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

Community-Wide Conference Planned

The LivingWell@50+ event will be held September 8, 2015 at the Inn at Virginia Tech. 

The conference website now is live at Registration now is available on the site. Remember this: You may register only one person at a time. If you wish to register more than one person refresh your browser after registering each person. Example: (1) register yourself, (2) refresh your browser, (3) register another person. Alternatively, there is a paper registration form on the site that you can print, fill out, and mail to the conference registrar or call Tammy Stevers at 540-231-1779. Registration cost is $30 per person.

View these documents to learn more:

Press Release April 2015

AARP Virginia to Host Candidate Forum in October

See the email message from Peter Goldin for details of this event.

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.

Members Participate in Downtown Blacksburg Summer Solstice 5K Race

L to R: Ben Crawford, Don Creamer, John Hillison, Angela Little, Sharen Hillison, Sally Paulson, Robert Wheeler, Paul Smeal

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.

National AARP Media Campaign Underway
See the announcement and first advertisement. Former President Leslye Bloom will coordinate the chapter's involvement in this very important initiative from National AARP.


Senior Citizens Handbook

Do you have legal questions about social security, pensions, health care, medicaid, medicare, long-term care, assisted living facilities, reverse mortgages, and other similar questions. Check the Senior Citzens Handbook: Laws & Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Virginia. This document is available at

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here

Current: June 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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