Documentary Showcases Senior Hunger

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       Join us for live viewings in Macon and Chamblee of Senior Hunger in Georgia, a 30-minute, made-for-TV documentary detailing the plight of the hungry. Told in a series of short interviews, a mix of aid recipients, SNAP coordinators, government officials and food bank operators outline the severity and persistence of the problem, which remains unabated even as the economy slowly recovers, and covers what’s being done to assist.        “Hunger remains a major problem in Georgia, especially for older …

AARP Gives Regulators 2,750 Signatures Opposing Georgia Power rate request

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AARP Georgia today presented petitions with more than 2,750 signatures to the Georgia Public Service Commission, telling the commissioners that they oppose Georgia Power’s request to raise their rates for the fourth time in four years. Georgia Power recently reduced their rate request from more than a cumulative $1 billion over three years to approximately half that. In addition, they said they were willing to have their allowed profit trimmed from 11.15% to 10.95%. Still, AARP Georgia says it is …

Raise Your Voice So They Don’t Raise Your Rates

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              Keep it up!  Your complaints have caused Georgia Power to reduce its most recent rate hike request by 40%.  But the resulting 3 year rate increase would still increase average bills each year for the next three years. And Georgia Power’s allowed profit would still be higher than the national average for utilities   There is still more to cut, and AARP needs your help.           While thousands of Georgians are still struggling to recover from the recession, Georgia …

Volunteer Gary Cecil Awarded Prestigious Andrus Award

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Gary Cecil has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Georgia selected Gary Cecil for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers. Gary Cecil has donated more than 1,000 hours to AARP Georgia community events, leading others through his unfailing dedication to improving life for those over 50. His …