— Please be our guest for the screening of Care, a movie about the poignant world of in-home elder care, the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders, and the cracks in the US care system. Panel discussion to follow. To register, follow this link: https://aarp.cvent.com/filmscreeningcare2017 WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 WHERE: Phipps Plaza AMC 3500 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Ga. 30326 TIME: doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.                   …

— Fast Facts about Abuse & Fraud in Georgia: In FY 2016, 55 percent of all the Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation cases investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were Financial Exploitation cases. Georgia has the second highest per capita rate of reported fraud and other types of complaints. The Power of Attorney Symposium was today at the Busbee Center on the campus of Gwinnett Tech. Our expert panelists included Georgia State Representative, Chuck Efstration; Chief Assistant District Attorney for Cobb …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— The Georgia Power of Attorney statute currently lacks specific language as to the fiduciary duties of the agent. Recently, Georgia State Representative Chuck Efstration introduced HB 221, which provides clearer language on legal rights of the person being represented, and protections for banks and third parties who accept the representation that there is a valid Power of Attorney in good faith. This proposed legislation will allow law enforcement and prosecutors further clarity for when someone is being financially exploited, which …

— AARP Georgia invites you to join us for an in-person watch party for our Online Work & Jobs Event, “Improv to Get the Job,” Thurs, October 20, 6:15pm. Register here to attend: http://spr.ly/61828BlAy 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.  If you can’t join us in Atlanta, please  join us from anywhere in the state. Refreshments provided.

— Recently, AARP Georgia hosted a Financial Forum featuring several elected officials, with over 200 people in attendance. The event kicked off with State Senator Charlie Bethel discussing the importance of financial security and saving for retirement and his related work at the state level. This was followed by an overview of AARP’s Take A Stand campaign, offered by June Lyle, AARP Regional Vice President. Finally, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Tom Price then talked in-depth about challenges to …