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We are Hiring

Posted on 06/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

AARP Georgia is hiring for a Senior Program Assistant. Please visit here for more information.   About AARPGA: AARP Georgia continues to bring attention to issues important to our state’s 50-plus population. In 2016, we are making significant contributions to personal fulfillment, financial resilience, health security and community presence, targeting the communities of Atlanta, Augusta, and Macon-Bibb.

Technology Talk on AARP Live 6/16

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

Technology has changed the way we live, learn and work and in the case of telehealth, it’s also saving time and saving lives! Next Show: Thursday, June 16, 2016 10 p.m. ET Telemedicine has improved access to quality health care across the most rural and isolated parts of America.  On this month’s AARP Live, we’ll take a look inside one of these eHealth systems and learn why it pays to be tech savvy. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl and …

Watch a Free Screening of Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Posted on 06/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

You are invited to watch a free screening of Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, sponsored by AARP Georgia and Out On Film as a part of AARP Movies for Grownups. Movie Description: Shortly after Edie and Thea meet in in the early 1960s, they become “engaged”, though the idea of marriage for gay and lesbian couples was unthinkable at the time and would not come to pass for another four decades. Registration is required: visit the site below to register …

Call to Action: Ask the Washington Post to Include Social Security in its 2016 Voter Guide

Posted on 06/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

Social Security is becoming even more important in Georgia and throughout the country. Over 1.6 million Georgians receive Social Security benefits and these benefits serve as the only source of income for one in three Georgians age 65 and older. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. That is why AARP has been asking the Presidential candidates and elected officials to Take a Stand and share their plans to make Social Security financially …

Caregiving Article Features AARP Age-Friendly Augusta Lead Volunteer Romell Cooks

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

We can support family caregivers so they can safely care for their older loved ones at home—keeping them out of nursing homes, and preventing unnecessary and costly hospitalizations. We can help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—like training, help at home, flexibility at work, and tools to make big responsibilities a little bit easier. Read the recent story in The AARP Bulletin about the caregiving resources provided by AARP Georgia and how you can access these important tools to help …

Join us for Careversations: A Free & Fun Event for Caregivers

Posted on 05/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

Join AARP in Metro Atlanta for an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. Connect with other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. You’ll learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs – so reserve your spot today!   RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Call 1-800-278-1045 or register online: aarp.cvent.com/aarpcareversationsatlanta

Join AARP for a Free TEK Hands-On Workshop in June

Posted on 05/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

Attend a FREE, hands-on workshop with tablets provided for practice. Friendly Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) guides will answer your questions. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Call 1-866-591-8105 or register online, aarp.cvent.com/aarptekatlanta       FEATURED WORKSHOPS: Privacy and Sharing on Facebook—Android Tablets: Intermediate Workshop Learn to control what you see and who sees what you share on Facebook in this hands-on social media workshop. Tablet experience recommended, and you MUST bring your Facebook Username and Password. Books, News, and Music—Android Tablets: Intermediate Workshop Take your Daily News, …

AARP Georgia Names Alice Bennett as New Associate State Director-Community Outreach

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the selection of Alice Bennett as an Associate State Director-Community Outreach, positioned to lead AARP Georgia’s Age-Friendly Augusta and Caregiving Education Campaign. Throughout her career, Bennett has shown a continuous commitment to developing strong ties within the community she serves with her extensive background in public policy and community organizing. Age-Friendly Augusta received their official designation by AARP and the World Health Organization in April and Bennett will be based in Augusta, providing full …

Volunteers Promote Cultural Diversity and AARP Relevance in Middle Georgia

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

              AARP Macon-Bibb volunteers spent the weekend of April 22 – 24, helping to increase awareness of our community outreach initiatives during the 20th Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia. This year’s festival was jam-packed with activities — music, dance, food, art, storytelling and the addition of the Food Truck Alley. Over a dozen AARP Georgia volunteers helped over 20,000 festival goers learn more about Age-Friendly, Caregiving, Financial Resiliency, Multicultural Leadership, Take A Stand, …

Shred Fest 2016 Volunteers Help Hundreds Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 05/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP GA |

As part of its ongoing efforts to help families avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Georgia joined with Cascade United Methodist Church, Action Ministries Feed the Hungry,  and the Better Business Bureau to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event which provided free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. On April 30 at Cascade United Methodist Church, 12 AARP Georgia volunteers participated by registering people in their cars, passing out water and snacks to participants, helping …