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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, …

Georgia Ranks #2 in Identity Theft Complaints

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

To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

AARP Georgia Announces Introduction of Family Care Act in Georgia House of Representatives

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

On January 26, Representative Tommy Benton (R-31), Chairman of the Human Relations & Aging Committee, introduced HB 92, The Family Care Act, with co-sponsorship from Representatives Matt Hatchett (R-150), Katie Dempsey (R-13), Margaret Kaiser (D-59), and Sharon Cooper (R-43). AARP volunteers from Augusta joined the AARP staff and local caregiving agency partners in support of HB 92. The Family Care Act (HB 92) is critical to Georgia’s working population as it would allow employees to use their earned sick leave …

Join Us Tonight for a Live Caregiving Conversation

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42% of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, among other physiological consequences, …

AARP Debuts HBCU Fix the Debt Gala

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia State Office is hosting a Financial Resiliency and Work and Save fundraising gala for members of the Atlanta University Center. The event will take place on December 13, 2014, Cocktail Reception, 5:30pm-6pm, Panel Discussion and musical entertainment at 6-8pm, located at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Savannah Room, 210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta. AARP GA intends to engage the African-American/Black community in creating strategies towards financial resiliency. The information and education provided is targeted to address their financial planning …

New Holiday Family Trip: National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. (NCCHR) are unveiling a special discount to AARP members as part of NCCHR’s inaugural year membership campaign. AARP Georgia values its 1 million members within the state and the organization is excited to expand its local membership benefits. This partnership will allow AARP members access to a 30% discount on a one-year Founding Membership to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This special offer is valid through …