Livable Age-Friendly Communities Make For Happier, Healthier Atlantans

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Home & Family     WHO:              This event is in partnership with the City of Atlanta. WHAT:             As our population ages and people stay healthy and active longer, communities must adapt. All community members are invited to join in our discussion to help make Atlanta a great place for all ages by adopting such features as safe walkable streets and access to key services to make a well-designed livable community that promotes health and sustains economic growth. WHERE:           Adamsville Recreational Center, 3201 Martin …

Join the Tablet and Smartphone World

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Drew Jubera Like a lot of older adults, Ray Howard decided it was time to find out what all this tablet and smartphone talk was about. So Howard, a 68-year-old retired federal government executive from Smyrna, attended an AARP technology workshop last October at a suburban Atlanta megachurch. About 120 other people showed up, twice as many as had been expected. The crowd was separated into small groups around tables, each with their own tech expert who patiently explained …

PLEASE READ: VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM AARP

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Home & Family An incorrect phone number was included for the AARP Georgia state office in our New Member Welcome Kit and possibly in other materials. AARP included the incorrect number in the New Member Welcome Kit which was sent by mail between December 2013 and April 2014. We apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused. The correct phone number for AARP Georgia is 866-295-7281. Please use this number when attempting to reach AARP Georgia. If you have any …

Carings for Kids and Parents? Here’s Help

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Caring for aging parents and college-bound kids, all while trying to save for your retirement? AARP Georgia is scheduling workshops that can help members of the “Sandwich Generation” juggle the financial needs of three generations. Presenters will outline 10 steps to a secure retirement and address issues such as whether to tap a 401(k) to pay for children’s tuition. Nearly half of Americans in their 60s have at least one living parent, compared with 4 percent to 7 percent a …

Funding Lags for Older Adult Services

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

Home & Family   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 …

Documentary Showcases Senior Hunger

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

Home & Family        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 …