—   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 …

— Join AARP for dinner at Shakers Restaurant in Roanoke! We’ve reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant in Roanoke on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, for AARP members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on their entrée. Full menu ordering is available. Meet new people, make new friends, connect with neighbors, and enjoy dinner together! Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There will not be a …

— The University of Lynchburg’s Board Center on Aging will be hosting the 2019 Annual Conference on Aging. The conference, held on June 4 2019, will cover material on aging well in mind, body, and spirit. Author Ron Culberson will participate as a keynote speaker discussing working on achieving goals and enjoying a fulfilling life. The conference will also feature a keynote speech from Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services Commissioner, Kathryn A. Hayfield, providing an overview of programs available …

— Organization Seeks Support for Family Caregiver Tax Credit 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. Family caregiving can be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. That’s why AARP Virginia is fighting for common-sense solutions, like the Virginia Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit. The credit would provide some financial relief to family caregivers, …

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community Village Association (MCVA) for lunch at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill to enjoy lunch together with other AARP and McLeanCVA members and their guests. Enjoy a 15% discount on the entire check. There will be no seminar, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun and socializing with other members like you in McLean. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 11:30 a.m. …

— Are you caring for a relative in your household who has a disability or chronic condition? Learn to apply for up to $400 in reimbursement for respite services. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is offering up to $400 in reimbursement per family for respite services to assist Virginians with disabilities or chronic conditions and the family members who provide their care. Priority will be given to assisting caregivers for loved ones with dementia, as well as, helping …

— AARP Virginia has recognized Governor Ralph Northam and five lawmakers for supporting policies to help Virginians save for retirement and care for loved ones in their homes. Northam (D-Virginia), Senator George L. Barker (D-Alexandria), and Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) were named 2018 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders have advanced policies that support family caregivers, who help care for their parents, spouses and other loved ones. “On behalf of the more …

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— The Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host their 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Banquet on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn (Roanoke), located at 3315 Ordway Drive, N.W. 24017. The banquet speaker will be Ramona Leigh Taylor Esq. the 1985 – 1991 Richmond Chapter SCLC Secretary, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Attorney …

— 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 …

— Osher Life Long Institute (OLLI) Fall 2018 Term in Northern Virginia September 17 – November 9, 2018 Priority Registration will open Tuesday, August 14 at 9:00 through Thursday, August 23 at noon. Registration continues until end of term. 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. There are …

— 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. …