— 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, …

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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 …

— 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 …

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— Relationships gone wrong can result in more than hurt feelings. For victims of online dating scams, the cost could be financial as well. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 15,000 complaints of romance scams nationwide in 2016, with losses exceeding $230 million. Typically, the con artist feigns romantic interest to gain a victim’s affection, then faces a “crisis” and asks for money. AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion on romance scams this fall and is asking members …

— Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the creation of Georgia’s Older Adults Cabinet, a committee working to enhance the state’s capacity to serve older adults. The Older Adults Cabinet seeks to identify ways for Georgia to improve the well-being of its older residents by bringing together state agency heads whose work supports older Georgians, as well as stakeholders in the business, philanthropic, and education communities. Representing over 1.2 million members in the state, AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton has been …

— Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

— AARP Georgia invites you to join us for an in-person watch party for our Online Work & Jobs Event, “Improv to Get the Job,” Thursday October 20 at 6:15pm. We’ll watch a live broadcast, featuring Ellen Feldman-Ornato and Jenny Drescher, who will show you how to create genuine connections more easily and confidently by learning basic improv skills. You’ll learn how to use humor and fun to engage with others and become more warm and natural in interactions for greater …

— Recognizing the energy and strength that volunteers give to its efforts, AARP Georgia is stepping up to help those who help their communities. The state office is hosting its 2016 Volunteer Summit Oct. 28-29 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. The event is designed to help AARP volunteers do their jobs better by providing a comprehensive overview of AARP activities as well as training in advocacy, team building and communication. “The curriculum is designed to strengthen skills that volunteers …