Working off AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins’s book Disrupt Aging, AARP Virginia’s recent program helped participants understand trends in aging and the longevity community, recognize everyone as multi-dimensional individuals, notice the signs of everyday ageism, and identify opportunities to combat ageism and live their best lives.
Financial fraud, identity theft, romance scams, check washing, tech support, and social media. These were some of the topics addressed recently by a panel of professionals at the 6th Annual Scam Jam, a joint effort by AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force.
In their younger days, many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer) individuals came out of the closet to fight against discrimination. As they age, however, they often face a different kind of discrimination as they need medical care, causing some to consider returning to the closet to assure quality of care without prejudice.
On Aug. 25, 1967, in front of a laundromat at a nondescript neighborhood strip mall in the quiet Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington, Va., American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was gunned down.
“We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of those materials.” This well-known denial associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was first popularized during a remarkable Cold War event.