— AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the next State Coordinator for Georgia.  This is an unpaid volunteer position. Any ADS volunteer or individual outside of the program is welcomed to apply. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified individual who is innovative, inclusive and …

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— AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …

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— Recently, AARP Georgia hosted a Financial Forum featuring several elected officials, with over 200 people in attendance. The event kicked off with State Senator Charlie Bethel discussing the importance of financial security and saving for retirement and his related work at the state level. This was followed by an overview of AARP’s Take A Stand campaign, offered by June Lyle, AARP Regional Vice President. Finally, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Tom Price then talked in-depth about challenges to …

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— By Ann Hardie In the Nov. 8 election for U.S. Senate, voters will choose between someone they have known a long time and someone they are still getting to know. Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson, 71, first elected to the Senate in 2004, is running for a third term. Before that, he served three terms in the U.S. House and 17 years in the General Assembly. Democrat Jim Barksdale, 63, has never held political office and is running as an antiestablishment …

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— Smart Driver is a 6-hour course broken into two 3-hour sessions. Students are required to attend both sessions to complete the course. AARP’s Driver Safety is the nation’s first and largest course especially designed for drivers aged 50 and older. It addresses age-related physical changes that can affect our driving ability and provides compensating techniques for use in the driving environment. More importantly, the Driver Safety class helps participants identify individual problem areas, which helps to improve their own driving …

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— AARP announced it will broadcast a live online family caregiving event from Nashville featuring author and speaker Peter Rosenberger. Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers With Hope, will be featured in a free interactive webinar, Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor. A live simulcast of the event will be held at select AARP state offices around the country and all events will take place on Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. AARP Georgia will host caregiving viewing parties …

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— Nearly 4.8 million Georgians are working hard and paying into Social Security. But the program is out of date. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. It’s going to take leadership from the next president and commitment from Congress to update Social Security so future generations get the money they’ve earned. That’s why AARP is pressing every candidate to take action to keep Social Security strong for current and future generations. Join …

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— Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has teamed with nationally renowned security expert and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale for a campaign to raise public awareness of frauds and scams. The campaign includes public service announcements and social media content featuring videotaped comments from both Abagnale and Sam Olens. Abagnale is the former con artist whose story was portrayed by the popular book and 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can.”  For the past four decades Abagnale has consulted …

— AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Executive Council Members, representing diverse demographic areas and expertise from all over the state. The Executive Council is a team of volunteer leaders who bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the AARP Georgia state leadership. They will engage in specific roles that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within Georgia. “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer …

— Over 50% of those 65+ in the US rely on Social Security for most of their family income.  Though America has evolved over the last 80 years, Social Security has not.  With no change to current policy and spending, Social Security can only continue to pay out full benefits until 2034. The information for the next show is as follows. Next Show: Thursday, July 21, 2016        10 p.m. Eastern Time  It’s important that our future president has a plan to …