April AARP Volunteer Opportunities are Available in Augusta and Savannah

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April 20, 2017:  Age-Friendly Augusta & Augusta Parks and Rec; Senior Prom; Diamond Lakes Community Center; 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Augusta, GA; Doors open at 5:30PM April 22, 2017:  AARP Chapter #266 Monthly Meeting April 26, 2017:  AARP  Vendor Table; Health and Wellness Fair; Williams Court  Senior Housing Complex; 1900 Lincoln Street, Savannah, GA April 26, 2017:  AARP Presentation;  Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church; 314 Sand Barr Ferry Road; Augusta, GA; 5:30PM-7:30PM April 27, 2017:  AARP Volunteer Fraud Training;  Augusta Richmond …

AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County Partner to Host Operation: Stop Scams

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AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County are collaborating during Earth Day to host this event to help community members protect their personal and financial assets. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 3,083,379 total consumer complaints were collected in 2015. Florida, Georgia, and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight back against fraud at the AARP Operation: Stop …

2017 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service Nominations are Open

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Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Georgia volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Georgia individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is June 2. For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination forms, visit https://secure.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-03-2010/andrus_award_nomination_form/ or call 1-866-295-7281 . …

AARP Brings Block Party Experience to the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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The AARP Block Party experience will be among many exciting festivities at this year’s Atlanta Dogwood Festival beginning on Friday, April 7. The Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta staple and multi-generational outdoor affair showcasing fine arts, music, and much more. The AARP Block Party will provide event goers with a host of exciting activities including our virtual reality experience, stationary spin art bikes and the photo wall. In addition to hosting the Block Party, AARP is making a $5,000 charitable …

Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Celebrates Five-Year Livable Communities Renewal

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Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb is celebrating their milestone of continuous improvements as indicated by the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Their designation as the country’s first Age-Friendly Community was approved in 2012 by the World Health Organization and AARP. This network serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make communities supportive for residents of all ages. The network provides U.S. cities, towns, and counties with the resources to become more Age-Friendly by tapping into national and global research, …

Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Receives Country’s First Five-Year Livable Communities Renewal

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Macon-Bibb County becomes the first community to receive a five-year renewal as part of the worldwide network of Age-Friendly Communities. Tomorrow, AARP will acknowledge Macon-Bibb’s commitment and its multi-year plan to enhance accessibility, convenience, and, ultimately, become more user-friendly for all ages. The AARP/WHO Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Five-Year Renewal provides for continuous community sustainability, and that includes enhancing programs and looking at development and infrastructure that promote a walkable, livable, multimodal, and green lifestyle March 21 9:30 a.m. – Meet and …

AARP Georgia State Director Appointed to Governor’s Older Adults Cabinet

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Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of Georgia’s Older Adults Cabinet, a committee working to enhance the state’s capacity to serve older adults. The Older Adults Cabinet seeks to identify ways for Georgia to improve the well-being of its older residents by bringing together state agency heads whose work supports older Georgians, as well as stakeholders in the business, philanthropic, and education communities. Representing over 1.2 million members in the state, AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton has been …

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 …