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AARP, City of Atlanta, PEDS Partner to Evaluate Neighborhood Walkability

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia, The City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, and PEDS – metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization are partnering to host a Summerhill Neighborhood Walk Audit, May 28, 9am-1pm, Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center, 3rd Floor, 250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta.  Participants will look at the Georgia Avenue Corridor and evaluate opportunities for improving neighborhood walkability and connectivity for all ages to become a more Age-Friendly/Livable Community. Established by the World Health Organization, an AARP Age-Friendly Community is designed to …

May 15: Learn More About Caregiving: What Are the Costs?

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Here in Georgia, almost 2 million people are giving their hearts as family caregivers every day, helping older parents, spouses and others to live independently. That’s why AARP Georgia advocates for commonsense solutions to support caregivers and their loved ones. Our symposium, Caregiving: What Are the Costs?, will discuss various factors which impact caregivers, including financial, physical and emotional costs, as well as the tools and resources available to continue to care for others. Every year in Georgia, caregivers provide …

AARP GA State President Joe Dukes Gathers with Fellow State Presidents in D.C.

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

By Chelsae Gill-James AARP Georgia Advocacy Intern AARP State Presidents converged in Washington, D.C. this month for AARP’s 2015 State President Orientation. The recently appointed AARP Georgia State President, Joe Dukes was in attendance with 17 newly inducted presidents as well as incumbents from every state.  Each State President was accompanied by their respective State Director and Regional Volunteer Director. The goals of this orientation were to reinforce the value and need for a strong State President and State Director …

Celebrate 62 Million Strong During National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

by Nancy A. LeaMond Every month, I learn about a new holiday or commemorative date to raise awareness.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, there are 30 such commemorations in April, including Vitamin C Day and Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. While there’s a lot to celebrate about taking your vitamins — and taking business casual to the next level — there is one event in particular this month that I believe deserves our attention and support. This week …

Sandwich Generation: Preparing for Retirement and Juggling Competing Financial Demands

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Join us for a free financial security workshop and animal encounter at the Zoo Atlanta to talk about the Sandwich Generation: Taking Care of Children, Saving for Retirement, & Taking Care of Aging Parents. The fun, but informative event takes place on April 21, 2015 6:30pm-8:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave, SE Atlanta. Generation X and Baby Boomer families will learn how to identify and explore tools to assess their retirement saving while taking care of loved ones. All participants will have …

Calling All Caregivers

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP GA is collaborating with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to provide the Prepare to Care: “Caring for You, Caring for Me” workshops at the Buck Melton Center, 150 Sessions Drive, Macon Ga 31201. This 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules, addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of each other’s perspective on what it means to be a …