— 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 …

— Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Opportunity The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Program is seeking volunteer advocates in the following jurisdictions; Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. They want volunteers who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators who can: Visit local nursing and assisted living facilities Work to protect resident rights and help resolve problems Dedicate four hours/week for one year Conduct visits between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday Receive ongoing training and support   …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, 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/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Rocky Mount AARP Chapter: Staying Involved The  Rocky Mount AARP Chapter #0508 has been giving back to their community and providing their members a forum to socialize and get involved for over 50 years. They meet monthly on the second Wednesday. Join them at their Wednesday, December 12th meeting, covering the topic of caregiving from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Essig Recreational Center (295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151).     At their most recent chapter meeting …

— 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 …

— AARP Volunteers On the Move for Voters’ Engagement On a warm October morning, AARP volunteers started setting up the volunteer table for the Henry Street Festival, Roanoke, VA, with pamphlets, flyers and brochures ranging from caregivers info to Medicare and voters registration. Jackie Robinson led the team in organizing the event, getting volunteers and making sure the AARP table was set up prior to the festival. She was not alone, Rev. James Jordan and Doris Durham assisted, and by the time …

— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …

— 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 …

— “I learned from the Brain Health presentation not to multi-task.” “I knew the percentages I’ve contributed to Social Security, but I didn’t understand the income limits until today.” “I enjoyed all the interesting people I met.” “I got some useful tips from fellow attendees.” “I’ve just retired and Dr. Cabrera made me think.” “It helps you pause and reflect.” Learning, meeting new people, seeking meaning after retirement. These comments from attendees at AARP’s “Boomers and Beyond Academy” echoed the three …

— It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families. AARP Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 has been hard at work again, but this time volunteering for the 2018 AARP Virginia Community-Wide Food Drive. Chapter members were joined by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and friends on September 7th and September 8th. Pictured in front of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank van at the Giant on 35 Town and Country Drive from left to right are: Matthew Logan, …

— Join us at the Blacksburg Health and Wellness Fair Wednesday, September 19 from noon- 4:00 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.  There will be various vendors and VCOM medical students and faculty at the fair and have the opportunity to get your flu shots, health screenings, exhibits on home improvements and more. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be light refreshments. Health screenings include: Hearing and Vision Test Blood Pressure and Sugar Blood Glucose Test …