With many aging Americans spending more time in isolation, AARP Virginia is helping locals through the Staying Sharp program.
The AARP Community Challenge program has awarded six grants in Virginia this year for quick-action projects to help communities improve public spaces, transportation and more.
The yearlong pandemic has triggered a big increase in romance scammers who prey on lonely people confined to their homes. Swindlers stalk matchmaking websites and shower their victims with attention and then have a seemingly plausible reason why they need money to make a trip to visit.
State officials, AARP Virginia and other advocates are ramping up efforts to better protect nursing home residents and staff during the coronavirus pandemic and to respond to families worried about their relatives’ safety.
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