— 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 …

— There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …

— Join the Blackforest AARP Chapter ! It’s your chance to help make your community an even better place to live, work and play. As a member, you’ll get the chance to engage in many different outreach activities, where you’ll be able to give back, meet new people in the area, and work on issues in your community. You can tap you own potential while helping to improve the community you love. Learn more online.

— Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service   FREDERICKSBURG_ AARP Virginia has presented the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter with the esteemed AARP Chapter Service Award.   Embodying the words of Dr. Andrus, “do what you can, with what you have, where you are today,” the AARP Chapter 3396 Corley/Burt Community Service Committee leads Chapter efforts to identify and respond to essential social needs in their community and provide meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities for Chapter members.   In order to maximize the …

— Virginia Volunteers Honored for Community Service   VIRGINIA BEACH_ AARP Virginia selected the AARP Bayside Chapter in Virginia Beach for the prestigious AARP Chapter Education Award.   This year, the chapter has been donating food items and paper products to Vets House of Virginia Beach. The items are collected from members at monthly meetings and are also distributed to food pantries for 5 local churches in Virginia Beach.   The AARP Bayside Chapter #4798 is a “small chapter of 40 …

— We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama, loyal member of the AARP DC Ward Circle Chapter 2183. He was 96 years-old and is survived by his wife of 51 years, Fumiko, a younger brother, George and sister, Tomi.  Kelly attended the most recent Ward Circle Chapter meeting on June 16. His memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. …

— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP brings real possibilities to your community. Upcoming events in Virginia include: NORTHERN VIRGINIA Keeping the Promise of Social Security and Medicare Thursday, March 6th 10 – 11:00 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo Saturday, March 8th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington Recreation & Cultural Activities for Alexandria’s Seniors …

— AARP Florida Names Land O’ Lakes Chapter to Top Honor Land O’ Lakes, Fla – A Land O’ Lakes’ AARP chapter, Chapter No. 4764, has been chosen as Florida’s AARP Chapter of the Year, AARP Florida announced today. “AARP is grateful for the work of the Land O’Lakes Chapter and all Florida AARP chapters,” said AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson. “ They are great legacies of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and her motto ‘To serve and not …

— A special letter from AARP Chapter 1100 to AARP State President, Terri Potente.  The letter highlights the efforts of the newest AARP chapter,  Parker #5451 helping out Black Forest #1100 after the devastating fires. Terri, Chuck Karlstrum, President of Black Forest AARP Chapter # 1100, and I believe it is appropriate to bring to your attention an exceptional event which has just culminated. It involves AARP Chapter # 5451 in Parker, Colorado. Very soon after the devastating Black Forest fire, …

— As she’d likely be the first to admit, it’s hard to say no to Lois Wells. This tall, striking woman with an inviting smile and welcoming demeanor was the force behind the creation of the Franklin Park Area/Grove Hall Chapter #4685 in Roxbury, one of AARP Massachusetts’ most successful chapters. Seeing a need in her community some 23 years ago, Lois pursued creating the chapter for three years before realizing her dream when the chapter was granted an official charter …