— Executive Council Member and Lead Volunteer for Macon-Bibb Myrtle Habersham received AARP Georgia’s 2017 Andrus Award, named for the founder of AARP Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Affectionately known as the “unofficial mayor of Macon-Bibb,” Myrtle champions for the rights of those who are 50+ wherever she goes. She has been a valued and trusted member of AARP Georgia, and we were thrilled to have her recognized by The Telegraph, Macon-Bibb’s primary daily newspaper for her efforts. Thanks, Myrtle! We appreciate …

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— Want to learn more about advocating for your rights under the Gold Dome? AARP Georgia’s Advocacy Team is having a training session that will help you. During the workshop, Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden and the Advocacy Team will review the 2017 legislative session and provide an overview of the 2018 session. “We want our volunteers to leave this training with a good understanding of the upcoming issues and how they can help AARP with its advocacy efforts,” said Sinden. Please …

— Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

— The Profile of Positive Aging Awards Gala Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of active and older individuals who continue to live life to the fullest. Three organizations, Leading Age Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center for Positive Aging, created this event, which is intended to “unveil the beautiful truths about aging.” AARP Georgia volunteer LaVerne Gaither was an honoree at this year’s ceremony  held at the Atlanta History Center where the event paid tribute to “Elders who have …

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— You are invited to join AARP President Eric Schneidewind and AARP’s Legislative Policy Director, David Certner, for a one-hour Q&A style conversation about  tax reform and potential bi-partisan legislation on health care from Senators Alexander and Murray.  Most importantly, you are invited to share your questions and comments with these key AARP leaders. When:  Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT noon MT/11 a.m. PT) How:  Dial: 877-209-3531(toll-free and no PIN required) As always, the calls will be …

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— Purpose Prize Winner Mike Weaver, founder of Weaver & Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now (WeCCAAN), Atlanta, Ga., is a former college professor who teaches the value of public service by bringing teens and adults together for service-learning trips to communities in need. From cleaning vacant lots to creating community gardens, Weaver and Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now is making a difference in the lives and futures of its participants as well as the recipients of their volunteerism. Weaver is also …

— The Paint Party for Caregivers held Thursday night (Nov. 2) in Augusta was a terrific time for caregivers to connect with others who are in similar situations. By hosting this event, AARP wanted to provide caregivers with an opportunity to use their creative expression to work through the isolation they might feel. Partnering with Foundation for Art & Healing and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, attendees were  channel their energies to creating their own one-of-a-kind painting.  As the event …

— Learn more about the Power of Attorney law and your rights, and the rights of someone entrusted to your care at a free symposium on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College. Rep. Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula) will provide an overview of the changes to Georgia law, while other leading experts will discuss available valuable resources. Highlights from the day include a presentation from Nancy Pitra, a Georgia Legal Aid attorney, who will provide information about obtaining …

— AARP Georgia is hosting an event in Savannah this month that celebrates the theme of Disrupt Aging, which involves changing the way society views older adults. The free event—65 Shades of Grey: Living Life at Any Age Sassy, Suave and Satisfied—will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The sessions focus on health, wealth and self. Anyone can attend, but registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/65ShadesSavannah or by calling 877-926-8300 …

— Let’s flip the script on aging. Join AARP in Savannah for 65 Shades of Silver: Living Life…Sassy, Suave and Satisfied on Friday, October 13th. A dynamic line up of speakers will focus on three core areas – health, wealth and self – and will provide tips and tools for those who are refocusing and reinventing themselves as they age. People of all ages are invited to attend to enjoy inspiring conversation, good food, fashion, music and fun! The event is …