‘Boomers and Beyond’ Academy Features Workshops on Lifelong Learning, Important Legal Documents, Decluttering, and Bone Health
Exploring new interests and finding the time to pursue old ones, getting legal documents in order, decluttering the home, and improving bone health all help lead to a better lifestyle for older adults. AARP Virginia and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason) provided free workshops on these topics at the “Boomers and Beyond” Academy held on September 14 at OLLI-Mason in Fairfax, Virginia.
Brenda Lee Carswell honed her skills in negotiating and organizing during her 37-year career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Now she uses those skills as an AARP volunteer in Prince William County, Virginia. I spoke with Brenda at Madigan’s Waterfront in Occoquan. Our conversation has been edited for length.
Where could you learn how to avoid scams and frauds, have your personal documents shredded, dispose of unwanted prescription medicines, search for unclaimed money – and get free snacks and lunch?
Northern Virginia is home to scores of active and involved AARP volunteers. This month I spoke with volunteer Suba Saty, who immigrated to the United States from India as a child and spent more than 30 years with the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2014. We met on a weekday afternoon at Peet’s Coffee in Springfield, Virginia; our conversation has been edited for length.
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