Volunteer Gary Cecil Awarded Prestigious Andrus Award

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

Local Resources 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 …

How to Lend a Hand During Tax Season; Volunteers Needed for Various Roles

How to Lend a Hand During Tax Season; Volunteers Needed for Various Roles

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Bill Sanders Peter Tartikoff, of Sandy Springs, doesn’t mind missing a few rounds of golf during tax season. Time away from the fairways isn’t a sacrifice because he likes assisting people who look to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for help with their returns. Its focus is on low- and moderate-income taxpayers 60 and older, but it is open to anyone. Tax-Aide requires a small army of volunteers to provide the free service. For 10 weeks during tax season, Tartikoff, 71, …

Tucker Civic group, AARP host 'Caring for the Long Term' on Sept. 19

Tucker Civic group, AARP host ‘Caring for the Long Term’ on Sept. 19

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Local Resources Chances are that everyone will either provide long-term care to a loved one at some point or receive that care. When that happens, will you know what to do or how to find the resources you need? The Tucker Civic Association and AARP Georgia will join forces on Sept. 19 to present “Caring for the Long Term.” The program will be offered at the Main Street Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Tucker, 2367 Main Street, from 6:30 p.m. …

Celebrating Age: Planning for Positive Aging

Posted on 04/15/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

Local Resources AARP Georgia celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it. That’s why we are inviting you to attend “Celebrating Age: Planning for Positive Aging”, a fun filled day of various lifestyle trainings meant to equip you with the resources you need to plan for and teach your community about positive aging!   Celebrating Age is an opportunity to learn about what the Center can offer you, how to use us as a right resource, …

Seeking energetic new volunteer leader for our project in the City of Kennesaw

Seeking energetic new volunteer leader for our project in the City of Kennesaw

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Local Resources WANTED: City of Kennesaw resident with good people skills, experience managing projects, basic computer skills (email and Microsoft Word), and a desire to do good work for the community while having a lot of fun meeting new people. Does this sound like you? If so, you may be exactly the person we need. AARP Georgia is now recruiting a leadership volunteer for Kennesaw. The new volunteer leader will work closely with our associate state director for community outreach. He or …

Expand Medicaid to Reduce the Number of Uninsured Georgians

Expand Medicaid to Reduce the Number of Uninsured Georgians

Posted on 01/31/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Ann Hardie • The recession has changed the face of the patient population at the Good News Clinics in Gainesville. Before the economic downturn, Georgia’s largest free clinic mostly saw people who had been without insurance for many years” the homeless and minimum-wage earners. Now many of the 2,000 patients are people 50 to 64 years old who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs. “Many were in middle management,” said Cheryl Christian, the clinic’s executive director. “They …