— AARP Georgia is committed to ensuring that voters have the information they need to make informed decisions on Election Day. With Congress considering legislation that could significantly affect healthcare access for its members, AARP Georgia will sponsor the digital debate coverage and post-debate analysis of the June 6th Congressional District debate between Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) on Channel 2 WSB-TV. “The nation’s eyes are on Georgia’s 6th District, and voters deserve to know where the candidates stand …

— By Novella Cross Holmes Ann Simmons is excited about the new energy infusing AARP chapters around the state. The 26 member-led Georgia chapters are holding educational programs, volunteer activities and events that benefit their local communities. “We’re sharing best practices from chapter to chapter, and our chapter is working smarter,” said Simmons, 66, of Atlanta, president of Chapter #3793, which meets in southwest Fulton County. Greg Davis, 64, of Warner Robins, president of Chapter #1952 in Houston County, said his …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

protect yourself from fraud!

— Relationships gone wrong can result in more than hurt feelings. For victims of online dating scams, the cost could be financial as well. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 15,000 complaints of romance scams nationwide in 2016, with losses exceeding $230 million. Typically, the con artist feigns romantic interest to gain a victim’s affection, then faces a “crisis” and asks for money. AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion on romance scams this fall and is asking members …

— 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! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!   Workshops will take place in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Marietta during May and June. To RSVP, visit: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

—                 May 18, 2017, 9am -2pm: Middle Georgia Regional Commission will hold its annual Senior Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401,Golden Isles Parkway, Perry, Georgia. Attendance is usually between 800-1100 seniors from the 11-county Middle Georgia area.  AARP volunteers are asked to set up an exhibit table, distribute literature, recruit volunteers, and provide giveaways.  We need volunteers to assist with handouts, exhibit table/explanations of programs, photos and set up/break down of exhibit …

— April 20, 2017:  Age-Friendly Augusta & Augusta Parks and Rec; Senior Prom; Diamond Lakes Community Center; 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Augusta, GA; Doors open at 5:30PM April 22, 2017:  AARP Chapter #266 Monthly Meeting April 26, 2017:  AARP  Vendor Table; Health and Wellness Fair; Williams Court  Senior Housing Complex; 1900 Lincoln Street, Savannah, GA April 26, 2017:  AARP Presentation;  Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church; 314 Sand Barr Ferry Road; Augusta, GA; 5:30PM-7:30PM April 27, 2017:  AARP Volunteer Fraud Training;  Augusta Richmond …

— AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County are collaborating during Earth Day to host this event to help community members protect their personal and financial assets. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 3,083,379 total consumer complaints were collected in 2015. Florida, Georgia, and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight back against fraud at the AARP Operation: Stop …

— Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Georgia volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Georgia individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is June 2. For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination forms, visit https://secure.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-03-2010/andrus_award_nomination_form/ or call 1-866-295-7281 . …

— The AARP Block Party experience will be among many exciting festivities at this year’s Atlanta Dogwood Festival beginning on Friday, April 7. The Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta staple and multi-generational outdoor affair showcasing fine arts, music, and much more. The AARP Block Party will provide event goers with a host of exciting activities including our virtual reality experience, stationary spin art bikes and the photo wall. In addition to hosting the Block Party, AARP is making a $5,000 charitable …