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

Bulletin Board

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Study seeks participants interested in fitness trackers

Have you considered using a fitness tracker? If so, you might be interested in being a participant in our study on the use of fitness trackers.

We are looking for people who are willing to use one of our fitness trackers and the related app on a smartphone for two to three months, and to share their usage, perceptions and feelings about this usage.

Eligible participants must be at least 18 years of age, agree to wear our fitness tracker and use the associated app on their smartphone (iPhone or Android), and answer questions before, during, and after the use of the fitness trackers. The research involves an initial meeting with the researchers, a mid-study online survey, and a final meeting. Meetings are held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The study is strictly confidential and approved the VT Institutional Review Board (17-221).

Participants receive:

$15 for the initial session

$5 for the mid-study survey

$20 for the final session

Those completing all study requirements are entered into a drawing for one of four fitness trackers (one on 10 chances approximately).

If you are interested, please contact us at


AARP Blacksburg chapter will host an Arts Across Generations special event in association with the Blacksburg Arts Walk program scheduled for June 1, 2018. See Members > 2018 Programs for more information.
Chapter Members Receive Awards


Val Colouni’s diligent, informative, and occasionally passionate coverage of national and state policy issues was gratefully recognized by a Chapter Service Award.  He urged action to address possible harm from the Equifax data breach, drew our attention to important state-level deliberations and actions, monitored Supreme Court cases related to gerrymandering and voting rights, and urged us to vote, among other topics during the year.

Terry Wildman completed his second term as President and received a Chapter Service Award to recognize his leadership.  In addition to managing general Chapter business, Terry and his wife, Sue, were generous hosts of two memorable summer picnics at their farm home for all members, and he shared unique memories and perspectives in his monthly newsletter reflections. 

Molly McClintock’s volunteer profile demonstrates just how many worthy community causes benefit from her enthusiastic and effective involvement.  Molly was awarded the Chapter Spirit Award in 2017 to recognize her very significant work with the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership, her contributions to the Lifelong Learning Institute where she is a key member of the Program and Volunteer Committees, and the Christmas Store (among others).  


TimeBank helps connect people to exchange skills and services, using time rather than dollars. When a member provides one hour of service for someone, they earn one Time Credit. They can then spend this Time Credit by receiving an hour of service from someone else. The possibilities for exchange are endless and may include home repair, animal care, yard work, cooking lessons, computer instruction, etc. All services are valued equally, and all members are respected for what they have to offer. It is an old idea made new - the idea that our community is stronger when neighbors make a practice of helping each other.

The NRV TimeBank is excited to be partners with AARP counting many AARP members among their ranks. The membership of the NRV TimeBank has access to a valuable pool of skills and a social network that keeps everyone engaged in the community.

If you would like more information on the mission and activities of the TimeBank or on how to join go to

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An affordable housing project is near completion located on Givens Lane. The project is called Fieldstone and includes 60 affordable senior units. Contact Matthew Clemons, Community Manager, at 540.605.8156 or for details.

Bridge classes for beginners and those who have not played in a while will begin January 17 at the Blacksburg Community Center.  The classes will meet once a week for 90 minutes. The classes will last for 14 weeks and there are an additional 10 workshops that will either be conducted concurrently with the classes or after the 14 sessions. Everything is presented in duplicate bridge format.  After the lessons end,  the participants may move into the novice game held at the Blacksburg Recreation Center every Friday morning sponsored by the American Contract Bridge Association.


See the announcement flyer for more information.