— 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 …

— 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 …

— Please Join the AARP Fredericksburg Volunteers on Thursday, September 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Fredericksburg Country Club for a fun evening of fellowship and games on the patio for a Taco Fiesta. The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. Tax and tip are included. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM the evening of September 7.   …

— 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 …

— The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head. This one-hour documentary will bring awareness to the impact of gerrymandering, and explore how Virginia can progress from a system where legislators create their own districts toward a system that makes sense for true representative government. Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries for political gain. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in this practice to distort the …

— AARP Virginia is dedicated to help end the fight against hunger. In order to do this we have dedicated the month of September to focusing on fighting hunger in all areas of Virginia with events all across the state. Northern Virginia AARP Foundation – Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall September 11th and 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Located on the National Mall Join thousands of fellow volunteers working to pack 1.5 million meals for the DC …

— AARP Virginia is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual ‘Art of Aging – Life Begins at 50’ event presented by Partners in Aging, Inc., in Fredericksburg! You may have heard in the media that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day! With that population of seniors growing rapidly, we are all struggling to prepare our communities and ourselves. In addition to coping with the unique needs of seniors, seniors need information about the different services and resources already available …

— Fredericksburg_ AARP Virginia and The Community Wellness Coalition will host a Home Fit Workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Arm of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA.   The purpose of the AARP Home Fit Workshop is to help people find ways to make their homes more livable as they get older. The workshop provides information to participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their …

— 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 …

— AARP Virginia is inviting volunteers from across Fredericksburg and surrounding areas to help spread the holiday spirit by visiting those who might not be able to celebrate. Throughout the holiday season, The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities across Fredericksburg. Volunteers can join an existing visit team, start their own visit team, or register to participate as a group! The Holiday Project is a nationwide nonprofit organization made up of thousands of volunteers …