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.

Driver Safety Course Offered

Cecil McBride, Board member and chapter driver safety instructor will be teaching a safety class at the Radford Senior Center 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM May 19th and 20th. To register call Audrey Caldwell at 540-731-5517.

May 20 Public Meeting

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the chapter May 20 public meeting at their VCOM II facility in the Corporate Research Center. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a pizza and salad lunch provided by VCOM. The speaker is Dr. Ronna New of Abingdon, VA, a member of the inaugural graduating class of VCOM and a practicing geriatrician and family medicine physician. Her topic is "Preventing Polypharmacy." This topic generally refers to  over medication and the taking of multiple medications simultaneously.

Research Participants Needed

Participants aged 50-75 are needed for a study investigating balance and gait at Virginia Tech. The study will take 1.5-2 hours to complete, and subjects will be paid $20.

If interested, please contact biomechanics.esm@gmail.com. Overweight individuals are especially needed.

Participants should have no musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, balance problems, serious heart conditions, and no major surgery to the spine or lower limbs. I'm looking for both healthy and overweight participants. Also, participants 65 and older will have to complete a medical screening session, and will be compensated an additional $20.

Lobby Day in Richmond

Chapter members attended Lobby Day 2014 in Richmond to help advance Virginia AARP agenda. Some pictures and information are available.

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here

Current: April 2014

Archives of minutes (from January 2014-) are located on the Board of Directors page.

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