AARP Debuts HBCU Fix the Debt Gala

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work AARP Georgia State Office is hosting a Financial Resiliency and Work and Save fundraising gala for members of the Atlanta University Center. The event will take place on December 13, 2014, Cocktail Reception, 5:30pm-6pm, Panel Discussion and musical entertainment at 6-8pm, located at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Savannah Room, 210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta. AARP GA intends to engage the African-American/Black community in creating strategies towards financial resiliency. The information and education provided is targeted to address their financial planning …

New Holiday Family Trip: National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia AARP Georgia and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. (NCCHR) are unveiling a special discount to AARP members as part of NCCHR’s inaugural year membership campaign. AARP Georgia values its 1 million members within the state and the organization is excited to expand its local membership benefits. This partnership will allow AARP members access to a 30% discount on a one-year Founding Membership to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This special offer is valid through …

Registration Open for AARP Driver Safety Classes at Emory

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia Are you having a hard time finding intellectual or social stimulation in retirement?  More than 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) throughout the United States offer classes, excursions, and social events for people just like you – and now AARP is partnering with OLLI at Emory University to offer a special driver safety course at the Executive Park location on Wednesday, January 14 and January 21 from 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. AARP’s Driver Safety is the nation’s first and …

Help Alleviate Burden of Student Debt

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Georgia | Home & Family | Money & Work Student debt can create financial headaches for years after graduation, and African Americans are particularly vulnerable to being left with big education bills. AARP Georgia is stepping in to help with a Fix the Debt cocktail reception at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on Dec. 13. Attendees are asked to make a donation of $75 or more to alleviate student debt at historically black colleges in the Atlanta area. There will be a panel discussion featuring Dennis Kimbro, Julianne Malveaux and …

“My Sisters Keeper” Workshop Focuses On Economic, Life Skills

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work On December 10, 6-8 pm,  the Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is partnering with AARP Georgia to host “My Sisters Keeper,” a free life-skills workshop focused on older adults (ages 50+) who may be dealing with depression, non-traditional family roles, and financial resiliency issues. The program will take place at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur.  To register, call (877) 926-8300 or online: https://aarp.cvent.com/GAMySistersKeeperDec10. The workshop will address the challenge …

Ways to Give Back: Volunteers Needed

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Georgia | Volunteering By Novella Cross Holmes When Carrie Russell retired five years ago, she knew she wanted to do volunteer work in her community, sharing knowledge she had acquired over a 33-year career in banking. But she wasn’t sure how to do it. “I didn’t really know what giving back was going to look like,” said Russell, 65, of Atlanta. “So I started volunteering for a number of different organizations, until I discovered AARP.” She attended several AARP conferences, including one in …