The programming focus of the chapter for 2015 is LivingWell@50+
The LivingWell@50+ conference conducted September 8, 2015 was a huge success. Next up is the 2016 Health and Wellness Fair. Watch this space for news about this event now in the planning stages.
Watch also for news about AARP Blacksburg chapter continuing involvement in the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech.
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LivingWell@50+ Concept Embraced by The Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech
What once was the underlying concept of the conference conducted in September 2015, now is the programming theme for AARP Blacksburg and will be used to designate certain courses, workshops, lectures, and events in each subsequent catalog of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech. The concept also is the central purpose of the nine-organization planning committee that created the conference.
AARP Blacksburg Chapter members celebrated the 80th birthday of Social Security at the Salem Ballpark on July 27. Burgers and dogs with all the trimmings--and cake--and chocolate chip cookies were supplied with the compliments of AARP Virginia. See picture of chapter members in attendance.
After the party, attended by more than 200 AARP members, the group enjoyed a baseball game between the Salem Red Sox and the Potomac Nationals with the Nationals winning by the score of 7 to 1. AARP State President Robert Blancato threw out the first pitch.
We are trying to make a special effort this year to recruit new members. See a postcard to use in recruiting: Front, Back. Invite your friends to our events. Once they see the good work performed by the chapter we believe that they will be motivated to join. We also are seeking greater diversity in our membership. Help us to achieve this goal.
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