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AARP Georgia Announces Introduction of Adult Guardianship Legislation

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Today, Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Josh McKoon (R-29) introduced the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) which would make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. SB207 would allow Georgia courts to recognize adult guardianship orders from other states, and, similarly, other states that have passed the uniform act may recognize Georgia court orders. UAGPPJA also creates a clear process for determining which state has jurisdiction and outlines procedures for transferring a …

Atlantans to Talk About Making Their Communities More Age-Friendly

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia hopes to grow relevance by giving voice to Atlantans about what they want to see in their community. Many of us want to age where we live so AARP is hosting a public discussion which will take place on Saturday, March 28, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, 3626 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta. Lunch will be provided as a part of your reservation for the event. This important discussion will provide: • An overview of livable Age-Friendly …

AARP Georgia Partners with White County Chamber to Prevent Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. AARP Georgia and the White County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer an educational session on Tuesday, March 17, 8:30-10am at the Roy Ash Jr. Community Room (behind United Community Bank), 89 East Jarrard Street, Cleveland, GA 30528. Breakfast will be provided and advance registration is required. The cost is $5 for Chamber Members and $10 for Non-Members. Experts from the Federal Trade Commission and Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection will discuss …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

Economic Empowerment: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial, who last year hosted a conference themed, “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”, often stresses the need for poor people to have jobs as a key to economic empowerment and civil rights. Marcia Griffin, founder of Homefree USA, says home ownership is crucial to economic empowerment since “96 percent of African-American wealth is in our homes.” Michael Grant, president/CEO of the National Bankers Association, says the key to economic empowerment in the Black community is …

Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Beginning In February 2014

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “AARP Georgia continues to seek out positive opportunities to help those 50+ by offering free, …