New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: Georgia One of 12 States Surveyed

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.  The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 988 in Georgia. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that put a person at the greatest risk of being scammed. “Just as a weakened immune system lowers your …

Georgia Residents Saved Over $270 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Georgia Residents Saved Over $270 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Georgia residents on Medicare saved over $270 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $894. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part …

Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and CarFit Event Returning to Ellijay

Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and CarFit Event Returning to Ellijay

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia Gilmer County Retired Educators and AARP Chapter members can help you with your Spring Cleaning this year. On Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AARP Georgia is sponsoring a Shredding/Electronics Recycling/CarFit event at the Ellijay Church of Christ parking lot, 351 N. Main Street in Ellijay.  Help protect yourself from fraud by bringing outdated or confidential papers, receipts, and checks that are no longer needed to be shredded.   Bring personal computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, microwaves, and …

ACA Marketplace Enrollment Offered In Macon

ACA Marketplace Enrollment Offered In Macon

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Health & Wellbeing March 31 is the last day to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, and there is assistance available. AARP Georgia is hosting a Health Insurance Marketplace to help Macon residents learn more and get assistance in enrollment. The free event will take place Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Wingate by Wyndham, (Between Cracker Barrel & Cheddar’s), 100 Northcrest Boulevard, (Riverside), Macon. Attendees are asked to prepare a list of health care providers that are used to ensure the …

AARP Hosts 50+Job Fair in Lithonia

AARP Hosts 50+Job Fair in Lithonia

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work AARP Georgia is hosting the 50+ Job Fair in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) on Thursday, March 20 in DeKalb County for workers 50 years old and older. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia. GDOL staff will be available to provide applicants with information on resume-writing and interviewing skills. Other resources available at the fair include information on healthcare, housing, and …

AARP Sponsors Autocross This Spring Promoting Driver Safety

AARP Sponsors Autocross This Spring Promoting Driver Safety

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia Atlanta Motor Speedway will host an American Street Car Series autocross event during the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama on April 26-27. The American Street Car Series, which hosts autocross events around the country, will coordinate an autocross open to all show participants.  The competition is open for autocross veterans, as well as drivers interested in giving it a try.  There is no additional charge for the autocross competition as it is included with the show participant entry fee. The Autocross …