Get Debt Under Control

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Whether it’s the mortgage, credit cards, or student loans for the kids, consumer debt adds up to a big burden on millions of people. When you carry a lot of debt, it makes saving for retirement that much harder. Today, more Americans than ever are carrying debt into their retirement years. While you can take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone when it comes to debt, you can also take action to tackle it. Check …

AARP Georgia Partners with America’s Night Out Against Crime in Macon-Bibb

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia A kick off/press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 11am at the Historic Terminal Station, 700 Poplar Street.  AARP Georgia is collaborating with the Macon-Bibb Sheriff’s Department to encourage local community members to participate in “Americas’ Night Out Against Crime.” In support of this event, AARP Georgia will provide a Fraud Watch Network workshop on August 5, 12:30pm at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. During the workshop, performances will be provided by local youth from …

AARP Georgia Offers Free Smart Device Training for 50+ Population

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia Bridging the Digital Divide is the aim of the AARP T.E.K. (technology, education, knowledge) program in Georgia. Each free session/workshop is structured with a main instructor providing the tutorial and teaching with individual TEK Guides providing one-on-one instruction. Attendees will learn touchscreen basics, applications, photo sharing, texting, video chat, and more. T.E.K.  is being offered currently in Metro Atlanta, Macon-Bibb, and Augusta.   For registration at AARP TEK Workshops, please call: 1-866-740-6931   Upcoming sessions include:   Macon August 13, …

AARP Georgia Offers Fraud Watch Network as a Resource Helping Georgians Protect Their Financial Security

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work AARP Georgia realizes identity theft is a major problem in our state. According to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, in 2012, Georgia was the state with the second greatest number of complaints related to identity theft filed with the Federal Trade Commission. In Georgia, the AARP Fraud Watch Network helps people fight back against fraud, identity theft, and scams. Augusta community members are invited to learn how to protect their financial resources and identity during a Fraud Watch Network …

AARP Georgia Empowers Women to Take Immediate Steps for Long-Term Planning

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work Recent reports state that six in 10 women are unsure how they will pay for long-term care. By learning about long-term care options, women can take steps today that may help them live better in the future. AARP helps Georgia women take charge of the decisions affecting their lives by hosting a Decide. Create. Share.℠ workshop on Thursday, August 14, from 10am-12pm at the KROC Center, 1833 Broad Street, Augusta. The session is in conjunction with Central Savanah River Area …

Aging Conference to Focus on Communities

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Georgia | Local Resources Aging well is good for people and wine—so what better place to host a conference on aging than a winery resort? Eli Lilly and Company and AARP Georgia are sponsoring the Georgia Gerontology Society’s 2014 conference, Aged to Perfection, July 28-30 at the Chateau Elan in Braselton. The conference provides continuing education for researchers, educators, advocates, legislators and service providers. “These professionals take what they learn back to their communities to improve the lives of older Georgians across the state,” …