Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Getting on the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Don O’Briant James Veal has been driving for six decades, but after taking the AARP Smart Driver Course in January, he found that even experienced drivers can learn something new. “I took the old AARP Driver Safety Course about three years ago and thought this one would be much of the same,” said Veal, 75, of Blue Ridge. “But it had more details about city driving and how physical problems affect your driving. It taught me a lot of …

Documentary Showcases Senior Hunger

Posted on 12/15/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Volunteering        Join us for live viewings in Macon and Chamblee of Senior Hunger in Georgia, a 30-minute, made-for-TV documentary detailing the plight of the hungry. Told in a series of short interviews, a mix of aid recipients, SNAP coordinators, government officials and food bank operators outline the severity and persistence of the problem, which remains unabated even as the economy slowly recovers, and covers what’s being done to assist.        “Hunger remains a major problem in Georgia, especially for older …

Volunteer Gary Cecil Awarded Prestigious Andrus Award

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Volunteering Gary Cecil has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Georgia selected Gary Cecil for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers. Gary Cecil has donated more than 1,000 hours to AARP Georgia community events, leading others through his unfailing dedication to improving life for those over 50. His …

How to Lend a Hand During Tax Season; Volunteers Needed for Various Roles

How to Lend a Hand During Tax Season; Volunteers Needed for Various Roles

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Bill Sanders Peter Tartikoff, of Sandy Springs, doesn’t mind missing a few rounds of golf during tax season. Time away from the fairways isn’t a sacrifice because he likes assisting people who look to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for help with their returns. Its focus is on low- and moderate-income taxpayers 60 and older, but it is open to anyone. Tax-Aide requires a small army of volunteers to provide the free service. For 10 weeks during tax season, Tartikoff, 71, …

Video focuses on Senior Hunger in Georgia

Video focuses on Senior Hunger in Georgia

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Volunteering Senior Hunger in Georgia is a video that documents stories of older Georgians who struggle with hunger every day and the support systems in place to help get them back on track.    Seen on public access stations throughout the state, the video is designed to also provide resources to those in need.  The film outlines the root causes of hunger in Georgia through interviews with staff working on the front lines of this silent epidemic.    “Hunger in Georgia …

Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo, comes to Georgia

Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo, comes to Georgia

Posted on 08/5/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

Volunteering Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo, is in our backyard this year! Atlanta will host the event Oct. 3-5, and you’ve got so many great reasons to register: world-class entertainers, dynamic speakers, lifestyle and learning sessions and a jam-packed exhibit floor. Along with all that will go on in the Georgia World Congress Center, join us on Thursday, Oct. 3rd as we head out into the community for the 2013 Life@50+ Day of Service and a wide range of volunteer …