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Virginians have been directed to stay at home until June 10 except to seek medical attention, go to work, care for household members, or to obtain groceries and other necessities.
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
COVID Crisis Continues in Nursing Homes: Virginia Death Rates Reach New Record as Lawmakers Fail to Act
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.
New AARP Analysis Shows Rate of COVID-19 Deaths in Virginia Nursing Homes Has Tripled in Three Months
Virginia nursing Homes are in crisis; Nearly half of all virus deaths in most recent four-week period were nursing home residents
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.
If 2020 taught us anything it’s that scammers follow the headlines. While we’re all relieved to turn the calendar to 2021, the uncertainty that marked the last 12 months isn’t going away any time soon. And scammers thrive on uncertainty.
Since the start of the pandemic, deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes accounted for 32% of all deaths from the virus in the state, while representing only 3.2% of total cases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially dangerous for residents of long-term care facilities, and now AARP Virginia has a seat at the table when it comes to addressing the crisis.
It began as a virtual substitute for their summer picnic, and the card-making project for nursing home residents morphed into bringing cheer to veterans, too. Next up: Christmas cards for lonely seniors. Remote-learning grandkids got in on the action, too!
As Virginia prepares for the coming flu season, hospitals and health care providers and organizations representing state and local government, businesses, educators, and many other stakeholders and communities of interest in the Commonwealth have joined together to issue this statement to promote the importance of getting a flu shot – now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Scammers are always looking to capture people’s personal information, and Social Security numbers are highly valuable.
Nearly half of US adults say they are trying to lose weight, and with many people worried about weight gain while stuck at home during the pandemic, that number may very well rise.