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MAY 23, 2023
Vaccination rates nationwide among residents and staff at a standstill.
MAY 17, 2023
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
DEC 20, 2020
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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.
Spring has sprung and with warmer weather comes home repairs. Unfortunately, shady contractors are out there looking homeowners in the market for spring repairs. Contractor fraud and home improvement scams can cost homeowners thousands of dollars and leave them with shoddy workmanship, unfinished projects, or even damage to their homes.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Virginians age 50-plus who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Senior Law Day is on June 3rd: “Expect the Unexpected – When Life Throws You a Curveball”
Kate Kleinart, a widow living near Philadelphia, exercised caution with Facebook friend requests from people she didn’t know. Then she accepted a stranger’s request, and her life changed forever.
Financial fraud, identity theft, romance scams, check washing, tech support, and social media. These were some of the topics addressed recently by a panel of professionals at the 6th Annual Scam Jam, a joint effort by AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force.
Paul Greenwood served as San Diego’s deputy district attorney for 22 years, working mostly on caregiver abuse issues. He now serves as a champion against elder abuse.
From coast-to-coast AARP is working to spread information and knowledge about dangerous scams but sometimes education alone isn’t enough. That’s why we are working in dozens of states to improve fraud protections to help people hang onto their money and increase penalties on the criminals. One issue that AARP is taking on in several state legislatures is residential real estate listing scams.
School is winding down and summer is fast approaching which means the window to relocate is opening. But whether you’re relocating for work, downsizing or sending a child off to college who you hire to help with the moves matters a lot. Cutting corners to save money on your move could lead you right to a criminal scammer.
Family, friends, food and fun were in abundance at Sperryfest, the annual Sperryville street festival held in April.
In their younger days, many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer) individuals came out of the closet to fight against discrimination. As they age, however, they often face a different kind of discrimination as they need medical care, causing some to consider returning to the closet to assure quality of care without prejudice.
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