AARP Georgia Volunteers and Staff Mobilize to Fight for Medicare

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AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker along with State Director Debra Tyler-Horton and Advocacy Director, Melissa Sinden visited this week with Senator David Perdue’s office. Lee discussed how AARP is fighting for the interests of older Georgians. Here in Georgia, we’re fighting alongside volunteers to protect our hard-earned benefits.  These volunteers are meeting with their elected officials, collecting signed petitions and launching letter-writing campaigns to communicate—in no uncertain terms—our support for keeping Medicare safe and strong.  We’ll be collecting stories from …

Join Power of Attorney Teletown Hall February 16

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The Georgia Power of Attorney statute currently lacks specific language as to the fiduciary duties of the agent. Recently, Georgia State Representative Chuck Efstration introduced HB 221, which provides clearer language on legal rights of the person being represented, and protections for banks and third parties who accept the representation that there is a valid Power of Attorney in good faith. This proposed legislation will allow law enforcement and prosecutors further clarity for when someone is being financially exploited, which …

AARP Georgia Bringing Fun, Engaging Family Caregiver Event to Atlanta

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Join AARP in Atlanta and connect with other family caregivers around your table in an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. A group facilitator will help guide your conversations around such topics as how to build a support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Plus you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Seats are limited—so reserve your spot today!   FRIDAY February 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Northlake Lavista Room 2158 Ranchwood Drive NE Atlanta, GA …

Prepare for Your Job Search in the Digital Age

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In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired, February 25 in Atlanta different times available! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!  Call 1-866-740-7588 or register online: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

AARP Georgia Helping to Improve Adult Guardianship

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In 2016, Georgia became the 43rd state to pass the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which helps family caregivers who are legal guardians save time and court costs by making sure specific adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state. Adult guardianship is a complex web of widely varying practices of multiple stakeholders that are frequently disconnected.  Oftentimes with guardianship advocacy, stakeholders work in “silos” – or convene in groups to advance legislation, …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Now Through April 18

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Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

Medicare is a Promise We Need to Keep

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At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Starts January 30

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Learn wherever you are, virtually, about tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams — and what you can do about them — in free webinars and other events during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 30-February 3. Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network, AARP Foundation, and partners on tips. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0029-tax-identity-theft-awareness-week

AARP Georgia Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities

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For more than 60 years, AARP® has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP pursues these goals through advocacy led by the state offices. Our advocacy agenda works to enable individuals 50+ get the most out of life. AARP Georgia advocates on behalf of more than 1 million members across the state. Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare Many areas in the state of Georgia lack access to quality healthcare providers. AARP wants to …

AARP Georgia and Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Sponsor Local Shred Fest, Dec. 3

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Shredding activities offer residents an easy, free way to get rid of confidential materials. Experts recommend shredding old documents with personal info; unused checks, credit card receipts, unneeded medical bills, expired ID cards, and pre-approved credit card applications. AARP Georgia and Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb are sponsoring a free Shred Fest on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10am – 2pm. Change of Address: Macon-Bibb County Senior Center 1283 Adams Street, Macon GA 31201 This event is part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network, which helps …