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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

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Attend a FREE, hands-on workshop with tablets provided for practice. Friendly Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) guides will answer your questions. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Call 1-866-591-8105 or register online, aarp.cvent.com/aarptekatlanta       FEATURED WORKSHOPS: Privacy and Sharing on Facebook—Android Tablets: Intermediate Workshop Learn to control what you see and who sees what you share on Facebook in this hands-on social media workshop. Tablet experience recommended, and you MUST bring your Facebook Username and Password. Books, News, and Music—Android Tablets: Intermediate Workshop Take your Daily News, …

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AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the selection of Alice Bennett as an Associate State Director-Community Outreach, positioned to lead AARP Georgia’s Age-Friendly Augusta and Caregiving Education Campaign. Throughout her career, Bennett has shown a continuous commitment to developing strong ties within the community she serves with her extensive background in public policy and community organizing. Age-Friendly Augusta received their official designation by AARP and the World Health Organization in April and Bennett will be based in Augusta, providing full …

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              AARP Macon-Bibb volunteers spent the weekend of April 22 – 24, helping to increase awareness of our community outreach initiatives during the 20th Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia. This year’s festival was jam-packed with activities — music, dance, food, art, storytelling and the addition of the Food Truck Alley. Over a dozen AARP Georgia volunteers helped over 20,000 festival goers learn more about Age-Friendly, Caregiving, Financial Resiliency, Multicultural Leadership, Take A Stand, …

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As part of its ongoing efforts to help families avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Georgia joined with Cascade United Methodist Church, Action Ministries Feed the Hungry,  and the Better Business Bureau to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event which provided free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. On April 30 at Cascade United Methodist Church, 12 AARP Georgia volunteers participated by registering people in their cars, passing out water and snacks to participants, helping …

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Managing a loved one’s finances is difficult under the best of circumstances, but can be daunting for family members who are geographically dispersed. That’s why Georgia lawmakers passed legislation in March that aims to make it easier for judges to determine which state has jurisdiction in a guardianship case. Previously enacted in 42 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act allows courts to recognize guardianships established out of state. It …

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Celebrating Open House today at the AARP Georgia State Office with partners, AARPGA Executive Council members, and staff. Myrtle S. Habersham, outgoing AARPGA Interim State President/current Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb Lead Volunteer, was saluted for her exemplary service and state leadership. AARPGA State Director, Debra Tyler-Horton invited our State President, Lee Baker, to address the audience. Guests were informed about AARP Georgia State Office priorities, met staffers individually, and learned about volunteer opportunities. Photo: Myrtle S. Habersham, Debra Tyler-Horton, Lee Baker

AARP Georgia is partnering with the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and The Department of Aviation Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to host a citywide debate competition for African American male students. The event is complimentary and the public is invited to attend. The AARP/ KAP Debate Competition will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Airport Marriott Hotel, 4711 Best Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30337. It will feature four high school students …

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Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks.  His exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Now, he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to …

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As part of its ongoing efforts to help families avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Georgia is joining with Cascade United Methodist Church, Action Ministries Feed the Hungry,  and Better Business Bureau to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta.  Shredding service begins at 10am, and will continue …