—   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 us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam. The Presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus …

— Steve Morrison’s Experience as a Caregiver Inspired Him to Make a Difference for Others Former educator Steve Morrison participates on AARP’s federal and state advocacy teams and serves as AARP’s representative for several organizations that help Northern Virginians stay in their homes as long as they wish. I spoke with Steve over lunch at The Swiss Bakery in Springfield, Virginia. First, tell me about yourself. My name is Steve Morrison. I grew up in Missouri and as a kid I …

— Join AARP for dinner at Charley’s Restaurant in Lynchburg We’ve reserved the back room of Charley’s Restaurant in Lynchburg on Tuesday, June 4, 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. – 7:00 p.m the evening of Tuesday, June …

— Join AARP for dinner at City Grille of Manassas! We’ve reserved a section of City Grille of Manassas for AARP members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on their entrée. 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 –8:00 p.m. There will not be a seminar or program, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun …

— “Smart solutions for making your home safe and comfortable.” What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? On February 27, 2019, Jane King a veteran speaker for AARP conducted a Home Fit Workshop for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The Home Fit Workshop provided information to participants on how to …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. The Community Service Committee’s goal for 2019 is to provide numerous opportunities for our members to serve the Fredericksburg community. We have scheduled the following service projects: Assist the Disabled American Veterans’ volunteers …

— AARP Volunteer Lil Keys Reaches Out to Northern Virginia’s Hispanic Community AARP volunteer Lilia (Lil) Keys serves on the AARP Virginia Executive Council; staffs the AARP information table at many events, especially those involving the Hispanic community; and speaks at AARP presentations on various topics, including caregiving and avoiding fraud. To start, tell me a little about yourself. I was born in Mexico, but I grew up in Laredo, Texas, so I’m bicultural and bilingual. My mother was from Mexico …

— If you are an older adult, caregiver, professional, para-professional or student in aging, health or related fields, and if you are interested in health and wellness you should attend. The purpose of the conference is to educate seniors, caregivers, family members, senior service providers, students and the community on healthy aging.   The 23 rd Annual Healthy Aging conference  Keynote speaker is Barbara Hamm-Lee. Barbara Hamm Lee is the Executive Producer and Host of Another View, a weekly call-in talk …

— There are two thousand eight hundred seniors in need throughout the Roanoke Valley that will not go hungry this winter. The annual Soup for Seniors Drive held in February is over a decade old. The Local Office on Aging in partnership with AARP Virginia this year collected over 45,000 items including soups of all kinds, crackers, peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, vegetables, fruit, cereal and other non-perishables to distribute. This drive has become a valley-wide collaborative event with churches, …

— It was a colorful Tet Lunar New Year event at Justice High School in Falls Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019. AARP volunteers arrived early to set up the Information Table, with resource materials on Caregiving, Safe Driving, Tax-Aide, Home Retrofitting, and schedules with upcoming AARP local events. Festival attendees enjoyed The Year of the Pig fans and good luck money envelopes we had on display, as well as entered to win a basket we were raffling. It was inspiring …