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JUN 5, 2023
Scammers are adept at manipulating the latest technological advances to commit their crimes. These days it’s happening in the world of artificial intelligence – commonly known as AI.
JUN 2, 2023
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
DEC 20, 2020
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From practical resources, to fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Virginia. We hope you’ll join us!
MAY 5, 2023
All registered voters may vote absentee by-mail, but you must apply to do so, and a witness signature is required on absentee ballots.
Black History
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, now called "Black Wall Street," was a vibrant and prosperous community. Despite the challenges and racial injustices they faced, residents of this community built a thriving neighborhood filled with successful Black-owned businesses, attorneys, doctors, and real estate agents. Their achievements were nothing short of remarkable and served as a beacon of hope for Black Americans nationwide.
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) says the “explosion of scams” has prompted the state to ramp up its fraud-prevention education efforts.
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The life and service of Carl Maxie Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first Black deep sea diver, was the subject of the latest presentation of Virginia Treasures, sponsored by AARP Virginia. 
“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of those materials.” This well-known denial associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was first popularized during a remarkable Cold War event. 
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The first annual Black Family Health Expo was held on March 18 at the historic St. Philips Episcopal Church in Richmond.  The event was sponsored by The Links Incorporated, an organization of African American women founded in 1946.  Links members are devoted to strengthening African American communities through fund raising, education, advocacy and volunteering.  It is the largest nationwide organization of Black women in the United States.
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For many fraud victims, the financial toll is only part of the story; nearly two in three victims suffer a significant health or emotional impact, according to research by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s a game of momentum—it’s volleyball. 
Twelve States Show an Increase in Death Rates; Virginia Cases Down
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This year Social Security payments are being boosted by the biggest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in more than 40 years, and beneficiaries aren’t the only ones looking to cash in. Social Security impostor scams are among the most reported scams each year and criminals are already seeking to use the COLA boost to their advantage.
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Older Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than older white people to have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, according to a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association.
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