AARP Georgia Advocacy Volunteers Push Support for Aging Issues

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy           On March 2, AARP Georgia mobilized volunteer advocates at the state Capitol on behalf of nearly 1 million members across Georgia. Coordinated by Melissa Sinden, AARP Georgia, Associate State Director-Advocacy, Lobby Day provided an opportunity for volunteers to learn about our legislative priorities and convene with elected officials ensuring full optimization of our grassroots strategies. AARP GA State Director Greg Tanner and State President Joe Dukes addressed the volunteers, expressing the impact and relevance they …

AARP Georgia Announces Introduction of Adult Guardianship Legislation

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Advocacy Today, Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Josh McKoon (R-29) introduced the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) which would make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. SB207 would allow Georgia courts to recognize adult guardianship orders from other states, and, similarly, other states that have passed the uniform act may recognize Georgia court orders. UAGPPJA also creates a clear process for determining which state has jurisdiction and outlines procedures for transferring a …

Atlantans to Talk About Making Their Communities More Age-Friendly

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY AARP Georgia hopes to grow relevance by giving voice to Atlantans about what they want to see in their community. Many of us want to age where we live so AARP is hosting a public discussion which will take place on Saturday, March 28, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, 3626 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta. Lunch will be provided as a part of your reservation for the event. This important discussion will provide: • An overview of livable Age-Friendly …

AARP Helping Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing Two million people in Georgia serve as unpaid caregivers, and if you aren’t already one of them, chances are you will be one day. AARP Georgia is working with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to offer “Caring for You, Caring for Me,” a program that helps family caregivers tend to their own needs while taking care of others. Free workshops begin this month in Atlanta, Macon-Bibb, Augusta and Savannah, where attendees will learn about available resources and get tips …

AARP Georgia Partners with White County Chamber to Prevent Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Money & Work Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. AARP Georgia and the White County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer an educational session on Tuesday, March 17, 8:30-10am at the Roy Ash Jr. Community Room (behind United Community Bank), 89 East Jarrard Street, Cleveland, GA 30528. Breakfast will be provided and advance registration is required. The cost is $5 for Chamber Members and $10 for Non-Members. Experts from the Federal Trade Commission and Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection will discuss …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Uncategorized We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …