Join Us Tonight for a Live Caregiving Conversation

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Home & Family Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42% of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, among other physiological consequences, …

Volunteers Gear Up for Legislature

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Georgia | Volunteering By Drew Jubera For Joanne Mathis, the road to becoming a volunteer lobbyist for AARP Georgia seemed both predestined and a happy accident. Mathis was at a Christmas party four years ago, nursing an urge to do meaningful volunteer work, and asked the host for ideas. Mathis had been selling real estate for more than a decade, but before that she’d been involved in social services at a nursing home, managed hospices and served as the state’s long-term care ombudsman. …

Cabilderos voluntarios trabajan para que su mensaje sea oído

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Español | Georgia | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por Drew Jubera Para Joanne Mathis, el proceso que la condujo a convertirse en una cabildera voluntaria de AARP Georgia fue una combinación de predetestinación y grata casualidad. Hace cuatro años, Mathis se encontraba en una fiesta de Navidad, sintiendo una necesidad cada vez mayor de realizar algún tipo de trabajo voluntario que resultara significativo, por lo que le pidió sugerencias al anfitrión. Se había dedicado a la venta de bienes raíces por más de una década, pero, antes de …

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 …