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MAY 4, 2021
The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity was one of 89 national winners of the AARP Community Challenge Grant in 2017, receiving $6,000.
MAY 13, 2021
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
APR 21, 2020
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DEC 20, 2020
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Virginia. We hope you’ll join us!
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When it comes to Medicare, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Join AARP for a free webinar to learn 10 facts about Medicare--from what’s covered and what it costs to how Original Medicare differs from Medicare Advantage.
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April 23, 2021, the ‘eyes of the world’ again were focused on Moton as history was made again. During a 10-hour virtual celebration, the audience heard from voices around the country. The audience heard conversation segments from civic leaders, museum leaders, educators and those foundational to the birth and growth of Moton Museum over the years.
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In his book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell recounts the harrowing tale of these boys, including their escape to freedom. On April 28, 2021, during an Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) virtual lecture, Bell used the saga of the boys as an example to educate listeners about the Reverse Underground Railroad. This OLLI lecture was one of a series of free events presented in collaboration with AARP Virginia and George Mason University.
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As part of a collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, AARP Virginia is providing a sampling of online classes on art, literature, history, science and current affairs. 
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Today, most of us think about Jamestown as the first successful English colony in America, and the fort where its first residents struggled to survive. However, this is just a part of the Jamestown story. This webinar, the third in AARP’s Virginia Treasures Series, examines the events starting in 1619 that brought the first documented Africans to Virginia and marked the beginning of slavery in English North America.
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“At the end of the day, it’s all about you taking a moment to say ‘Hold on, this is not legitimate,’ and just hang up,” said Susan Hogan, Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC4 in her keynote address.
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Your Social Security Statement tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits.  It also provides a record of your earnings history and other valuable information.  And now it’s even better!
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The benefits of lifelong learning are many but the most significant is the impact on brain health. Scientific studies have indicated that lifelong learning keeps the senior engaging with stimulating activities that they are interested in.
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When documents, records and old keepsakes start to pile up, it can be tough to know when it’s time to toss. Join us and Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders for a free webinar all about decluttering.
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