— AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker along with State Director Debra Tyler-Horton and Advocacy Director, Melissa Sinden visited this week with Senator David Perdue’s office. Lee discussed how AARP is fighting for the interests of older Georgians. Here in Georgia, we’re fighting alongside volunteers to protect our hard-earned benefits.  These volunteers are meeting with their elected officials, collecting signed petitions and launching letter-writing campaigns to communicate—in no uncertain terms—our support for keeping Medicare safe and strong.  We’ll be collecting stories from …

— The Georgia Power of Attorney statute currently lacks specific language as to the fiduciary duties of the agent. Recently, Georgia State Representative Chuck Efstration introduced HB 221, which provides clearer language on legal rights of the person being represented, and protections for banks and third parties who accept the representation that there is a valid Power of Attorney in good faith. This proposed legislation will allow law enforcement and prosecutors further clarity for when someone is being financially exploited, which …

— Join AARP in Atlanta and connect with other family caregivers around your table in an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. A group facilitator will help guide your conversations around such topics as how to build a support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Plus you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Seats are limited—so reserve your spot today!   FRIDAY February 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Northlake Lavista Room 2158 Ranchwood Drive NE Atlanta, GA …

— In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired, February 25 in Atlanta different times available! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!  Call 1-866-740-7588 or register online: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

— In 2016, Georgia became the 43rd state to pass the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which helps family caregivers who are legal guardians save time and court costs by making sure specific adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state. Adult guardianship is a complex web of widely varying practices of multiple stakeholders that are frequently disconnected.  Oftentimes with guardianship advocacy, stakeholders work in “silos” – or convene in groups to advance legislation, …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

— Learn wherever you are, virtually, about tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams — and what you can do about them — in free webinars and other events during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 30-February 3. Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network, AARP Foundation, and partners on tips. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0029-tax-identity-theft-awareness-week