AARP Georgia Announces Introduction of Retirement Security Bill

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP GA | Comments

  Senator Charlie Bethel, Chair of the Georgia Senate Insurance and Labor Committee has introduced SR 736, which would create a legislative study committee to examine the retirement needs of working Georgians and determine the feasibility of creating a “Work and Save” plan in the state. Currently, one out of every two workers in the State of Georgia does not have a way to save for retirement at work. A “Work and Save” plan would give those employees a simple …

AARP Georgia Names Debra Tyler-Horton as New State Director

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP GA | Comments

AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Tyler-Horton as its new State Director, a move that elevates her from AARP North Carolina’s Associate State Director – Multicultural Outreach to this state’s top decision-making position. Tyler-Horton joined the AARP NC team in 2010 tasked with developing a deeper presence in diverse communities by strengthening visibility, engaging volunteers and members, building key relationships, conducting grassroots activities and participating in educational forums.  Tyler-Horton has demonstrated success leading and managing teams, …

Aging Supporters Rally at Georgia Capitol

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP GA | Comments

Seniors are voters too! Fund aging now! These and many more slogans were chanted loudly and announced on signs today during the annual Be There 4 Seniors Rally at the Georgia Capitol. Over 300 advocates gathered to push for more intentional legislation for Georgians. Twenty AARP Georgia volunteers and staff members rallied in support of caregivers, protection of the vulnerable, and independence promotion.  

Macon-Bibb Volunteers Support MLK Parade Marchers

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP GA | Comments

By AARPGA Macon-Bibb Volunteer, Jim Bass AARP Georgia Macon-Bibb volunteers received a warm welcome to participate in this year’s Martin Luther King Day Parade by Mayor Robert Reichert. The volunteers set up tables offering information about AARP and provided water to the marchers. Over 1,000 people participated in the march. The marchers gathered in front of the Government Building, marching from all the communities from the four corners of the city, north, south, east, and west Macon.  

Georgia Age-Friendly Community Featured by American Planning Association

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP GA | Comments

Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb, the founding member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, was one of three AARP areas highlighted by the American Planning Association for enhanced work to make a community more livable for all ages. The article details the benefits of Livable Communities, such as Macon-Bibb’s example and how community members are using the results of the Livability Index to help residents age in place. https://www.planning.org/planning/open/2015/livabilityforall.htm Pictured: AARP Georgia Interim State President and Lead Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Volunteer, Myrtle Habersham

Help for Caregivers When a Patient Leaves the Hospital

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Drew Jubera Among the many tasks Willis Collins has done while caring for his ailing wife, Lillie, 69, the scariest may have been determining what to give her when her blood sugar was too high or too low. Both are potentially dangerous for a diabetic. It frightened Collins because, he said, he hardly had a clue. No one had told him how to calculate his wife’s insulin dosage. “I was shooting in the dark,” said Collins, 72, a retired …