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AARP Georgia Hosts Open House and Salutes Myrtle S. Habersham

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

Celebrating Open House today at the AARP Georgia State Office with partners, AARPGA Executive Council members, and staff. Myrtle S. Habersham, outgoing AARPGA Interim State President/current Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Lead Volunteer, was saluted for her exemplary service and state leadership. AARPGA State Director, Debra Tyler-Horton invited our State President, Lee Baker, to address the audience. Guests were informed about AARP Georgia State Office priorities, met staffers individually, and learned about volunteer opportunities. Photo: Myrtle S. Habersham, Debra Tyler-Horton, Lee Baker

AARP Georgia Partners with Kappa Alpha Psi to Host Student Debate Competition

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

AARP Georgia is partnering with the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and The Department of Aviation Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to host a citywide debate competition for African American male students. The event is complimentary and the public is invited to attend. The AARP/ KAP Debate Competition will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Airport Marriott Hotel, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30337. It will feature four high school students …

Frank Abagnale Offers Tips on How to Stop Scammers in Their Tracks

Posted on 04/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks.  His exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Now, he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to …

Shred Fest 2016’ Helps Atlanta-Area Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

As part of its ongoing efforts to help families avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Georgia is joining with Cascade United Methodist Church, Action Ministries Feed the Hungry,  and Better Business Bureau to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta.  Shredding service begins at 10am, and will continue …

Georgia Becomes 43rd State to Adopt Uniform Act Backed by AARP

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) which helps family caregivers navigate financial challenges by making sure adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state. HB 954, sponsored by Representative Chuck Efstration (R-104), would allow Georgia courts to recognize adult guardianship orders from other states, and, similarly, other states that have passed the uniform act may recognize Georgia court orders. UAGPPJA also creates a clear process for determining …

Renowned Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale to Host Cobb County Presentation

Posted on 03/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

During the “Stealing Your Life” free fraud education event, AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador, Frank Abagnale will share his expertise and insight to arm individuals with the knowledge and information on how to spot and avoid scams, and the importance of safely using social media so that they can protect their families. Abagnale, a former master check forger who inspired the 2002 film Catch Me if You Can, was once one of the world’s most famous confident men. Abagnale has …

Lee Baker, CFP® Appointed New President of AARP Georgia

Posted on 03/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

Georgia native Lee Baker, CFP® has been appointed the new state president of AARP Georgia, the state’s largest social mission organization with over 1.1 million Georgian members. Baker will partner with AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton and work with staff and volunteers to help achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities. He also will act as the principal volunteer spokesperson for AARP in Georgia, communicating AARP’s messages statewide. Since 1986, while still a student at the Georgia Institute of …

Age-Friendly Augusta Conducts Prepare to Care Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Posted on 03/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

On March 1, 2016, AARP volunteers, leaders from community organizations, and Area Agency on Aging staff participated in a train-the-trainer workshop on AARP’s Prepare to Care presentation. The participants benefited from seeing the presentation, learning added information to share with audiences, and gained presentation and instructing techniques to keep participants interested and engaged. Several of the participants were currently serving in caregiving roles and recognized very early on in the course that they were involved in the critical role of …

Register for Emory’s Spring AARP Driver Safety Course

Posted on 03/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

In partnership with Emory University (Emory Continuing Education), the AARP Driver Safety class helps participants identify individual problem areas, which helps to improve their own driving behavior. Completing this course and submitting your certificate to your insurance company may result in a reduction of up to 10% in your insurance premiums! Register between now and March 31: https://register.ece.emory.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=5487&SectionID=22749 Photo Credit: Emory Photo/Video

Georgians Need Candidates to Address Social Security

Posted on 02/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sgarcia/" title="Posts by Serena Garcia" rel="author">Serena Garcia</a> | AARP GA |

Social Security is becoming even more important in Georgia and throughout the country. Employer pensions are vanishing. The cost of health care and other necessities keeps going up. Yet more people than ever may live into their 80s, 90s and beyond, with limited means to pay the bills. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up $10,000 a year. That’s why AARP’s Take A Stand campaign is calling on the major networks to push the candidates much harder …