science, there is a topic to suit every …

— Join hundreds of Virginians as they raise their voices help close the health care coverage gap in the Commonwealth.  The Healthcare for All Virginians Coalition will hold a rally for Medicaid expansion Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Bell Tower on Capitol Square. Since 2014, Virginia legislators have rejected the opportunity to provide affordable health insurance to hardworking Virginians. With expanded Medicaid, nearly 400,000 low-income Virginia adults could gain coverage. Most of these individuals …

— Life has hardly slowed down for Jerry Soble after starting his retired life 13 years ago. Soble has always had an active mind. As a young man he attended the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) before ultimately opting to volunteer for the military, serving in the US Army. After discharge he began working in the insurance industry. Several years later, a friend presented him with an opportunity to move into the furniture business, where he worked for many …

Soupforseniors

— AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 50,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,500 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (McLeanCVA) for lunch at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill on January 29th to enjoy lunch together with other AARP and McLeanCVA members and their guests. Enjoy a 15% discount on the entire check. Full menu ordering is available. There will not be a seminar or program, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun with other members like you in McLean. Come …

—   AARP Virginia had fun on purpose at Almost Christmas, Movies for Grownups screening.  A total of 70 guests shared laughs, popcorn and bottled H2O at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center.  The movie was a chance for AARP members and non-members to enjoy an afternoon free of the holiday shopping frenzy.   This event allowed AARP Southeast Virginia to introduce all the great ways the 50+ plus community can be engaged and empowered through campaigns and events.

— FREE Shredding at Fall Prevention Awareness Seminar in Danville Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. Each individual may bring up to 2 file …

— On November 23-24, 1985, Egyptair Flight 648, bound for Cairo, was taken by three armed hijackers shortly after take-off from Athens.  The terrorists were members of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), a splinter group of the PLO.  There were 89 passengers and 6 crew members on board. 61 people total, including four of the hijackers, were killed in the rescue attempt by Egyptian commandos, making this the bloodiest hijacking in history until the events of 9/11. Kevin Foust, current VA Tech …