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AARP Foundation Seeks Applicants for AmeriCorps VISTA Anti-Hunger Initiative

AARP Foundation Seeks Applicants for AmeriCorps VISTA Anti-Hunger Initiative

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Would you like to help struggling older adults put healthy food on their tables? Would you like to develop a set of skills that will benefit you while working for a world-class nonprofit? Then consider a year-long opportunity as an AARP Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA.       Position Description: Convene community leaders and members to identify SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in local communities Recruit, manage, and train community volunteers to …

Want to Start or Grow a Small Business?

Want to Start or Grow a Small Business?

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Ever wondered if business ownership was right for you or if you have the personality traits to run a successful business or maybe if that fantastic idea you have could be the next million dollar sensation? Join SBA, AARP, and the Georgia Small Business Development Center for a workshop on Exploring Entrepreneurship. Starting a business should not be undertaken without considerable soul searching, a big reality check and immense preparation.    Monday, April 21, 2014 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Workshop: 8:45 …

AARP GA and Delta Sigma Theta Present 50+ Expo in College Park

AARP GA and Delta Sigma Theta Present 50+ Expo in College Park

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP GA is sponsoring the Delta Sigma Theta 50+ Expo this Saturday by providing educational workshops on identity fraud, Medicaid Expansion, drivers safety, and other relevant issues April 12, 9 am- 2 pm at Benjamin Banneker High School, 6015 Feldwood Road in College Park, GA. The Senior Expo is for anyone age 50 and above. General session address, workshop sessions, and Zumba will be conducted by AARP GA. No registration is required.     Schedule General Session Auditorium        9:00-9:20 Workshop One                              9:30-10:15 …

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.  The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 988 in Georgia. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that put a person at the greatest risk of being scammed. “Just as a weakened immune system lowers your …

Georgia Residents Saved Over $270 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Georgia Residents Saved Over $270 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Georgia residents on Medicare saved over $270 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $894. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part …

Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and CarFit Event Returning to Ellijay

Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and CarFit Event Returning to Ellijay

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Gilmer County Retired Educators and AARP Chapter members can help you with your Spring Cleaning this year. On Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AARP Georgia is sponsoring a Shredding/Electronics Recycling/CarFit event at the Ellijay Church of Christ parking lot, 351 N. Main Street in Ellijay.  Help protect yourself from fraud by bringing outdated or confidential papers, receipts, and checks that are no longer needed to be shredded.   Bring personal computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, microwaves, and …