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AARP Virginia to host COVID-19 telephone town hall with Governor and state health officials

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RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam, Dr. Laurie Forlano of the Virginia Department of Health, and Dr. Alexis Aplasca of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will answer questions from AARP members during a telephone town hall at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

Forlano is Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the state health department, and Aplasca is Chief Clinical Officer for the state department of behavioral health and developmental services. AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau will serve as moderator of the discussion, and those on the call will be able to ask the officials questions.

AARP Virginia will automatically dial out to 100,000 of its 1 million members in Virginia. Anyone who wishes to participate can sign up to be called at this link, or can call in, toll-free, at 833-380-0646. The event also will be live streamed on the AARP Virginia Facebook page, and a recording of the call will be available on Facebook on Friday, April 24.

With more than 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 or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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