Myrtle Habersham Honored as 2017 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-14T18:46:12+00:00">November 14, 2017</time> by

Executive Council Member and Lead Volunteer for Macon-Bibb Myrtle Habersham received AARP Georgia’s 2017 Andrus Award, named for the founder of AARP Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Affectionately known as the “unofficial mayor of Macon-Bibb,” Myrtle champions for the rights of those who are 50+ wherever she goes. She has been a valued and trusted member of AARP Georgia, and we were thrilled to have her recognized by The Telegraph, Macon-Bibb’s primary daily newspaper for her efforts. Thanks, Myrtle! We appreciate …

Advocacy Volunteer Training Set for Nov. 28 in Atlanta

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-13T15:33:40+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Want to learn more about advocating for your rights under the Gold Dome? AARP Georgia’s Advocacy Team is having a training session that will help you. During the workshop, Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden and the Advocacy Team will review the 2017 legislative session and provide an overview of the 2018 session. “We want our volunteers to leave this training with a good understanding of the upcoming issues and how they can help AARP with its advocacy efforts,” said Sinden. Please …

AARP Launches Operation Protect Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-11T12:32:27+00:00">November 11, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

A recent study showed that military veterans are more likely than other Americans to be the victims of scams. The study, conducted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network, found that more than twice as many veterans as non-veterans lost money to scam artists during the past five years. Some of the scams were aimed specifically at programs and charities geared to veterans. Military veterans are more likely than other Americans to be the victims of scams, a new study shows. The study, …

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Presents Family Caregiver Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-10T15:34:05+00:00">November 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-10T17:06:27+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP Georgia

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

LaVerne Gaither, Profiles of Positive Aging Honoree

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-10T14:47:38+00:00">November 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-10T17:01:35+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP Georgia

The Profile of Positive Aging Awards Gala Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of active and older individuals who continue to live life to the fullest. Three organizations, Leading Age Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center for Positive Aging, created this event, which is intended to “unveil the beautiful truths about aging.” AARP Georgia volunteer LaVerne Gaither was an honoree at this year’s ceremony  held at the Atlanta History Center where the event paid tribute to “Elders who have …

Join us for a preview of the movie, Care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-09T09:00:00+00:00">November 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-08T14:20:57+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by AARP Georgia

Please be our guest for the screening of Care, a movie about the poignant world of in-home elder care, the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders, and the cracks in the US care system. Panel discussion to follow. To register, follow this link: https://aarp.cvent.com/filmscreeningcare2017 WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 WHERE: Phipps Plaza AMC 3500 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Ga. 30326 TIME: doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.                   …

How to check well-being of aging parents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T16:00:00+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-08T13:58:16+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Laura Berrios interview AARP Georgia’s Sr. Program Specialist about how to be mindful of our aging parents. Check out the story here! “If you want to know what’s really going on with your loved ones as they age in place, here are a few places to poke your nose where (your parents think) it doesn’t belong,” writes Berrios.

Teletown Hall on Nov. 9 on Tax Reform

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T13:42:44+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-08T13:45:08+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

You are invited to join AARP President Eric Schneidewind and AARP’s Legislative Policy Director, David Certner, for a one-hour Q&A style conversation about  tax reform and potential bi-partisan legislation on health care from Senators Alexander and Murray.  Most importantly, you are invited to share your questions and comments with these key AARP leaders. When:  Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT noon MT/11 a.m. PT) How:  Dial: 877-209-3531(toll-free and no PIN required) As always, the calls will be …

Meet Mike Weaver, Atlanta’s Purpose Prize Winner

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-06T20:52:54+00:00">November 6, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="http://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Purpose Prize Winner Mike Weaver, founder of Weaver & Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now (WeCCAAN), Atlanta, Ga., is a former college professor who teaches the value of public service by bringing teens and adults together for service-learning trips to communities in need. From cleaning vacant lots to creating community gardens, Weaver and Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now is making a difference in the lives and futures of its participants as well as the recipients of their volunteerism. Weaver is also …

Paint Party for Caregivers Allows for Creative Expression, Relaxation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-03T13:29:01+00:00">November 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-03T13:36:27+00:00">November 3, 2017</time> by AARP Georgia

The Paint Party for Caregivers held Thursday night (Nov. 2) in Augusta was a terrific time for caregivers to connect with others who are in similar situations. By hosting this event, AARP wanted to provide caregivers with an opportunity to use their creative expression to work through the isolation they might feel. Partnering with Foundation for Art & Healing and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, attendees were  channel their energies to creating their own one-of-a-kind painting.  As the event …