Health & Wellbeing

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Prescription Drugs
Likely voters in Virginia concerned about rising prescription drug prices, support measures to rein them in.
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Five of Virginia's Area Agencies on Aging are offering free rides to get the vaccine.
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The benefits of lifelong learning are many but the most significant is the impact on brain health. Scientific studies have indicated that lifelong learning keeps the senior engaging with stimulating activities that they are interested in.
Galapagos: Where the wild things are
What destinations are on your travel bucket list?  The Great Pyramids of Giza? The Eiffel Tower? The Great Wall of China? Mount Kilimanjaro? Machu Pichu?  We all have our list, some more grand than others. The five hundred people from all across the United States who participated in the virtual visit to the Galapagos Islands were in for a real treat.  On behalf of AARP Virginia, Bonnie Becker, world traveler extraordinaire shared her expertise and travel experience to what is regarded by many as one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the crisis in these facilities continues as deaths and new infections rise in Virginia, among the highest in the nation.
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As the Virginia General Assembly heads into the home stretch of the 2021 session, AARP Virginia continues to fight for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
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Virginia nursing Homes are in crisis; Nearly half of all virus deaths in most recent four-week period were nursing home residents
Advocacy
When the Virginia General Assembly returns to work on Wednesday, AARP volunteers will ask lawmakers for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
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AARP Virginia will host a telephone town hall at 1 p.m., Dec. 1, to discuss brain health and keeping minds fit.
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