The programming focus of the chapter for 2015 is LivingWell@50+
The LivingWell@50+ conference is planned for September 8, 2015 at the Inn at Virginia Tech. You may register for the event at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/livingwell. More information is available just to the right.
Read the Senior Chronicles on this site. These are your stories.
The Senior Chronicles are short stories written by people just like you. And you are invited to participate. Go the Senior Chronicles page, read the stories available, and make your contribution. Questions? Write firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Chapter Weather Policy Below
If the Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on the day of a monthly public meeting, the event is cancelled.
If the Montgomery County Public Schools delay school opening for 1-2 hours, the event will be held.
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.
The LivingWell@50+ event will be held September 8, 2015 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.
The conference website now is live at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/livingwell. 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.
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.
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 http://www.vsb.org/site/publications/senior-citizens-handbook.
Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors Available Here