Blacksburg AARP Chapter #2613
Serving the New River Valley since 1976


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.

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Rally Day 2015

Terry Wildman, Val Coluni, Ben Crawford, and Don Creamer attended the AARP Rally Day in Richmond in support of specific health care legislation. The group visited with Senator Edwards, Delegate Yost, and seven other delegates or their legislative aids. See them with Senator Edwards.
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.

Membership Renewal/Recruitment
If you have not yet renewed your membership dues, now is the time. The application is available on every newsletter and is available on the chapter website: While you are taking care of your own membership renewal, try to recruit others in the community to join us. We have an exciting year planned, designed to benefit you and your community. See a postcard to use in recruiting: Front, Back.
Community-Wide Conference Planned
The chapter has joined with seven other community agencies and is planning a major conference on the topic LivingWell@50+ to be held September 8, 2015 at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Chapter Awards 2014

Take a look at this program announcement. Our chapter again was the recipient of three major awards, two to the Chapter at large Advocacy and Education and one to Virgil Cook who received the Virginia AARP President's Award.
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: February 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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