Medicare Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Improving Health Care

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Did you know 56 million people benefit from Medicare? Click on the image for full view of this infographic.

AARP Praises Passage of Bipartisan Older Americans Act in Senate

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy AARP applauds the bipartisan action on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Senate passed the bill the same week that we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the OAA. “AARP is thrilled with the passage of this bipartisan bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act in the Senate and we urge the House of Representatives to swiftly do the …

AARP Georgia Announces New Interim State President

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Volunteering AARP Georgia is pleased to announce that Myrtle S. Habersham, Executive Council Member for the AARP Georgia State Office, has graciously accepted the role as AARP Georgia Interim State President. “I am honored and very pleased to have been selected as Interim State President, AARP Georgia.  AARP is a dynamic organization whose services and programs make a measurable difference to the 50 and older population and their family members,” says Myrtle S. Habersham, AARP Georgia Interim State President. “I look forward …

AARP Georgia Joins Petition Drive for Online Dating Sites to Crack Down on Fraud

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Fraud With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is calling on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Georgia is inviting its members and the general public to become involved in the national campaign by signing an online petition. Demonstrating the ease with which online dating con artists currently operate, the June/July edition of AARP The Magazine contains the compelling story …

Multicultural communities – AARP helping people live the lives they want to live

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Community | Volunteering What is AARP doing in other states when it comes to improving multicultural communities? How are AARP state offices working to help meet the needs of family caregivers and those taking care of their loved ones? How is it helping people picture their own retirement by helping them save more, and protecting them from fraud, scams and elder abuse? This week on “Real Life,” you’ll hear from AARP Georgia Associate State Directors Melisa Sinden and Charmina Young, as well as …

Free AARP Tax-Aide at Gwinnett Tech Served Record Number of Taxpayers

Posted on 06/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work The team of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers serving residents at Gwinnett Technical College this tax season set a new record.  The team of about 17 volunteers filed 1,026 returns, compared to 921 last year. Each year, Gwinnett Tech partners with AARP Tax-Aide to provide free income tax preparation and tax counseling for community residents, including Gwinnett Tech students and college team members. The service is available from early February until the April filing deadline. This year, the volunteers saved the individuals …