AARP Virginia and LLI at VT invite AARP members and the public to attend engaging lectures on a variety of intellectual, cultural, and social topics.
Upon hearing “Mayflower” everyone congers up imagery of the story of the Pilgrims we learned about in school. The Mayflower will forever hold a place in our casual knowledge of history for bringing its passengers to this foreign land seeking a new life.
The pandemic has put in-person events on hold, but the state office is continuing to keep the 50-plus community together by finding creative ways to move activities online.
Caring for a loved one – whether shopping for groceries or providing hands-on medical care – can be more manageable if you develop a team approach and be kind to yourself along the way.
April 23, 2021, the ‘eyes of the world’ again were focused on Moton as history was made again. During a 10-hour virtual celebration, the audience heard from voices around the country. The audience heard conversation segments from civic leaders, museum leaders, educators and those foundational to the birth and growth of Moton Museum over the years.
In his book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell recounts the harrowing tale of these boys, including their escape to freedom. On April 28, 2021, during an Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) virtual lecture, Bell used the saga of the boys as an example to educate listeners about the Reverse Underground Railroad. This OLLI lecture was one of a series of free events presented in collaboration with AARP Virginia and George Mason University.
As part of a collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, AARP Virginia is providing a sampling of online classes on art, literature, history, science and current affairs.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about you taking a moment to say ‘Hold on, this is not legitimate,’ and just hang up,” said Susan Hogan, Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC4 in her keynote address.
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