— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community Village Association (MCVA) for lunch at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill to enjoy lunch together with other AARP and McLeanCVA members and their guests. Enjoy a 15% discount on the entire check. There will be no seminar, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun and socializing with other members like you in McLean. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 11:30 a.m. …

—   Are you a Caregiver for family or a friend?  Are you a professional caregiver?  If the answer is YES, then this is for you.  There is a FREE Caregiver Workshop on September 14, from 9:30-2:30 at Danville Community College.  It is appropriate for those who care for children or adults with a variety of  cognitive and physical disabilities and disorders. Nationally acclaimed AARP Speaker and author of Juggling, Life, Work and Caregiving, Amy Goyer will be the keynote speaker.   Goyer …

— Up to 400,000 Virginians who are in the coverage gap will soon have access to affordable health care coverage. Coverage will extend to help people who previously earned too much to qualify for Medicaid but could not afford health insurance, childless, adults, and others. This expansion will also increase jobs in Virginia by about 12,000 positions. The bill will save Virginia approximately $370 million dollars in the next two years alone. The money saved can be put towards mental health …

— The Roanoke AARP VA Leadership Team often works closely in collaboration with the Local Office on Aging.  In June, the LOA had “Let’s Do Lunch”, its annual fundraising event.  Tickets sold covered the cost of the lunch and also funded two Meals on Wheels for needy seniors.  This year there was an all time high of customers who dined on site at North Roanoke Baptist Church.  Entertainment was provided by Jane Powell, a gifted singer and local celebrity.  A total …

— On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Movies for Grownups feature was Lean of Pete. It’s a story of love, loneliness, family and friendship. Scores of people attended the movie showing at Roanoke. Some had attended earlier movies in the series, while dozens were first timers. Joyce Williams, Brian Jacks and Jackie Robinson worked the event. Not pictured was Susan Wilson.   On Thursday, June 18, 2018, The United Way of the Roanoke Valley sponsored its annual Day of Action, which …

— AARP Virginia will celebrate the organization’s Diamond Anniversary on the baseball diamond July 12 when the Hillcats face the Potomac Nationals. To celebrate 60 years of helping people age 50 and older live their best lives, the first 200 AARP members in attendance will receive a free all-you-can-eat buffet in AARP’s 3rd Base Picnic Area and Party Deck. WHAT:  AARP Night at the Ballpark WHERE: Lynchburg Hillcats Stadium, 3180 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24501 WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2018.  The …

— Are you age 55 or older and need help in finding employment?  AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps older jobseekers develop skills that will make them more effective. AARP Foundation SCSEP provides both community service and work-based training.  Working 18 hours a week and earning $7.25 an hour, participants are able to assist non-profits and government entities with day-to-day activities.  You earn money to offset the cost of job hunting (keep the phone turned on, gas in …

—     AARP Foundation has a new program in Richmond, VA for jobseekers age 50 or older.  BACK TO WORK 50+ focuses on providing jobseekers with the skills they need to compete with confidence for full-time, in-demand jobs.  Workshop participants can also apply for a free coaching program offering a variety of benefits including job search guidance, employer connections, computer skills training and more.  Since 2013, thousands of people who have received coaching through BACK TO WORK 50+ have found employment. …

— Join  this FREE event on July 12, 2018, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at First Baptist Church on Monument Avenue for a day filled with resources on how to be a savvy and safe senior, living independently. Participants will meet with local officials, learn from experts, attend workshops, visit sponsor and vendor tables, and network with others from across the region and the Commonwealth. They can bring up to 3 bags of documents for shredding to the Robinson Street Parking Lot …

— 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, …