Documentary Showcases Senior Hunger

Posted on 12/15/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP        Join us for live viewings in Macon and Chamblee of Senior Hunger in Georgia, a 30-minute, made-for-TV documentary detailing the plight of the hungry. Told in a series of short interviews, a mix of aid recipients, SNAP coordinators, government officials and food bank operators outline the severity and persistence of the problem, which remains unabated even as the economy slowly recovers, and covers what’s being done to assist.        “Hunger remains a major problem in Georgia, especially for older …

AARP Gives Regulators 2,750 Signatures Opposing Georgia Power rate request

AARP Gives Regulators 2,750 Signatures Opposing Georgia Power rate request

Posted on 11/25/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP AARP Georgia today presented petitions with more than 2,750 signatures to the Georgia Public Service Commission, telling the commissioners that they oppose Georgia Power’s request to raise their rates for the fourth time in four years. Georgia Power recently reduced their rate request from more than a cumulative $1 billion over three years to approximately half that. In addition, they said they were willing to have their allowed profit trimmed from 11.15% to 10.95%. Still, AARP Georgia says it is …

Raise Your Voice So They Don’t Raise Your Rates

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP               Keep it up!  Your complaints have caused Georgia Power to reduce its most recent rate hike request by 40%.  But the resulting 3 year rate increase would still increase average bills each year for the next three years. And Georgia Power’s allowed profit would still be higher than the national average for utilities   There is still more to cut, and AARP needs your help.           While thousands of Georgians are still struggling to recover from the recession, Georgia …

Volunteer Gary Cecil Awarded Prestigious Andrus Award

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP Gary Cecil has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Georgia selected Gary Cecil for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers. Gary Cecil has donated more than 1,000 hours to AARP Georgia community events, leading others through his unfailing dedication to improving life for those over 50. His …

Video focuses on Senior Hunger in Georgia

Video focuses on Senior Hunger in Georgia

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

About AARP Senior Hunger in Georgia is a video that documents stories of older Georgians who struggle with hunger every day and the support systems in place to help get them back on track.    Seen on public access stations throughout the state, the video is designed to also provide resources to those in need.  The film outlines the root causes of hunger in Georgia through interviews with staff working on the front lines of this silent epidemic.    “Hunger in Georgia …

Volunteers Needed for Life@50+ in Atlanta Oct. 3-5

Volunteers Needed for Life@50+ in Atlanta Oct. 3-5

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Jill Elizabeth Westfall • When Atlanta residents Ronald and Pam Schad learned they could volunteer in their own city for this year’s three-day gathering of AARP members, entertainers, civil rights icons and policy experts, they signed up right away. They attended Life@50+ in New Orleans last year and were hooked. “We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves: the people, the venue, the atmosphere, the energy,” said Ronald Schad, 70. “We absolutely loved it. There’s so much going on.” It’ll be the same pace this …