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A Majority of Americans Haven’t Practiced Emergency Preparedness

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase …

AARP Georgia Presents Brother Outsider Film in Celebration of Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2014

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia in collaboration with In the Life Atlanta is screening the film, Brother Outsider illuminating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, …

Help Georgians Save Money

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

We are seeking people, who wish to help others, and we will provide complete, free training for qualified applicants in the following roles: TAX  PREPARERS: Needed throughout the State from January to April.  No prior experience required. Training will be offered, but applicants must have computer knowledge. CLIENT FACILITATORS: Needed throughout the state and are responsible to check in clients and make sure they have all the necessary paper work to have taxes prepared. COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANTS: Needed throughout the state …

AARP Georgia Partners with America’s Night Out Against Crime in Macon-Bibb

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

A kick off/press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 11am at the Historic Terminal Station, 700 Poplar Street.  AARP Georgia is collaborating with the Macon-Bibb Sheriff’s Department to encourage local community members to participate in “Americas’ Night Out Against Crime.” In support of this event, AARP Georgia will provide a Fraud Watch Network workshop on August 5, 12:30pm at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. During the workshop, performances will be provided by local youth from …

AARP Georgia Offers Free Smart Device Training for 50+ Population

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Bridging the Digital Divide is the aim of the AARP T.E.K. (technology, education, knowledge) program in Georgia. Each free session/workshop is structured with a main instructor providing the tutorial and teaching with individual TEK Guides providing one-on-one instruction. Attendees will learn touchscreen basics, applications, photo sharing, texting, video chat, and more. T.E.K.  is being offered currently in Metro Atlanta, Macon-Bibb, and Augusta.   For registration at AARP TEK Workshops, please call: 1-866-740-6931   Upcoming sessions include:   Macon August 13, …

AARP Georgia Offers Fraud Watch Network as a Resource Helping Georgians Protect Their Financial Security

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia realizes identity theft is a major problem in our state. According to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, in 2012, Georgia was the state with the second greatest number of complaints related to identity theft filed with the Federal Trade Commission. In Georgia, the AARP Fraud Watch Network helps people fight back against fraud, identity theft, and scams. Augusta community members are invited to learn how to protect their financial resources and identity during a Fraud Watch Network …