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.


Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party Planned

If you prefer to watch the televised event with others, contact Don Creamer at to reserve a seat at his home. The event is sponsored by AARP TAKE A STAND campaign in support of preserving social security for the future. The debate is televised from Longwood University in Farmville, VA at 9:00 - 10:30 pm. Discussion at the watch party begins at 8:30 pm.

Social/Fundraising Event Planned at White Barrel Winery

Here is another first for AARP Blacksburg. We are teaming with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech (LLI) to conduct an event at the White Barrel Winery meant to help us get to know one another better and to raise a little money for special projects and to support LLI. Here is what you need to put on your calendar:

AARP Blacksburg/LLI Social
White Barrel Winery
4025 Childress Road 
Christiansburg, VA 24073
October 27, 4:00-7:00 pm
$25 per person (one glass of wine paired with appetizers)

Go to to see announcement.
To purchase tickets, go to

2016 Health and Wellness Fair Was A Huge Success!

"Health fair draws big crowds," according the Roanoke Times New River Valley on Thursday, September 15. One hundred thirty exhibitors displayed community resources for healthy living in the New River Valley. See the story in the Roanoke Times New River Valley section for more information about this event.

For lots of photos of the event go to:

The Hearing Clinic did a booming business duiring the Health and Wellness Fair.

The October Member Meeting Will Feature CFNRV TimeBank

Ellen Stewart and her colleagues with the Community Foundation TimeBank will present the chapter program on October 18. TimeBank is one of our latest partners and we hope to help them launch their program this fall. Val Coluni of our chapter has been appointed to serve on the TimeBank team to get this program up and running and to maintain a constant liaison with them to insure full participation by our members. A letter of cooperation is available here by our chapter was sent recently intended to help the TimeBank receive a grant from the CFNRV.

Clink here for photo of Ellen (on the right).

Life's Special Moments in Story Form

See Senior Chronicles for examples as told by your friends.

More about these events and activities can be seen on the What's Happening page.

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here

Current: September 2016

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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