More than 40 migrant groups have settled in the Roanoke area in recent years and are receiving assistance from a variety of local community organizations.
In August 1861, Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina and their four children moved into a house in downtown Richmond that would be known as the Confederate White House. It was the Confederacy’s second executive mansion, preceded by a house in Mobile, Ala., where the Southern states had their first capital.
Available, affordable housing is a key component of a community’s livability and quality of life. This is especially true for people age 50+, the vast majority of whom want to stay in their homes as they age. For them, a variety of housing options is essential.
AARP has joined hands with Mount Vernon at Home to help make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Mount Vernon at Home is a local nonprofit organization providing community and essential services, assisting older adults to remain in the home and community they love.
Virginia’s Jamestown Settlement was established in 1607 by an initial group of 104 English men and boys. It is often believed that the first group of women arrived at the colony in 1619, but, as participants learned in a recent presentation, this isn’t exactly true. Mark Summers, public historian for the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeology Project, shared the fascinating history of women in early Jamestown in an edition of AARP Virginia’s Virginia Treasures Series.
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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