Advocacy

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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AARP Virginia wants the 2023 General Assembly to set minimum staffing standards for nursing home resident care, as the state is one of only 15 with no minimum staffing level requirement.
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Taking care of a loved one takes its toll—emotionally, physically and financially.
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Vaccination and Booster Rates Stall as Flu Season Arrives
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Community members ages 60 and up: the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) invites you to take an important survey.
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Adding to poverty, lack of adequate housing and transportation, and food insecurity, the rural areas of Appalachia face problems with access to adequate and appropriate health care. Efforts to combat those issues were highlighted recently in the continuing series—Livable Appalachia—hosted by AARP Virginia, AARP North Carolina, and AARP Tennessee.
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AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) joined a press call hosted by Invest in America
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Despite the General Assembly’s rejection this year of efforts to set minimum staffing requirements in nursing homes, state Sen. George Barker said such efforts may finally succeed next year.
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Rises in Cases and Deaths in Virginia Show Continued Need for Reform to Protect Residents and Staff
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AARP Urges Legislators to Focus on Nursing Home Safety
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AARP presents 103,486 petitions from Virginians who need lower drug prices.
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