AARP Georgia Offers Free Smart Device Training for 50+ Population

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia Bridging the Digital Divide is the aim of the AARP T.E.K. (technology, education, knowledge) program in Georgia. Each free session/workshop is structured with a main instructor providing the tutorial and teaching with individual TEK Guides providing one-on-one instruction. Attendees will learn touchscreen basics, applications, photo sharing, texting, video chat, and more. T.E.K.  is being offered currently in Metro Atlanta, Macon-Bibb, and Augusta.   For registration at AARP TEK Workshops, please call: 1-866-740-6931   Upcoming sessions include:   Macon July 30, …

AARP Georgia Offers Fraud Watch Network as a Resource Helping Georgians Protect Their Financial Security

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work AARP Georgia realizes identity theft is a major problem in our state. According to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, in 2012, Georgia was the state with the second greatest number of complaints related to identity theft filed with the Federal Trade Commission. In Georgia, the AARP Fraud Watch Network helps people fight back against fraud, identity theft, and scams. Augusta community members are invited to learn how to protect their financial resources and identity during a Fraud Watch Network …

AARP Georgia Empowers Women to Take Immediate Steps for Long-Term Planning

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work Recent reports state that six in 10 women are unsure how they will pay for long-term care. By learning about long-term care options, women can take steps today that may help them live better in the future. AARP helps Georgia women take charge of the decisions affecting their lives by hosting a Decide. Create. Share.℠ workshop on Thursday, August 14, from 10am-12pm at the KROC Center, 1833 Broad Street, Augusta. The session is in conjunction with Central Savanah River Area …

Aging Conference to Focus on Communities

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Georgia | Local Resources Aging well is good for people and wine—so what better place to host a conference on aging than a winery resort? Eli Lilly and Company and AARP Georgia are sponsoring the Georgia Gerontology Society’s 2014 conference, Aged to Perfection, July 28-30 at the Chateau Elan in Braselton. The conference provides continuing education for researchers, educators, advocates, legislators and service providers. “These professionals take what they learn back to their communities to improve the lives of older Georgians across the state,” …

New Scorecard Says Georgia Needs Improvement To Serve Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy | Georgia                     Georgia still needs to make substantial improvements when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and supporting their family members and loved ones who care for them.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Visit this link to view where Georgia ranks: http://www.longtermscorecard.org/databystate/state?state=GA Raising Expectations 2014: A …

It’s easy to contact AARP Georgia

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP | Georgia         AARP Georgia serves the state of Georgia from its headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. Our offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can find us at: 999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1100 Atlanta, GA 30309 Map It! Phone: 866-295-7281 Fax: 404-815-7940 Or email us at: gaAARP@aarp.org Members of the news media can contact: Serena Garcia, 404-870-3788, sgarcia@aarp.org Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.