Financial Forum with Elected Officials Highlights Social Security Challenges and Solutions

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Recently, AARP Georgia hosted a Financial Forum featuring several elected officials, with over 200 people in attendance. The event kicked off with State Senator Charlie Bethel discussing the importance of financial security and saving for retirement and his related work at the state level. This was followed by an overview of AARP’s Take A Stand campaign, offered by June Lyle, AARP Regional Vice President. Finally, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Tom Price then talked in-depth about challenges to …

AARP Driver Safety: OLLI Smart Driver Course Starts in September

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Smart Driver is a 6-hour course broken into two 3-hour sessions. Students are required to attend both sessions to complete the course. AARP’s Driver Safety is the nation’s first and largest course especially designed for drivers aged 50 and older. It addresses age-related physical changes that can affect our driving ability and provides compensating techniques for use in the driving environment. More importantly, the Driver Safety class helps participants identify individual problem areas, which helps to improve their own driving …

Live Online Family Caregiving Event to Feature Tennessee Author Peter Rosenberger

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AARP announced it will broadcast a live online family caregiving event from Nashville featuring author and speaker Peter Rosenberger. Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers With Hope, will be featured in a free interactive webinar, Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor. A live simulcast of the event will be held at select AARP state offices around the country and all events will take place on Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. AARP Georgia will host caregiving viewing parties …

Join AARP for a Financial Forum on Social Security

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Nearly 4.8 million Georgians are working hard and paying into Social Security. But the program is out of date. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. It’s going to take leadership from the next president and commitment from Congress to update Social Security so future generations get the money they’ve earned. That’s why AARP is pressing every candidate to take action to keep Social Security strong for current and future generations. Join …

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and AARP Ambassador Frank Abagnale Team Up for Scam Awareness Campaign

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Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has teamed with nationally renowned security expert and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale for a campaign to raise public awareness of frauds and scams. The campaign includes public service announcements and social media content featuring videotaped comments from both Abagnale and Sam Olens. Abagnale is the former con artist whose story was portrayed by the popular book and 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can.”  For the past four decades Abagnale has consulted …

AARP Georgia Appoints Five New Executive Council Members

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AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Executive Council Members, representing diverse demographic areas and expertise from all over the state. The Executive Council is a team of volunteer leaders who bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the AARP Georgia state leadership. They will engage in specific roles that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within Georgia. “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer …

Join AARP Live This Week for a Discussion on Financial and Social Security

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Over 50% of those 65+ in the US rely on Social Security for most of their family income.  Though America has evolved over the last 80 years, Social Security has not.  With no change to current policy and spending, Social Security can only continue to pay out full benefits until 2034. The information for the next show is as follows. Next Show: Thursday, July 21, 2016        10 p.m. Eastern Time  It’s important that our future president has a plan to …

We are Hiring

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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

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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

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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 …