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Join AARP Virginia at one of our many virtual events. AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together to bring fun and informative virtual events and activities to you during this time of social distancing. We connect you with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our events are for educational and enjoyment purposes, no products are promoted, and they are free.

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AARP's Movies for Grownups Presents: Team Marco
Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Young Marco is obsessed with playing video games and hardly leaves the house. When his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s go play outside. 'Nonno' introduces him to bocce and to the neighborhood crew of old-school guys who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds connection to other people “in real life” and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals. Register here.

Virtual Trivia: Live Trivia
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
AARP is hosting a fun-filled event of friendly competition, laughter and community! Join us to connect with members and guests across the country as we test our knowledge while learning about how AARP is supporting our members and the 50-plus community. We will be playing Live Trivia, where teams compete against one another on a variety of categories such as pop culture, sports, history and AARP. Register here.

One Day University: The Beatles, The Sixties & Popular Culture
Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Between 1962 and 1970 The Beatles released 22 singles, several EPs and 11 albums featuring folk, rock, country, rockabilly, soul blues, doo-wop, and new genres they invented like psychedelic music and heavy metal. American and English culture of the 1960s is reflected in their music and in the relationship between the two countries. Join Professor Yudkin of Boston University in a celebration of The Beatles impact on popular culture. Register here.

AARP's Movies for Grownups Presents: Sylvie's Love
SPECIAL NIGHT Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m.
In the summer of 1957 aspiring television producer Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) and saxophonist Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) first meet and fall for one another. Time and circumstances pull them apart, but years later they meet again by chance, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Sylvie’s Love combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love. Register here.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar
Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day
Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners! All health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry are encouraged to attend. Trainer: Lindsey Vajpeyi, Insight Memory Care Center. Register here.*

Alzheimer's Community Forum
Thursday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Hear a brief overview on Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community. Registration is requested for this virtual event. Closed captioning available on Zoom.
Please register at 800-272-3900, or email Dan Cronin dacronin@alz.or

Virtual Trivia: Pub Poll
Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
AARP is hosting fun-filled trivia game of friendly competition, laughter and community! Join us to connect with members and guests across the country as we test our knowledge while learning about how AARP is supporting our members and the 50-plus community. We will be playing Pub Poll trivia, where teams are asked to submit their best guess to the top answers for a survey question. Register here.

Gentle Yoga
Saturday, December 12 from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Take a little time for yourself this holiday season! Join a gentle yoga session for caregivers - from a caregiver. All you’ll need is a little space to lay out a mat or towel and an extra blanket or towel available during the session. No experience necessary! Register here.*

Managing Stress at the Holidays
Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Join Insight Memory Care Center to learn practical strategies for stress management and maintaining emotional health during this unique holiday season. Finding ways to care for ourselves during these challenging times will help our overall well-being now - and in the future! Register here.*

Avoiding Coronavirus Frauds & Scams
Monday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Scammers capitalize on fear of the pandemic and try to steal your money or sensitive information, but vigilance is our #1 weapon against fraud. Join an AARP speaker for this virtual program to learn how to protect yourself from scams. Register here.*

Virginia Governor's Conference on Aging: Stress: How We Should Be Understanding and Supporting Our Employees and Caregivers During a Pandemic 
Tuesday, December 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Register here.*

One Day University: Music & The Brain
Wednesday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Prof. Aniruddh Patel of Tufts University and author of Music, Language, and the Brain will discuss a wide variety of research studies bearing on the evolution and biological power of music. These will include studies of how music is processed by other species, and studies of how active engagement with music enhances brain function, including both neurologically normal individuals and those with brain disorders. Register here.

AARP Telephone Town Hall: Coronavirus Crisis
Thursday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m.
Guest speakers will discuss the latest information related to the coronavirus. To join the call, sign up here.

The Girlfriend Talk: Coping with Anxiety
Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Shelley Emling, Editor of The Girlfriend, is interviewing
hypnotherapist Amanda Kerr, who specializes in helping people overcome trauma, PTSD, grief, anxiety, and depression. She will share her passion for hypnotherapy and how she's used it to help people make positive changes in their lives. Stick around after the discussion for a virtual happy hour and a rousing chat with your fellow girlfriends. It’s all happening live on The Girlfriend’s Facebook page.

Daybreaker Live: ‘Tis the Season to Dance!
Saturday, December 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AARP is teaming up with Daybreaker, the global morning dance movement, to celebrate the holiday season. Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to this free virtual event featuring live performances by Dionne Warwick and The O'Jays. We’ll begin with a yoga warm-up (chair modifications available) with Karine Plantadit set to live harp by Lexie Lowell. Grab your ugly holiday sweater and join us; the festive surprises and the social connections you’ll make via the interactive Zoom cam will leave you feeling merry and bright. Register here.*

The Return of Mama's Girls
Sundays, Dec. 20 & Dec. 27
One of the longest touring urban stage plays in the United States, Mama’s Girls, is set to make its transition to a televised online format for AARP Virginia.
Learn more here.

One Day University: The Culinary History of America
Wednesday, December 23 at 5:30 p.m.
We’re eating our way (intellectually) through the culinary history of the United States with award-winning professor Allen Pietrobon. We’ll sample world-famous restaurants of the 1890s, trudge through the Great Depression’s affects on cuisine, witness the radical eating habits wrought by World War II, and push a wonky-wheeled shopping cart through the 1950s “dark ages” of frozen TV dinners and Jell-O salads. What Americans ate over the decades had a major impact on American society, culture, and family time. Register here.

*This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization shall be governed by its privacy policy.

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