PRINCE WILLIAM _ AARP Virginia will be hosting four of its most popular virtual workshops, especially for residents of Prince William County in September and October.
Workshops focus on caring, preparing a home to age in place, downsizing and decluttering, and how to recycle or dispose of unwanted items.
The workshops are free and will take place online via Zoom. Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link. No product or service will be promoted or sold during any of the sessions.
The workshops offered include:
Prepare to take care: 9:25 a.m. Sept. and 7:29 p.m. Sept.
The caregiving journey can be difficult in a number of ways. At AARP Family Caregiving, we’re here to help caregivers get answers, connect with other family caregivers, and find local resources near them. It doesn’t matter where caregivers are on the family caregiving journey – just starting to anticipate a need, helping coordinate a big move, or caring for a family member full time – have a good setting for a loved one will make the process easier.
During this webinar, we will share a framework to help caregivers make plans for caring for friends, family or loved ones. There will be the opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about available resources.
For more information or to register, visit: aarp.cvent.com/VA2021Care
AARP HomeFit: Modify your home for more safety and comfort: 2:30 p.m. on September 30.
Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that allows you to flourish as your living circumstances change and make life easier for visitors to your home, from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Take this free virtual workshop to find out how simple changes in your home can create an environment where everyone is welcome and everyone can thrive. Find ideas to make your home comfortable so that you can continue to live independently in a safe and healthy home. Also, learn how Project-Mend-A-House, a local non-profit organization, helps low-income residents (primarily seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities) with repairs needed to ensure they can age in home in the comfort of their own. foyer. Register to attend this free workshop and we will mail you a free copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide.
For more information or to register, visit aarp.cvent.com/HF0930.
Declutter your home and manage your waste: 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. on October 13 and 20
Having too much stuff can prevent people from moving or getting home health care. That’s why AARP Virginia offers a special two-part virtual program to help you take control of your business. Join us for a presentation that explores why things are so important to some people and provides practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. In Part Two, we’ll be joined by a representative from the Solid Waste Division of the Prince William County Public Works Department who will share tips on how to safely handle and dispose of common household items.
For more information or to register, visit aarp.cvent.com/declutterpwc.
To find out more about all our virtual offers, visit aarp.org/virtualva.
With nearly one million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people 50 and over and their families in the Commonwealth.
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The AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and over to choose their lifestyle as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families by putting emphasis on health security, financial stability and achievement. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by driving new solutions and enabling carefully selected, high quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source of news and information, AARP produces the nation’s most widely distributed publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.