— 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 …

— It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families. This September join forces with the Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 to help combat hunger by donating a non-perishable food item (No glass containers, please). They will be participating in the AARP Food Drive currently scheduled for September 7, 8, and 29.  They have partnered up with Giant Food Stores, Americorps, Senior Visitors Program, which is affiliated with the Mental Health America of Fredericksburg, and Health Generations Area Agency on …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service Richmond, VA –AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits …

— 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 …

— AARP celebrated their 60 years anniversary at the Lynchburg ballpark on Thursday, July 12th. The Hillcats played the Potomac. AARP staff and volunteers were out there in full force to engage with the game attendees on the importance of voting in this Novembers elections and provided information on brain health. Not everyone is aware of brain health or the need for concern over it.  Jerry Padgett, a Lynchburg native who works in the mental health field, knows about the importance …

— On Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Roanoke, Virginia the Virginia Museum of Transportation in held its annual Grandparents’ Day.  Hundreds of visitors including grandparents, grandchildren and others of all ages were welcomed to this event that was designed to educate and entertain, as well as encourage the creation of memories that will last a lifetime. Sponsored in part by AARP Virginia, the day at the museum included free ice cream and face painting for kids of all ages, a petting …

— Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is recruiting Lobby Services Volunteers.  Responsibilities for this position include greeting the visitor and guest coming into the hospital, answering any questions they may have and escorting them to their destinations within the hospital if necessary.  This position makes the volunteer the first person someone sees when entering the hospital. The volunteer must be attentive, helpful and pleasant at all times.  Volunteers work flexible hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. If interested, …

— The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. is holding a Volunteer Open House on July 24, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm. This is an opportunity to meet with other volunteers and staff, and learn more about becoming a part of the team. Volunteers are the heartbeat of any non-profit and help make the Virginia Museum of Transportation a success. If you have a love for transportation and want to give back to the community, this is the place! We are looking for volunteers in …

— Mother Nature was good to this AARP volunteer team on their first annual “Day of Service” at the Paul Stefan Foundation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. It was a memorable day. Many thanks to Joan Albertella, Barb Ehlen, Judy Eiben, Gail Stoner, Bill Ruark and especially Mr. Reliable John Trach, who devoted two of his days to this project. The team did a masterful job of pulling weeds, planting flowers, tomato plants and cleaning up the area. Randy A. James, …

— 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 FraudWatch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Frank Abagnale event on July 28th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— The Roanoke Community Ambassador Leadership Team met on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Local Office on Aging.  The group shared personal experiences such as a planned mission trip, recent certification in Career Facilitation, experiences volunteering in helping with SOL school testing supervision, as well as facilitating and participating in a 6 weeks Chronic Disease Self-management Workshop. Members of the group also reported recent successes that included the Movies for Grownups Series, the Walking Group, the Salem Senior Fun and …