AARP Blacksburg Chapter #2613
Serving the New River Valley since 1976


This site is devoted to AARP Blacksburg and its mission "to serve, not to be served." Chapter history, governance, and public service activities are described on this site. Should you wish to join our efforts, an application for membership is included.

Dr. Bill Thomas is Coming to Blacksburg

Dr. Thomas will come to Blacksburg on April 23 and will speak at 10:00 am in the Quillen Auditorium in Goodwin Hall. He will address the question, "What if everything we think we know about aging is wrong?"  Your chapter, in collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech and other organization partners, have arranged for this presentation while he is on his scheduled "Age of Disruption Tour." See for more information about Dr. Thomas's credentials and this year's tour

Health and Wellness Fair 2016

This is the year for the chapter's next Health and Wellness Fair conducted in cooperation with VCOM. Planning is underway led by Jennie Reilly, Angela Little, and Wendy Baldwin. The date is September 14 and the venue is the Christiansburg Recreational Center. Save the date and make your plans to attend. You will not be disappointed.

Chapter Participates in Virginia Tech Health and Wellness Fair


Terry Wildman and Ben Crawford represented AARP Blacksburg chapter at the Virginia Tech Health and Wellness Fair on January 13.

Do You Like Ghost Stories?

See Senior Chronicles for two new stories, both about ghosts. Do you believe?

LivingWell@50+ Conference a Huge Success!

LivingWell@50+ conference was conducted on September 8 with rave reviews. See some images of the event in poster form.

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.

Further information about AARP Blacksburg and Lifelong Learning at Virginia Tech is available here.


Community Non-Profits on Display

AARP Blacksburg and several other non-profit organizations were on display at the Blacksburg Public Library on October 10. Tom and Paula Alston represented the chapter.

Chapter Members on Federal Advocacy Team Visit Reprentative Griffith's Office

Membership Recruitment

We are trying to make a special effort this year to recruit new members. See a postcard to use in recruiting: FrontBack. 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.

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here

Current: December 2015

Recent minutes other than the most current are located on the Governance page. Previous  years minutes are located on the Archives page.

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