AARP GA Calls on Legislators to Fund Home and Community-Based Supports

AARP GA Calls on Legislators to Fund Home and Community-Based Supports

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy The Wednesday, February 26 Be There 4 Seniors Rally is hosted by aging advocates including AARP Georgia. This year the rally will be held in conjunction with Senior Week at the Capitol. When people stay in their homes and communities supported by family caregivers with home and community-based supports, Georgia saves money now and lessens the costs of care in the future. The rally calls for legislators to recognize the increased requirements for funding and life-sustaining services for older adults in Georgia …

Funding Lags for Older Adult Services

Funding Lags for Older Adult Services

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy   By Ann Hardie For two hours a week, a respite worker comes to Nancy Downes’ home in Winder, 45 miles east of downtown Atlanta. While that isn’t a lot of time, it’s enough to let Downes run to the grocery store, take a hot shower—and even catch her breath. The rest of the time Downes, 61, is the sole caregiver for her mother, Mildred Tripp, 87, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and lives with Downes. “Even standing in the …

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

Advocacy 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

Advocacy               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

Advocacy 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

Advocacy 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 …