AARP Georgia

Kevin Doyle


Kevin Doyle is communications director for AARP Georgia and managing editor of the AARP Georgia website. AARP Georgia serves more than 960,000 Georgia members of AARP from offices at 999 Peachtree St., NE, Suite 1110, Atlanta, GA 30309. Business hours are 8:30 - 5:00 Monday through Friday. Call us at 866-295-7281 or email us at

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NASCAR star driver Jeff Gordon to help fight hunger in Georgia

Posted on 08/20/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion driver Jeff Gordon will visit the Athens Community Council on Aging on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA), part of the nationwide Campus Kitchens network that rescues excess food to provide healthy meals to older adults in need. Gordon drives the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, sponsored by AARP Foundation as part of its commitment to draw …

Tucker Civic group, AARP host ‘Caring for the Long Term’ on Sept. 19

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Chances are that everyone will either provide long-term care to a loved one at some point or receive that care. When that happens, will you know what to do or how to find the resources you need? The Tucker Civic Association and AARP Georgia will join forces on Sept. 19 to present “Caring for the Long Term.” The program will be offered at the Main Street Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Tucker, 2367 Main Street, from 6:30 p.m. …

Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo, comes to Georgia

Posted on 08/5/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo, is in our backyard this year! Atlanta will host the event Oct. 3-5, and you’ve got so many great reasons to register: world-class entertainers, dynamic speakers, lifestyle and learning sessions and a jam-packed exhibit floor. Along with all that will go on in the Georgia World Congress Center, join us on Thursday, Oct. 3rd as we head out into the community for the 2013 Life@50+ Day of Service and a wide range of volunteer …

AARP calls for commonsense Medicare solutions, not cuts to benefits

Posted on 07/30/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

AARP has released the first in a “commonsense solutions” series of new videos on the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing Medicare into law on July 30, 1965. Nearly 97 percent of older Georgia seniors, or 1,005,541, were enrolled in Medicare in 2011.Georgia’s Medicare beneficiaries spent on average, nonetheless, an estimated $5,500 on out-of-pocket health care costs in 2011. Yet some in Washington want to cut benefits. In a series of new videos debuting today, AARP argues that commonsense …

AARP Georgia watching new Georgia Power rate case

Posted on 07/2/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Georgia Power customers, please stand by. Your electric power bill may be going up. Again. Georgia Power has asked the Georgia Public Service Commission for approval to increase the amount its residential and business customers pay by 6.1 percent, or $482 million, over the next three years. In addition, the utility wants to raise its set rate of return on equity, or profit, from 11.15 percent to 11.5 percent. The utility is expected to hold hearings later this year on …

AARP Georgia visits Capitol Hill to urge Congress to protect Social Security, Medicare

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Macon-area resident and AARP Georgia Executive Council Member Myrtle Habersham visited Capitol Hill Tuesday, June 12, to express opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposal to cut Social Security benefits.  She also pressed for “responsible solutions” to strengthen Medicare. Habersham was joined by AARP Georgia State Director Greg Tanner. They met with five members of the Georgia Congressional delegation and/or their staffs: U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, and U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, John Lewis and Tom Price. Habersham and …