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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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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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RICHMOND —Governor Ralph Northam used his veto power today to stop three health care measures that would have had a calamitous impact on older and sicker Virginians, a legislative victory for health care consumers in the Commonwealth.
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Maggie always expected to go first. But she didn’t. Her husband of 22 years passed away the day before Easter, in the living room of their home, on a hospice-provided hospital bed, shortly after sharing a beautiful sunrise with her. Maggie was profiled in a Caregiver’s Story (March 6, 2020, Lisa Hoyt) describing her struggles and joys of being a caregiver for Dean for the 15 months prior to his death. She asked for a “follow-up,” in part to gain some closure for herself, but also to serve as a helpful outline for those dealing with the death of a loved one in the COVID-19 era.
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RICHMOND—AARP Virginia is meeting virtually with federal lawmakers to urge more help for older Americans and their families as they face growing health and economic challenges due to the coronavirus crisis. Residents in nursing homes, those who are food-insecure, and people who have lost their jobs are particularly in need.
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On Sunday, April 26th, the Association for the study of African-American Life and History will host a webinar to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the African-American community. The online event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be the first in a series of webinars designed to educate, inform, and develop the Richmond African-American community. Additionally, each webinar will feature hearing experts in the fields of mental health, medicine, human services and more. Keynote speakers for the upcoming webinar include Dr. Dennis C. Parker (Chief Operating Officer of H.O.P.E. Incorporated) and Dr. A’tasha Christian (Community Mental Health Advocate).
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Harmful health care bill discriminates against older, sicker, Virginians
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Organization informs its 1 million members of vote on Senate Bill 861
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Two positive organizations serving older Virginians teamed up on Feb. 26. Sensational Seniors, a ministry of Riverview Baptist Church in Richmond, and AARP Virginia came together at an 11a.m. meeting in the church fellowship hall. They tackled the issue of Fraud and Identity Theft.
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Bill would create a new, less regulated insurance market that could put consumers at risk
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