Celebrate 62 Million Strong During National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Volunteering by Nancy A. LeaMond Every month, I learn about a new holiday or commemorative date to raise awareness.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, there are 30 such commemorations in April, including Vitamin C Day and Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. While there’s a lot to celebrate about taking your vitamins — and taking business casual to the next level — there is one event in particular this month that I believe deserves our attention and support. This week …

Sandwich Generation: Preparing for Retirement and Juggling Competing Financial Demands

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Finances 50+ Join us for a free financial security workshop and animal encounter at the Zoo Atlanta to talk about the Sandwich Generation: Taking Care of Children, Saving for Retirement, & Taking Care of Aging Parents. The fun, but informative event takes place on April 21, 2015 6:30pm-8:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave, SE Atlanta. Generation X and Baby Boomer families will learn how to identify and explore tools to assess their retirement saving while taking care of loved ones. All participants will have …

Calling All Caregivers

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Caregiving AARP GA is collaborating with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to provide the Prepare to Care: “Caring for You, Caring for Me” workshops at the Buck Melton Center, 150 Sessions Drive, Macon Ga 31201. This 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules, addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of each other’s perspective on what it means to be a …

Ten Ways To Participate In A Grassroots Campaign To Prepare For Emergencies

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Home & Family Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters. We have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact their communities, not enough Americans are taking action. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that nearly 60 percent of Americans …

AARP Shines Brightly During Lauded Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted on 04/3/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY Each March, Macon becomes a pink, cotton-spun paradise as over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their glory. For 10 days, festival-lovers are treated to one of the most extravagant displays of springtime color in the nation as they visit the town referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. Despite its humble beginnings, the festival has become one of the Top 20 Events in the South, Top 50 Events in the U.S., and …

AARP Upson County and Macon-Bibb Chapters Collaborate to Serve Middle Georgia

Posted on 04/3/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Uncategorized Last week AARP Upson County and Macon-Bibb Chapter members along with AARP Georgia Executive Council Member Myrtle S. Habersham and AARP Georgia Program Specialist Hillary Thomas met to discuss strategies serving Middle Georgia with support from the Georgia State Office.