— The Roanoke Community Ambassador Leadership Team met on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Local Office on Aging.  The group shared personal experiences such as a planned mission trip, recent certification in Career Facilitation, experiences volunteering in helping with SOL school testing supervision, as well as facilitating and participating in a 6 weeks Chronic Disease Self-management Workshop. Members of the group also reported recent successes that included the Movies for Grownups Series, the Walking Group, the Salem Senior Fun and …

— Please thank your House of Delegates member TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information. Delegates District Could Gain Coverage* Localities in Delegates’ Districts Voted Yes Voted No Adams, Dawn M. 68 1,400 Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Richmond City X Adams, Leslie R., “Les” 16 3,800 Henry County, Martinsville City, Pittsylvania County X Aird, Lashrecse D. 63 3,700 …

— RICHMOND – AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau today praised members of the Virginia House of Delegates for passing a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion.  The bipartisan effort increases access to health care for 400,000 Virginians, including 95,000 people over 50 who are not yet eligible for Medicare.   “The Virginia House of Delegates helped lead the way on this important move to provide health insurance coverage to more Virginians who need it. Going back to the regular session …

— RICHMOND – AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau today lauded lawmakers for bipartisan efforts to increase access to health care for 400,000 Virginians, including 95,000 people over 50 who are not yet eligible for Medicare.   “On behalf of all Virginians age 50 and older, especially those 95,000 that will now have much-needed access to health coverage, we graciously thank those state senators who worked across the aisle to do the right thing and vote to expand Medicaid in Virginia. …

— Click here to read the letter to legislators LETTER TO LAWMAKERS EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT WORK REQUIREMENT   RICHMOND_ On behalf of more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau urges the General Assembly to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide coverage for more low-income workers, including 95,000 people between the ages of 50 and 64. “AARP Virginia applauds the bipartisan progress of Virginia’s legislators and leaders in their efforts to expand health care coverage …

— AARP’s commitment to volunteer service began with our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP continues to honor her legacy with the AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service. This prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talents, and skills to enrich their communities in ways that reflect AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service. Criteria for the award are: Nominee must be 50 years old or older. Accomplishments, achievements, or service which the nomination is based …

— Over one million Virginians are caring for older parents or loved ones, helping them live independently at home. AARP wants to help, which is why we have teamed up with Mount Vernon at Home and the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter to present a Caregiver College. Over the course of six weeks we’ll discuss legal and financial planning, healthy living, communications, self-care, and much more. Classes will be held at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, located on 1500 Shenandoah …

— AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are coming together with top experts and law enforcement to present a free informational Scam Jam and ShredFest. This event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center, located on 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, 22035. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard earned dollars to fraud schemes. Protect yourself by learning from presenters discussing scams …

— Join AARP Virginia as we have a community conversation celebrating African American history. Speakers include Ron Styles, Michelle Oliver, AARP Community Ambassadors, genealogists, and independent historians. This event takes place on May 23, 2018 at the North Park Library, located on 8508 Franconia Rd, Richmond, VA 23227, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but space is limited. Please register today by calling 1-877-926-83000 or register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/RichmondNorthParkLibraryGenealogy .

— One in four Virginians has missing money. Right now there is over $2 Billion dollars in unclaimed property. This money can come from forgotten accounts, life insurance policies, uncashed payroll or refund checks, unclaimed stocks and dividends or tangible items from safe deposit boxes. The Virginia Department of Treasury wants to return this unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Go to www.vamoneysearch.org for a free search and claim process to find any unclaimed funds that are yours.