This site is devoted to Blacksburg AARP 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. Karen Roberto, Professor and Director of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech, extends a special invitation to chapter members to attend the Fall Forum for the Center featuring Dr. Laura Sands. The event is scheduled for October 2 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Fralin Auditorium on the Virginia Tech campus. Dr. Sands is professor in the Center for Gerontology and the Department of Human Development and will speak on the topic "Consequences of Insufficient Help in Late Life: Evidence from Medical Claims Data."
Many community-living older adults need help with daily activities such as bathing, eating, dressing, toileting and getting around inside. Findings from research on medical claims will be presented.
Mark your calendars. This is a special opportunity for our chapter.
Health and Wellness Fair 2014
The Blacksburg AARP/VCOM Health and Wellness Fair was successfully conducted on September 17. See poster of the event here. See additional pictures on the Chapter Activities page.
October 21 Public Meeting
Angela Little, Director of RSVP in Christiansburg will speak during the next chapter public meeting on October 21. Don't miss this presentation by one of our community's most effective leaders.
The Chapter Service Award and the Community Spirit Award are given at the holiday luncheon in December. All members of the chapter are invited to submit nominations of members to be considered for this recognition.Contact Doris Abraham for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chapter Nominates Virgil Cook for 2014 State Andrus Award for Community Service
The nomination of Virgil Cook has been submitted to the Virginia state offices of AARP for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service. Virgil's outstanding service to the community is well captured in the nomination form available here.
Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here