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AARP Virginia State President Joyce Williams spoke recently at the 25th Annual Healthy Aging Conference in Williamsburg, where she provided a wide-ranging AARP Update to attendees.
Advocacy was a key focus of the presentation. Williams cited recent wins at the federal level specifically around prescription drug price reform. Williams also shared about state efforts in the 2023 General Assembly to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and establish nursing home staffing standards. She provided information on how individuals can get involved in AARP Virginia's advocacy efforts, and reminded attendees about the importance of voting in the statewide election in November.
Virtual and in person educational, social, and service opportunities were highlighted, along with a challenge to the audience to remain active by doing the things that bring them joy. In keeping with an AARP motto, "To serve, not to be served," those in attendance were invited to join the ranks of AARP Virginia volunteers who strive to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
AARP offers a variety of programs, resources and events to help people age 50 and older achieve their goals and stay connected. Learn more about these tools and information highlighted in the presentation:
- Follow AARP advocacy efforts and take action on important issues like protecting Social Security:
- View upcoming virtual and in-person events and register to attend:
- Explore volunteer opportunities and submit an interest form:
- Check out available workshops and request a speaker to present to your community group:
- Get tips on how to live your healthiest life at 50 and beyond:
- Discover how AARP is helping communities nationwide become livable places for people of all ages: