Every day, more than 1 million Virginians care for older parents, spouses, and adult children with disabilities, helping with everything from driving to the doctor’s office or getting groceries to balancing checkbooks and helping with medical care.
Family caregiving can be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. That’s why AARP Virginia is fighting for common-sense solutions, like the Virginia Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit. The credit would provide some financial relief to family caregivers, making their big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Family caregivers can help in the effort by sharing their stories of love, dedication, and perseverance at a series of listening sessions across Virginia in April and May. Local legislators have been invited to the forums, and the caregivers’ input will help shape how AARP Virginia advocates for them at the General Assembly.
Family caregivers are encouraged to participate so that AARP Virginia can make sure that our elected officials find ways to support family caregivers in our state. All of the events are free, but registration is encouraged.
April 4 – Ashland: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Ashland Theatre, 205 England St., Ashland, VA 23005. This session will include the free screening of a popular current film that focuses on the challenges of caregiving from the viewpoint of family caregivers. The movie is Rated R for language, including a brief sexual reference. Audio assistance is unavailable for this screening. Tickets are free but registration is required. To R.S.V.P, call 1-844-418-2281 or visit https://aarp.info/WTH_Ashland.
April 25 – Roanoke: 10:30 a.m., South County Library Auditorium, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018. To register, call 1-877-926-8300 or visit https://aarp.cvent.com/CaregiverListeningRoanoke425.
May 7 – Montclair: 1-3 p.m., Montclair Community Room, Montclair Community Library, 5049 Waterway Drive, Montclair, Virginia 22025. Register by calling 1-877-926-8300, or online at https://aarp.cvent.com/Montclair0507
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.
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 www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.