AARP Debuts HBCU Fix the Debt Gala

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work AARP Georgia State Office is hosting a Financial Resiliency and Work and Save fundraising gala for members of the Atlanta University Center. The event will take place on December 13, 2014, Cocktail Reception, 5:30pm-6pm, Panel Discussion and musical entertainment at 6-8pm, located at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Savannah Room, 210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta. AARP GA intends to engage the African-American/Black community in creating strategies towards financial resiliency. The information and education provided is targeted to address their financial planning …

Help Alleviate Burden of Student Debt

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Student debt can create financial headaches for years after graduation, and African Americans are particularly vulnerable to being left with big education bills. AARP Georgia is stepping in to help with a Fix the Debt cocktail reception at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on Dec. 13. Attendees are asked to make a donation of $75 or more to alleviate student debt at historically black colleges in the Atlanta area. There will be a panel discussion featuring Dennis Kimbro, Julianne Malveaux and …

“My Sisters Keeper” Workshop Focuses On Economic, Life Skills

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work On December 10, 6-8 pm,  the Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is partnering with AARP Georgia to host “My Sisters Keeper,” a free life-skills workshop focused on older adults (ages 50+) who may be dealing with depression, non-traditional family roles, and financial resiliency issues. The program will take place at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur.  To register, call (877) 926-8300 or online: https://aarp.cvent.com/GAMySistersKeeperDec10. The workshop will address the challenge …

Help Us Save Georgians Money

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work We are seeking people, who wish to help others, and we will provide complete, free training for qualified applicants in the following roles: TAX  PREPARERS: Needed throughout the State from January to April.  No prior experience required. Training will be offered, but applicants must have computer knowledge. CLIENT FACILITATORS: Needed throughout the state and are responsible to check in clients and make sure they have all the necessary paper work to have taxes prepared. COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANTS: Needed throughout the state …

AARP Helps Georgians Ages 50+ Navigate Age Discrimination in the Workplace and Increase Job Marketability

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work Join AARP for a live panel discussion to hear how to navigate the issue of age discrimination in the workplace and what you can do to increase your job marketability. Panelists include: Cheryl Matheis, AARP Sr. Principal and Counsel; Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Assistant Professor Gerontology Institute, Georgia State University; Rita Izaquirre, Human Resources Director;  Jackson Spalding; Steven Wagner, Senior Trail Attorney, EEOC. AARP is working to ensure older workers are judged on their skills and abilities, not their age. Friday, …

AARP Georgia and NAACP Offer Free Financial Resources in Savannah

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work AARP Georgia and the 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, Savannah State University, King-Frazier Student Union Atrium, 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404. AARP is working to ensure Georgians have the financial security they need to take charge of their future and live independently as they age. SCHEDULE: Oct. 10, 2014 11:30am-12:45pm Economic Empowerment …