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Joyce E. Williams

Current Role: Bureau Chief, Roanoke
What do older adults want? The answer is simple: “a society in which all people can live with dignity and purpose and fulfill their goals and dreams.” This vision, articulated by Ethel Percy Andrus when she founded AARP in 1958, remains at the core of the organization’s mission: “enabling people to choose how they live as they age.”
On a recent Saturday in April, AARP Virginia hosted its first Pickleball Social, designed for fun while promoting physical fitness and brain health.
Scores of women veterans and military service members gathered in Lynchburg at the seventh annual “Empowering Female Veterans, Wives, Widows & Caregivers Event,” sponsored by AARP Virginia.
AARP Virginia volunteers and AARP chapter members delivered thousands of roses to dozens of care facilities statewide as part of Wish of a Lifetime's Valentine's Day Cupid Crew initiative.
Steve DuVal, a square dance caller in the Lynchburg area, gave Dinner Group attendees a chance to try their hand—or feet—at square dancing.
Give me a home where the buffalo roam – in Virginia?
If consumers were grocery shopping for crackers in early February in the Roanoke area to complement their homemade soup, they may have encountered bare shelves. And for the non-cook, the soup aisle may have been empty as well.
What people wore 300-plus years ago in Virginia tells us a lot about how they lived. But historic sites in the state face a challenging task in accurately depicting the clothing that was used in colonial times.
Lynchburg-area residents and AARP volunteers gathered for an in-person dinner group event for the first time since the pandemic began.
AARP Virginia sponsored celebratory MLK Day luncheon.
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