“Leap Day, 2020” was a great day for Richmond women (and a few brave men!) to “leap” into some new health and fitness lifestyles at the TRIVE, Women’s Health & Fitness Expo presented by local CBS affiliate WTVR, Channel 6. Featuring over 100 exhibitors, the six-hour event was held at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the 18th year.
It is tax season, and people are beginning to file their returns. As you gather your paperwork, do you feel like you could use some help? Or maybe you are in a position to assist others with their returns. Either way, there is good news. The AARP Foundation helps provide the means to receive and recruit Tax-Aide services for the community.
AARP Community Ambassador Nancy Crespo moved to Manassas, Virginia, three years ago after a varied career as a biology researcher, science teacher, and high school counselor and administrator. In November 2019 she was one of three volunteers to receive AARP Virginia’s President’s Award for Community Service, which recognized the recipients’ significant contributions to the work of AARP Virginia over the past year. I spoke with Nancy at The Swiss Bakery in Springfield, Virginia. Our conversation has been edited for length.
The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/.
If you are a budding or experienced writer, or like to take photos or videos with your smartphone, we have a volunteer position for you!
Brenda Lee Carswell honed her skills in negotiating and organizing during her 37-year career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Now she uses those skills as an AARP volunteer in Prince William County, Virginia. I spoke with Brenda at Madigan’s Waterfront in Occoquan. Our conversation has been edited for length.
The Bangladesh Association of America, Inc. (BAAI) recently concluded their Annual End of Ramadan Food Drive for the ninth consecutive year. They collected over $7,000.00 and more than 150 pounds of canned and dry food. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, they hosted a handing over ceremony were they donated their food drive collection to The Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO).
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