—   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 …

— 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 …

— We’ve reserved the private dining room of Charley’s for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. 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. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Charley’s Restaurant 707 Graves Mill Road Lynchburg, Virginia 24502.  Registration is kindly requested. Please RSVP online or …

— 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 …

— AARP Volunteer Jane King Spearheads Alexandria’s Plan for ‘Age-Friendly Community’ AARP volunteer Jane King was recently honored by the City of Alexandria, Virginia, as one of seven “2019 Living Legends” who have improved the quality of life in the community. Jane was recognized for leading the development and creation of the Alexandria Strategic Plan on Aging, which addresses the need for affordable housing, accessible transportation, and workforce development for those over 50 years of age. Her leadership roles with At Home …

— Getting to know how your Medicare works is an important step in planning for your future. No matter where you’re headed in life, Medicare will be part of it, helping to protect your health and wallet. On January 24, 2019, Ridge Multop AARP volunteer gave an informative presentation helping the attendees from Falls Church Senior Center sponsored by Mary R. Styles Library get to know their Medicare, so they could get the most out of their coverage.  The presentation entitled: …

— 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 …

— MVLE’s Volunteer Program provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in your community. The talents, skills and interests of volunteers play a valuable role in providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to build their skills and further engage with their community. Volunteers at MVLE provide a variety of services, either on a recurring basis or for a specific one-time event. We are always open to customizing a volunteer experience based on your unique …

— WHY: Millions of seniors in our nation live at or below the poverty line. Help provide a hot meal on a cold day and remind thousands of seniors in need that the community has not forgotten them. HOW IT WORKS: Collect soup through your church or organization. During the week of February 4–8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., take the collection to a drop off site in your area.     MAIN DROP OFF SITE: Church of St. Peter …

— 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 …

— Northern Virginia is home to scores of active and involved AARP volunteers. This month I spoke with volunteer Suba Saty, who immigrated to the United States from India as a child and spent more than 30 years with the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2014. We met on a weekday afternoon at Peet’s Coffee in Springfield, Virginia; our conversation has been edited for length. To start off, tell me a bit about yourself. You want me to give you …