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The Gordon Morton Award for Community Service is named for Gordon Morton, who served as the first president of the Kempsville Chapter, and served a four-year term as AARP Director for Virginia before there was a state office or staff in the Commonwealth.
On a recent Saturday in April, AARP Virginia hosted its first Pickleball Social, designed for fun while promoting physical fitness and brain health.
40 players will compete for King and Queen of the Court
Senate Commerce Committee Passes Prescription Drug Affordability Board Bill, Now Moves to Finance Committee
Senate committee to consider companion bill Monday
AARP Virginia advocates will fight for a prescription drug affordability board, ask lawmakers to give family caregivers a tax break and work to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents when legislators come to town on Wednesday.
Virginia’s nursing homes are beset by inadequate staffing levels and mediocre quality, according to a new AARP scorecard on long-term care. Addressing these deficiencies will be a top priority for AARP Virginia during this year’s state legislative session, which gets underway in January.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Support a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to address the skyrocketing costs of life-saving medications.
Over 500 people were in attendance for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's® event in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 28. Participants gathered at the New Town Gazebo (5150 Main Street) ready to advance the fight to end Alzheimer's disease.
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