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Learn about AARP

To the editor:

Today is yours for the taking, and AARP chapters are here in your community helping you make the most of it.

Join your local AARP chapters at the AARP Western Tidewater Chapter Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Windsor Town Center, 23361 Courthouse Highway, Windsor, to get to know what they are all about.

A free shred truck will be on site until 5 p.m., so you can dispose of your sensitive documents without risking identity theft. You can also dispose of your unused prescription medication until 4 p.m., thanks to the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Department.

At the expo, your neighbors that are part of Franklin Chapter No. 4851, Suffolk Chapter No. 4030 and Windsor Chapter No. 5309, will showcase the chapters’ work in the community. Learn how the chapters volunteer in the community and partner with other organizations to make our area a better place to live, work and play.

AARP programs Prepare to Care, Fraud Watch Network, and Home Fit will be featured.

AARP Chapters provide a local face — and heart — for AARP. Chapters are an important link between members, communities and AARP programs and services, offering a variety of community service, education, advocacy, leadership and fellowship opportunities.

AARP has 1,100 independently incorporated chapters whose members serve the needs of local communities across the nation. AARP chapters are nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organizations for national AARP members. AARP Chapters have played a unique and vital role in AARP’s success since 1960.

Find a local chapter by using the AARP Chapter Locator online.

To learn more about what AARP Virginia is doing in the community, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

With more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Ginger Thompson

AARP Virginia