— Join us on May 17th at 10:30 am at Lynchburg College’s Syndor Hall for “Have a Happier, Healthier Brain” with Dr. Len Lecci, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina and Director of Clinical Services at MARS Memory-Health Network. Dr. Len Lecci is on a mission to help people maintain happy, healthy brains. He believes we need to give the health of our brains as much attention as we give to the health of the rest of our body- regardless …

— Rita Ricks, spiritual and business coach, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, and award-winning entrepreneur and author, presented a program entitled “Speaking to Your Spirit” to members of Fredericksburg AARP Chapter 3396 on April 3, 2018. She encouraged her listeners to renew “the person within” and embrace their G.I.F.T.S. which include being “Grateful” for each day; being “Intentional” by bringing their lives into focus because this is their time, their journey; being “Fearless” by stepping out of their comfort zone; living for …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— AARP members are invited to a free screening of Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes underground poker game before being arrested by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and, inadvertently, the Russian mob. Facing criminal charges, her only ally is her defense lawyer (Idris Elba), who discovers that there’s much more to …

— By Tamara Lytle When Suba Saty was growing up in small towns in Iowa and Tennessee, his was the only family from India, so teachers often asked him to give short speeches about his native country. Saty further developed his speaking talent in the Air Force before he retired as a lieutenant colonel. “It was fun presenting to a group, sharing ideas, connecting with the audience,” he said. Now Saty, 60, of Fairfax Station in Northern Virginia, uses those same …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— Legislators, policy experts, and health care representatives will take questions from the public on the proposal to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program at a series of public forums across the Commonwealth. The community forums — sponsored by AARP Virginia, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and the HAV (Healthcare for All Virginians coalition) — will be held in the Richmond area, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg and Lynchburg over the next two weeks. The Virginia General Assembly will return to Richmond in …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

— Longstanding AARP Community Partner, Bedford Ride, would like your help assisting with the transportation assistance program offered to residents of Bedford County at a low or no cost basis. Bedford Rides assists cancer patients, dialysis patients, veterans, and many more community members who need help getting to their doctor’s appointments. The Bedford Ride Transportation Assist Program was founded in 2001 after two independent studies found that transportation to medical appointments was a huge problem for Bedford. This lack of transportation …

— 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 22nd Annual Healthy Aging conference is free and open to the public. Guest speakers Dr. Ayn Welleford, Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology. Topics will include nutrition for …