Help Alleviate Burden of Student Debt

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

Events | Georgia | Home & Family | 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

Georgia | 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 …

Ways to Give Back: Volunteers Needed

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Georgia | Volunteering By Novella Cross Holmes When Carrie Russell retired five years ago, she knew she wanted to do volunteer work in her community, sharing knowledge she had acquired over a 33-year career in banking. But she wasn’t sure how to do it. “I didn’t really know what giving back was going to look like,” said Russell, 65, of Atlanta. “So I started volunteering for a number of different organizations, until I discovered AARP.” She attended several AARP conferences, including one in …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Georgia Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

AARP/OLLI Driver Safety Courses Now Offered at Emory

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Local Resources Are you having a hard time finding intellectual or social stimulation in retirement?  More than 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) throughout the United States offer classes, excursions, and social events for people just like you – and now AARP is partnering with OLLI at Emory University to offer a special driver safety course at the Executive Park location on Wednesday, January 14 and January 21 from 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. AARP’s Driver Safety is the nation’s first and …

AARP Georgia Offers Three For Free Event In Macon-Bibb

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

Events | Georgia | Local Resources Macon-Bibb County area residents can safely dispose of outdated documents, outdated prescriptions, and have their cars checked for best mirror and seat placement at a free event Saturday, October 25, Central City Park, 180 Willie Smokie Glover Drive. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. on October 25.  The event is co-sponsored by AARP Georgia and the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department. The three-for-free event is an Age-Friendly Community Service Event.  Macon-Bibb County was designated …