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AARP Virginia hosts online workshops for Prince William County residents

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PRINCE WILLIAM _ AARP Virginia will host four of its most popular virtual workshops especially for residents of Prince William County in September and October.

The workshops focus on caregiving, preparing a home to make it suitable to age in place, downsizing and decluttering, and how to recycle or dispose of unwanted items.

The workshops are free and will be conducted online via Zoom. Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link. No products or services will be promoted or sold during any of the sessions.

The workshops offered include:

Prepare to Care: 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and 7 p.m. Sept. 29

The caregiving journey can be challenging in all kinds of ways. At AARP Family Caregiving, we’re here to help caregivers get answers, connect with other family caregivers, and find local resources close to home. No matter where caregivers are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to loved one will make the process easier.

During this online seminar, we will share a framework to help caregivers make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. There will be the opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about available resources.

For more information or to register, visit: aarp.cvent.com/VA2021Caregiving

AARP HomeFit: Modify Your Home for Safety and Comfort: 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free virtual workshop to find out how simple changes to your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish. Get ideas to make your home comfortable so that you can continue to live independently in a safe and healthy home. Also, learn how Project-Mend-A-House, a local non-profit organization, is helping low-income residents—mostly seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities—with needed home repairs to ensure they can age in place in the comfort of their own home. Register to attend this free workshop and we’ll mail you a free copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide.

For more information or to register, visit aarp.cvent.com/HF0930.


Declutter Your Home and Manage Your Trash: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 20

Having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or getting health care into their homes. That why AARP Virginia is offering a special two-part virtual program to help you get control of your stuff. Join us for a presentation that explores why stuff is so important for some people and provides practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. In part two, we’ll be joined by a representative from the Prince William County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division who will share tips for safely handling and disposing of common household items.

For more information or to register, visit aarp.cvent.com/declutterpwc.

To learn more about all our virtual offerings, visit aarp.org/virtualva.

With nearly 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50+ and their families in the Commonwealth.

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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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