AARP, City of Atlanta, PEDS Partner to Evaluate Neighborhood Walkability

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Livable Communities AARP Georgia, The City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, and PEDS – metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization are partnering to host a Summerhill Neighborhood Walk Audit, May 28, 9am-1pm, Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center, 3rd Floor, 250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta.  Participants will look at the Georgia Avenue Corridor and evaluate opportunities for improving neighborhood walkability and connectivity for all ages to become a more Age-Friendly/Livable Community. Established by the World Health Organization, an AARP Age-Friendly Community is designed to …

May 15: Learn More About Caregiving: What Are the Costs?

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Caregiving Here in Georgia, almost 2 million people are giving their hearts as family caregivers every day, helping older parents, spouses and others to live independently. That’s why AARP Georgia advocates for commonsense solutions to support caregivers and their loved ones. Our symposium, Caregiving: What Are the Costs?, will discuss various factors which impact caregivers, including financial, physical and emotional costs, as well as the tools and resources available to continue to care for others. Every year in Georgia, caregivers provide …

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

Atlanta Conference for Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Home & Family Caring for frail or ailing loved ones carries a high cost, both in hours spent tending to their needs and in the emotional and physical toll on family caregivers. AARP Georgia will address these issues at a statewide conference, The Cost of Caregiving, on May 15 in Atlanta. As many as 200 long-term care professionals are expected to attend. The three-hour event will feature a panel discussion on the financial and emotional impacts of caregiving, as well as the economic …

AARP GA State President Joe Dukes Gathers with Fellow State Presidents in D.C.

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Volunteering By Chelsae Gill-James AARP Georgia Advocacy Intern AARP State Presidents converged in Washington, D.C. this month for AARP’s 2015 State President Orientation. The recently appointed AARP Georgia State President, Joe Dukes was in attendance with 17 newly inducted presidents as well as incumbents from every state.  Each State President was accompanied by their respective State Director and Regional Volunteer Director. The goals of this orientation were to reinforce the value and need for a strong State President and State Director …

Celebrate 62 Million Strong During National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Volunteering by Nancy A. LeaMond Every month, I learn about a new holiday or commemorative date to raise awareness.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, there are 30 such commemorations in April, including Vitamin C Day and Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. While there’s a lot to celebrate about taking your vitamins — and taking business casual to the next level — there is one event in particular this month that I believe deserves our attention and support. This week …