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Food insecurity affects many older Virginians. AARP Virginia wants residents to know that assistance is available.
In Virginia, fewer than 55% of residents and nearly 95% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccinations, rates that have been about the same for the past three months.
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The first annual Black Family Health Expo was held on March 18 at the historic St. Philips Episcopal Church in Richmond.  The event was sponsored by The Links Incorporated, an organization of African American women founded in 1946.  Links members are devoted to strengthening African American communities through fund raising, education, advocacy and volunteering.  It is the largest nationwide organization of Black women in the United States.
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Older Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than older white people to have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, according to a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Bill Passed Senate With Strong Bipartisan Support: 82% of Virginians, Wide Bipartisan Majorities Support Establishment of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board
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“The irony,” said Barry Centini, Ph.D, “is [I am] describing my brain malfunctions using a partially malfunctioning brain.”
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The RAFT Dementia Support Program fulfills a vital community need for individuals with dementia and their caregivers to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations, and to provide comprehensive education and planning to improve caregiver resilience while improving safety and stability in community placement.
Rx Drug Prices are Skyrocketing
State lawmakers are weighing a new tool to curb high drug costs: a review board that would be able to set payment limits for some medications.
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Join AARP Virginia and Insight Memory Care Center in-person in Fairfax, or online on Feb. 22, 2023, as we learn more about the importance of diverse perspectives and participants in Alzheimer’s disease research – and what comes next to foster more inclusive research.
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