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.

See Senior Chronicles for a new story by John Hillison

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.

Federal Advocacy Team at Work

See Legislative/Advocacy page for and August 2015 report.

Social Security is 80 Years Old

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.

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: 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.

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here

Current: November 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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