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JOIN OUR CHAPTER AT OUR MONTHLY MEETING ON THE THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 9:30 am AT THE LOW CLUBHOUSE.  (June and December are exceptions when we have our picnic and Holiday Programs.)


Those under 50 can join as Associate Members!!



  PRESIDENT                   Larry Eiben                         972-1847

  VICE PRESIDENT         Peggy Powell                   703-622-5401

  SECRETARY                  Lea LeBar                         540-693-7592

  TREASURER                 Dick Durphy                        972-3306

  DIRECTOR                     Karen Kovarik                    972-7866 

  DIRECTOR                     Judy Schrage                       972-4028

  DIRECTOR                     Greg Stoner                     540-388-2540

  DIRECTOR                     Skip Poole                            972-7268

  DIRECTOR                     Pierre Payette                    972-0519               

  (PAST PRESIDENT)      Carolyn Durphy                  972-3306


Program at AARP 5239

Keep Your Brain Healthy – the Word from AARP

 by Madeline Salustri 

AARP Publicity Chair

At the August 19 meeting of AARP 5239
Mike D’Ostilio will coach us on how to keep our senior brains healthy.  Mike retired from the army in 1995 and from the Federal Government in 2015, where he served as the Chief of Investigations, Assistance, and Hot Line Branch for the Army Inspector General Agency.  He was also the Senior Instructor at the Army Inspector General School, where he developed curriculum and monitored instruction.

Mike began working with AARP as a legislative volunteer in 2016 and has participated both at the state and federal level, talking with legislative officials on healthcare and care giving initiatives affecting seniors.  He is also a member of the AARP Virginia Speakers Bureau and has presented such topics as Brain Health, Home Fit, and Making Chapters More Effective.  In 2017 Mike was presented with the AARP Virginia Rookie of the Year Award.

Mike’s presentation, entitled the Five Pillars of Brain Health, stresses the fact that it is never too late to take charge of brain health. Even into old age our brains are constantly changing and making new nerve cells.  We can take care of our brain health and improve our quality of life.  The overall message is to stay mentally, physically and socially active – while paying special attention to a healthy diet, cardiovascular health and stress reduction.

So join us to receive this important message from one of our own, an active AARP volunteer.  Come to the clubhouse Grand Room at 9:30 on Monday, August 19 to nibble breakfast treats and enjoy fellowship.  The meeting begins at 10 am. For further information contact Larry Eiben 540 972 1847.

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