AARP Georgia and SAGE Offer Life Reimagined® Check-Up to Fulfill New Dreams

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia WHO:              AARP Georgia and SAGE Atlanta are collaborating to help the local LGBT 50+ population live life to the fullest. WHAT:             Life Reimagined® Check-Up is a 2-hour “guided” conversation, which allows participants to imagine (or reimagine!) a life goal or unfulfilled dream and chart a path to make it happen. WHERE:           The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Avenue, NE, Annex, Atlanta, GA 30307 WHEN:             Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm WHY:               In …

Livable Age-Friendly Communities Make For Happier, Healthier Atlantans

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

Georgia | 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 …

AARP Georgia Sponsors Fraud Workshops and Shredding Event in Columbus

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

Events | Georgia           WHO:              This event is in partnership with the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, AARP GreaterColumbus Georgia Chapter 5378, Feeding the Valley, and Springer Opera House.Special thanks to River Mill Data Management.   WHAT:             Community members will learn about the most common scams and identity thefttactics as part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network.  Free workshops are available and shredding services will be provided in theparking lot. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Feeding the …

Help Georgians Save Money: Join The AARP Tax-Aide Program Volunteer Team

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | 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: A. STATE COORDINATOR: Need a well-organized seasoned leader  to assist  the experienced team of  20 Districts Coordinators including the 850 volunteers, located throughout the state, in executing our 2014 Plan. This role can be based anywhere within the state of Georgia. The opportunity is available immediately. B. TAX  PREPARERS: Needed throughout the State from January to April.  No …

Georgians Strongly Support Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Age Discrimination According to AARP Survey

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy | Georgia A new AARP survey demonstrates older Georgians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace. The recent poll of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 84 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). To view the Georgia survey, visit this link. Significantly, 84 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 11 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Georgia …

Join the Tablet and Smartphone World

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

Georgia | 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 …