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AARP Georgia Offers Three For Free Event In Macon-Bibb

Macon-Bibb County area residents can safely dispose of outdated documents, outdated prescriptions, and have their cars checked for best mirror and seat placement at a free event Saturday, October 25, Central City Park, 180 Willie Smokie Glover Drive. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. on October 25.  The event is co-sponsored by AARP Georgia and the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department.

The three-for-free event is an Age-Friendly Community Service Event.  Macon-Bibb County was designated as an Age-Friendly Community in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, affiliated with the World Health Organization, in April 2012.  This year the city earned a three-year extension of the designation which works towards creating healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities, and better built environments.

Shredding activities offer residents an easy, free way to get rid of confidential materials. Document shredding provides a safe, secure way to dispose of old financial documents and bills, paperwork whose access might otherwise pose a risk of identity theft.

Car Fit improves car safety by measuring and adjusting critical factors such as the distance between the driver and the car's gas and brake pedals; the distance between the steering wheel and driver's chest; line of sight above the steering wheel; and much more.

“The CarFit checks are conducted by trained volunteers through the AARP Driver Safety program,” said Karen Cooper, Associate State Director- Community Outreach, AARP Georgia.  “Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation staff will also be available to check auto fluids and tire pressure on vehicles, which provides another benefit to coming to Central City Park for the event on October 25.”

Law enforcement will be on-site to receive outdated or unused prescriptions, so medications can be disposed of safely. All services are free, but a donation of 3-4 non-perishable food items is requested. All donated food items will go to a local food bank.

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