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AARP members across Virginia join together in local communities through independently incorporated chapters. These chapters offer informational programs, advocacy and service opportunities. You can join an AARP Chapter to meet new people, give back, and have fun. Chapter activities can include meals, cultural outings and trips, and for many, community service is a major priority.  Click here to find a chapter near you! 


Roanoke AARP Chapter #4652 Monthly Meeting

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President Priscilla Casey welcoming the group

Roanoke's AARP Chapter 4652 met for its monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Roanoker Restaurant.  President Priscilla Casey welcomed the group sharing recent successes and future plans of the group.  Bill Horne reported on behalf of the Chapter Board, plans to develop a project directed at benefiting veterans.

Joyce S. Mills, the proprieter of Blue Ridge Travel

The Chapter will be seeking a grant from AARP National to assist in the implementation of the project.  The speaker for the meeting was Joyce S. Mills, proprietor of Blue Ridge Travel who presented a snapshot of travel experiences available to those seeking adventure.


Written by Joyce Williams




Juneteenth Annual Celebration in Roanoke

Participants of the Juneteenth Celebration




On June 9, 2018 members of the Roanoke Eureka and Southwest Chapters volunteered at the Juneteenth annual celebration in Roanoke to share information about AARP's services and activities in the Roanoke Valley.

Juneteenth Welcome Tent

Juneteenth is the annual celebration held nationwide in various communities to celebrate the Emancipation of Slaves.  It was in June of 1865 that word finally reached Galveston, Texas that the War had ended and slaves were freed.  Roanoke's celebration was held in Washington Park on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  It was sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was co-sponsored by AARP and the City of Roanoke.

Written by Joyce Williams

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