— 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 …

— By Ann Hardie Twenty-three years ago, Cynthia Allen said, she contracted HIV from her then-husband. Soon after that, her mother, Margaret, became very sick with pneumonia. “At the time, I was suicidal,” Allen said. She was dealing with the double shock of the diagnosis and her marriage ending. Based on her experience, Allen asked doctors to run an HIV test on her mother. She said she believes it saved her mother’s life and gave her own life new purpose. “After …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb is celebrating their milestone of continuous improvements as indicated by the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Their designation as the country’s first Age-Friendly Community was approved in 2012 by the World Health Organization and AARP. This network serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make communities supportive for residents of all ages. The network provides U.S. cities, towns, and counties with the resources to become more Age-Friendly by tapping into national and global research, …

— Macon-Bibb County becomes the first community to receive a five-year renewal as part of the worldwide network of Age-Friendly Communities. Tomorrow, AARP will acknowledge Macon-Bibb’s commitment and its multi-year plan to enhance accessibility, convenience, and, ultimately, become more user-friendly for all ages. The AARP/WHO Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Five-Year Renewal provides for continuous community sustainability, and that includes enhancing programs and looking at development and infrastructure that promote a walkable, livable, multimodal, and green lifestyle March 21 9:30 a.m. – Meet and …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …