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 …

AARP Webinar Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer

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You might not be able to teach old dog new tricks but, if you’re a job seeker, you might be surprised what lessons you can learn from a puppy! AARP’s upcoming free webinar “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer,” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owned Jean Baur find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar, which will air live at …

AARP Georgia Recognizes Tom Umstead as 2016 Andrus Awardee

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Tom Umstead of Sandy Springs has been selected by AARP to receive the  2016 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Georgia selected Tom Umstead for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. For many years now, he has found a way local businesses could partner with non-profits to truly impact the lives of the …

Actress & Advocate Holly Robinson Peete, Author Sherri Snelling to Keynote Live Online Family Caregiving Fair presented by AARP

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AARP today announced actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete will headline a live, Online Family Caregiving Fair scheduled for Thursday, November 17. Registration for the event, which is free, can be made Here: Peete, who is best known for her roles on 21 Jump Street and Hanging’ with Mr. Cooper, simultaneously cared for a father with Parkinson’s disease and a son with autism. She will discuss juggling caregiving and work, facing hurdles as a family caregiver and balancing caring for …

Oct. 29 Recycling Event Helps Augusta Area Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

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As part of its ongoing Fraud Watch Network efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Georgia is joining with Savannah Riverkeeper and local city agencies to host the Rivers Alive Recycling Event on October 29 in Augusta to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. Event Details: Saturday, October 29, 2016 9am-noon New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam 1853 Lock and Dam Road Augusta, GA 30906   At the Rivers Alive Recycling …

This Thursday Join Improv to Get the Job

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AARP Georgia invites you to join us for an in-person watch party for our Online Work & Jobs Event, “Improv to Get the Job,” Thurs, October 20, 6:15pm. Register here to attend: http://spr.ly/61828BlAy We’ll watch a live broadcast, featuring Ellen Feldman-Ornato and Jenny Drescher, who will show you how to create genuine connections more easily and confidently by learning basic improv skills.  If you can’t join us in Atlanta, please  join us from anywhere in the state. Refreshments provided.

Improv to Get the Job (Viewing Party)

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AARP Georgia invites you to join us for an in-person watch party for our Online Work & Jobs Event, “Improv to Get the Job,” Thursday October 20 at 6:15pm. We’ll watch a live broadcast, featuring Ellen Feldman-Ornato and Jenny Drescher, who will show you how to create genuine connections more easily and confidently by learning basic improv skills. You’ll learn how to use humor and fun to engage with others and become more warm and natural in interactions for greater …

AARP Livable Communities Solutions Forum

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Join us to learn more about AARP’s new Livability Index that evaluates cities and neighborhoods on seven factors that affect health, transportation, engagement, opportunity, environment, and housing. The forum will include a keynote address and two panel discussions highlighting complete streets and education equity in efforts to create livable communities. We will also have break out groups to generate solutions that may work in your community! Moderators include: Renee Ray, Atlanta Regional Commission and Taifa Smith Butler, Georgia Budget and Policy …

Become our Next AARP Driver Safety Georgia State Coordinator

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AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the next State Coordinator for Georgia.  This is an unpaid volunteer position. Any ADS volunteer or individual outside of the program is welcomed to apply. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified individual who is innovative, inclusive and …

Georgia Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …