AARP Helping Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing Two million people in Georgia serve as unpaid caregivers, and if you aren’t already one of them, chances are you will be one day. AARP Georgia is working with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to offer “Caring for You, Caring for Me,” a program that helps family caregivers tend to their own needs while taking care of others. Free workshops begin this month in Atlanta, Macon-Bibb, Augusta and Savannah, where attendees will learn about available resources and get tips …

AARP Georgia Partners with White County Chamber to Prevent Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. AARP Georgia and the White County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer an educational session on Tuesday, March 17, 8:30-10am at the Roy Ash Jr. Community Room (behind United Community Bank), 89 East Jarrard Street, Cleveland, GA 30528. Breakfast will be provided and advance registration is required. The cost is $5 for Chamber Members and $10 for Non-Members. Experts from the Federal Trade Commission and Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection will discuss …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Uncategorized We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

Economic Empowerment: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial, who last year hosted a conference themed, “Bridges to Jobs and Justice”, often stresses the need for poor people to have jobs as a key to economic empowerment and civil rights. Marcia Griffin, founder of Homefree USA, says home ownership is crucial to economic empowerment since “96 percent of African-American wealth is in our homes.” Michael Grant, president/CEO of the National Bankers Association, says the key to economic empowerment in the Black community is …

Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Beginning In February 2014

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “AARP Georgia continues to seek out positive opportunities to help those 50+ by offering free, …

Georgia Ranks #2 in Identity Theft Complaints

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …