— 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 …

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— Living safely involves more than keeping streets crime-free. It also means steering clear of scammers online. AARP Georgia will help on both fronts by hosting a National Night Out in Macon-Bibb on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with presentations across the city from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. AARP volunteers will join with police officers, firefighters and local officials to promote safe, livable neighborhoods and to inform people how to identify and avoid scams by using resources available through the AARP Fraud …

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— AARP Georgia is hiring for a Senior Program Assistant. Please visit here for more information.   About AARPGA: AARP Georgia continues to bring attention to issues important to our state’s 50-plus population. In 2016, we are making significant contributions to personal fulfillment, financial resilience, health security and community presence, targeting the communities of Atlanta, Augusta, and Macon-Bibb.

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— Technology has changed the way we live, learn and work and in the case of telehealth, it’s also saving time and saving lives! Next Show: Thursday, June 16, 2016 10 p.m. ET Telemedicine has improved access to quality health care across the most rural and isolated parts of America.  On this month’s AARP Live, we’ll take a look inside one of these eHealth systems and learn why it pays to be tech savvy. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl and …

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— You are invited to watch a free screening of Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, sponsored by AARP Georgia and Out On Film as a part of AARP Movies for Grownups. Movie Description: Shortly after Edie and Thea meet in in the early 1960s, they become “engaged”, though the idea of marriage for gay and lesbian couples was unthinkable at the time and would not come to pass for another four decades. Registration is required: visit the site below to register …

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— Social Security is becoming even more important in Georgia and throughout the country. Over 1.6 million Georgians receive Social Security benefits and these benefits serve as the only source of income for one in three Georgians age 65 and older. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. That is why AARP has been asking the Presidential candidates and elected officials to Take a Stand and share their plans to make Social Security financially …

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— We can support family caregivers so they can safely care for their older loved ones at home—keeping them out of nursing homes, and preventing unnecessary and costly hospitalizations. We can help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—like training, help at home, flexibility at work, and tools to make big responsibilities a little bit easier. Read the recent story in The AARP Bulletin about the caregiving resources provided by AARP Georgia and how you can access these important tools to help …

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— By Ann Hardie Romell Cooks knows the ins and outs of caregiving: Her father lived to be 94, her mother 100. Now Cooks is among the AARP Georgia volunteers who conduct a workshop called Prepare to Care, which helps people plan for the role of family caregiver. The workshop is designed to complement AARP’s how-to publication “Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families.” “Unfortunately, most families don’t have a caregiving plan in place. This workshop tells you how to …

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— Join AARP in Metro Atlanta for an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. Connect with other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. You’ll learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs – so reserve your spot today!   RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Call 1-800-278-1045 or register online: aarp.cvent.com/aarpcareversationsatlanta