AARP Virginia

Making a difference for all Virginians 50+ and their families
OCT 3, 2022
This year, October 12th is National Savings Day. This day serves as an important reminder to plan for your financial future.
SEP 4, 2022
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!
SEP 28, 2022
All registered voters may vote absentee by-mail, but you must apply to do so, and a witness signature is required on absentee ballots.
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The week of October 3 is World Investor Week, a great time to remember that the too-good-to- be-true investment opportunity often is exactly that. Investment scams are among the oldest out there. With lots of people looking for a way to make money on investing, there are at least as many looking to take it away. One area where investment scams have thrived as of late is in cryptocurrency, which has taken a quantum leap recently.
Voting
Do you know where to cast a ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8?
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Staying a step ahead of the scammers is like playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Research shows that people who know about a specific scam are 80% less likely to engage with it, but how can you stay up to speed on all the different threats? One great tool is the AARP Fraud Watch Network’s Watchdog Alert.
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No matter the season, plenty of us are looking to slim down, and scammers hope to pack their pocketbooks while we all try to unpack the pounds. In 2021, according to the Federal Trade Commission, bogus diet products and programs accounted for nearly 30% of all complaints in the category of health care scams.
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Certain scams can come and go but there is one that never seems to fade away – the Social Security impostor scam. According to the AARP Fraud Watch Helpline, Social Security impostor scams were the most frequently reported type of scam in 2021. In fact, according to the Federal Trade Commission, there have been nearly 312,000 reports of Social Security impostors, with overall losses topping $95 million over the past 5 years.
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Celebrating grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in-between.
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When it comes to the labor market, the supply of jobs is outpacing demand but that doesn’t mean that employment scams have gone away. With many workers looking for a side hustle to help make ends meet, there are still enough potential victims to fuel these schemes.
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The rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Virginia are the highest they have been since February 2022.
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Join us for this free come-and go-event to explore skill-building resources, connect with peers, and hear tips from employment experts and thought leaders.
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Adding to poverty, lack of adequate housing and transportation, and food insecurity, the rural areas of Appalachia face problems with access to adequate and appropriate health care. Efforts to combat those issues were highlighted recently in the continuing series—Livable Appalachia—hosted by AARP Virginia, AARP North Carolina, and AARP Tennessee.
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