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AARP and Local Municipalities Offer Financial Planning Days

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Organized in partnership with local city governments, Financial Planning Days are free public events where attendees have an opportunity to address personal finance questions one-on-one with highly qualified Certified Financial Planner™ professionals who will volunteer their time.  The events will also feature informative classroom workshops addressing key areas of financial planning. Atlanta’s date for the event is October 10. See below for more information. Best of all – it’s all free and there are no strings attached! Financial planners are …

Fun is On Its Way: AARP Days at Dollywood

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Days at Dollywood will be October 2 through October 12; with one exception – on Tuesday, October 6 the park will be closed. AARP members will receive unprecedented discounted ticket prices as follows:   October 10, 2015 – AARP Day Adults: $33.00 plus tax – Savings of $29.00 – a 47% discount Child:     $30.00 plus tax – Savings of $19.00 – a 39% discount   October 2 – 12, 2015 – ONE Day ticket offer special rate Adult: $40.00 …

AARP Georgia Volunteers Lead Legislative Think Tank Sessions

Posted on 09/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

During the 2015 Legislative Think Tank Part 1 this summer, 25 AARP Georgia volunteers gathered to discuss Georgia legislative issues which we will continue targeting in 2016 and they provided their input on how to best involve their communities and increase communication. The volunteers represented 10 of the 14 Congressional Districts, key state legislators in locations representing all of Georgia, including rural, suburban, and urban areas.  The group was welcomed by the AARP Georgia Interim State Director Tobias Tillmon and …

1.3 Million Georgia Caregivers Need Your Help: Please Sign our Petition

Posted on 09/14/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia is working to support the state’s family caregivers – an unpaid silent army over 1 million strong who help make it possible for older Georgians to live independently at home, where they want to be. We need your help to do more for these family caregivers. Download a copy of the petition, here. In Georgia alone, over 1.3 million people are caregivers to other adults, providing care valued at a staggering $14 billion annually. Many people incorrectly assume …

AARP Georgia Trains New Life Reimagined Facilitators in Macon-Bibb and Atlanta

Posted on 09/10/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Life Reimagined is a partner that can be dialed up or back, allowing you to take small steps using resources available online and offline, ultimately helping map out what you are looking to do in your life. Throughout the country, the highest numbers of people engaged in Life Reimagined reside in Macon-Bibb. We trained close to 20 AARP Georgia volunteers in Macon-Bibb to take the message back to their communities: Your world is full of possibilities! Close to two dozen volunteers …

AARP Survey Says Experienced Workers Focus On Working Longer

Posted on 09/8/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Work is the new retirement. While many Americans state that they plan to retire between 65 and 70 (45%), the typical retirement may have changed. In a survey just released by AARP, a surprising 37% plan to work for pay in retirement. Those surveyed who plan to work for pay post-retirement indicate a desire to work part-time (73%). Almost half are looking to work in a new field (44%). Connecting with co-workers, interesting and challenging work, and the desire for …