AARP Georgia and NAACP Offer Financial Resources for Communities of Color During Statewide Conference

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events  AARP Georgia and the Georgia NAACP are collaborating to tackle the issue of financial security and rising debt in the community by offering workshops and resources addressing: credit repair, debt reduction, budgets, and preparing for retirement. October 10-11, 2014, Savannah State University, King-Frazier Student Union Atrium, 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404   SCHEDULE: Oct. 10, 2014 11:30am-12:45pm Economic Empowerment Workshops 1pm-4pm Free 20-Minute Sessions with Certified Financial Planners   Oct. 11, 2014 9am-1pm Free 20-Minute Sessions with Certified Financial …

Where do Georgia Candidates Stand on Issues Impacting Quality of Life?

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events AARP Georgia has released its nonpartisan voter guide featuring positions from the state’s Senatorial candidates – in their own words – on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare, and financial security. Voters of all ages may view the voter guides at www.aarp.org/yourvote. “AARP feels it is important that our members know and understand where candidates stand on key issues in Georgia.  These often become pocket issues that impact our quality of life as it relates to housing, health care, education, …

AARP Georgia Presents Brother Outsider Film in Celebration of Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2014

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events AARP Georgia in collaboration with In the Life Atlanta is screening the film, Brother Outsider illuminating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, …

AARP Georgia Partners with America’s Night Out Against Crime in Macon-Bibb

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events A kick off/press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 11am at the Historic Terminal Station, 700 Poplar Street.  AARP Georgia is collaborating with the Macon-Bibb Sheriff’s Department to encourage local community members to participate in “Americas’ Night Out Against Crime.” In support of this event, AARP Georgia will provide a Fraud Watch Network workshop on August 5, 12:30pm at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. During the workshop, performances will be provided by local youth from …

AARP Georgia Offers Free Smart Device Training for 50+ Population

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

Events 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 August 13, …

Aging Conference to Focus on Communities

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

Events 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,” …