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 …

AARP Sponsors Annual Black Tie Gala To Raise Funds For Atlanta Children With Sickle Cell Anemia

Posted on 06/12/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Caregiving | Community Winning the Battles In Your Mind, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, will host their 3rd Annual Saving the Future One Tie at a Time black tie gala on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria (2 Galleria Parkway Southeast). Presented by AARP, this single event launches an annual fundraising campaign with a goal to raise over $50K for local families with children living with Sickle Cell Anemia. Winning the Battles in Your Mind is excited to partner …

Annual Andrus Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community

Posted on 06/12/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Volunteering AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Georgians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP is excited to shine a light on 50+ Georgians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Tobias Tillmon, AARP Georgia Interim State Director. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Georgia based on how the …

AARP Georgia Receives Community Service Award from City of Atlanta

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Livable Communities Last month, AARP Georgia was awarded with the Community Service Award honoring Older Atlantans Month. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presented the award for AARP’s contributions to the City of Atlanta over the years. More than 1,000 attendees participated and AARP discussed its 2014 Age-Friendly Atlanta accomplishments and our upcoming events in 2015. AARP volunteers educated attendees on Age-Friendly/Livable Communities programming, fraud prevention tips, caregiving, and other relevant tools and resources to help Atlantans enhance their quality of life. An Age-Friendly …

National Safety Month: Drive Safe, Drive Smart

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …