Capitol Catch-Up featuring Melissa Sinden, Week 6

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-16T14:56:21+00:00">February 16, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Welcome to Capitol Catch-Up week 6 featuring Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. Watch the short video for Gold Dome updates. The text of her video is below. Happy Friday! “This week at the General Assembly, the House unanimously passed HB 635, which would develop an effective review process for elder abuse. We thank Chairman Sharon Cooper for her leadership on this important legislation. The hearing for SB 351, which would afford full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in …

Melissa Sinden Presents “Capitol-Catch Up” Week 5

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-08T19:30:27+00:00">February 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-08T19:30:54+00:00">February 8, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Welcome to week 5 of Capitol Catch-Up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. The text of the video is below. “This week at the General Assembly, the House Human Relations and Aging Committee unanimously passed HB 635, which would develop an effective review process for elder abuse. We thank Chairman Sharon Cooper for her leadership on this important legislation. SB 351, a bill that would afford full practice authority for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in rural and underserved areas was …

Want to know what’s going on under the Gold Dome? Check out the video below!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-02T19:59:28+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Welcome to Week 4 of Capitol Catch-Up with Melissa Sinden! The text of the video is below. “This week, members of the House Rural Caucus introduced a bill that seeks to implement recommendations from the House Rural Development Council to increase access to care in rural areas. HB 769 would provide for the establishment of the Rural Center for Health Care Innovation and Sustainability, among many other provisions. AARP will host a volunteer teletown hall on Thursday, Feb. 8 at …

AARP Ad on Super Bowl Sunday — What do you think?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-01T13:47:17+00:00">February 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-01T14:15:39+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

You’re going to watch the Super Bowl anyway … why not give us your comments on our new advertising messages? We know you have a keen eye for, and interest in, AARP’s commercials. With that in mind, I wanted you to know that AARP is kicking off a new ad campaign on Feb. 4 (Super Bowl Sunday) during the NBC program This Is Us.  This is a chance for you to hear insights on how the brand campaigns seen on …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Reaches a 50-year Milestone

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-31T17:02:34+00:00">January 31, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-02T09:58:19+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, …

Macon-Bibb AARP Georgia Volunteers Prepare for Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-26T12:54:11+00:00">January 26, 2018</time> by

If you’re in the Macon, Ga., area March 16-28, please come and volunteer with AARP Georgia during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! During this festival, AARP Georgia volunteers and staff engage thousands of attendees who have come to Middle Georgia to enjoy the sights and sounds and utter beauty of the cherry blossoms! This year, volunteers will participate in several events such as the parade with veterans, a day of recognizing first responders, and celebrating with the Queens and Princesses …

Capitol Catch-up with Melissa Sinden, Week 3

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-25T20:23:31+00:00">January 25, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Welcome to week 3 of Capitol Catch-up with Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. This week, AARP Georgia would like to thank Sen. Renee Unterman (R-45) for introducing Senate Bill 351, which would expand nursing scope of practice in rural and underserved areas. AARP Georgia supports this effort, which will increase access to health care for those who need it. Please contact your elected officials and urge them to vote in favor of the bill. The Legislature has adjourned for this week, but …

Financial Literacy and Jobs Summit in Augusta, March 8 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-24T14:42:26+00:00">January 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-25T14:39:27+00:00">January 25, 2018</time> by AARP Georgia

Join AARP Age-Friendly Augusta for a Financial Literacy and Jobs Summit for Older Adults on Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Boat House. Those 50+ and veterans will have the opportunity to enjoy a resourceful one-stop-shop for learning more about employment opportunities and creating a secure financial future. VOOM! Ministries, the Georgia Department of Labor, and the Augusta Warrior Project organized and are hosts for this event. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please register at https://aarp.cvent.com/AgeFriendlyJobsandFinancesCall …

AARP’s State-based Work Featured on Thursday, Jan. 25 Call

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-20T18:08:52+00:00">January 20, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

As you know, AARP actively works at the national, state and community levels – and it’s not just advocacy!  Hear more about the wide range of AARP’s state and community work planned for 2018 through our special  Volunteer Call on Thursday, Jan.  25 at 7 p.m. ET. The Q&A style conversation will feature AARP’s National Volunteer President, Eric Schneidewind, along with top executives Kristin Dillon and Elaine Ryan, who lead our state offices and state advocacy, respectively.  There will also …

Capitol Catch-up with Melissa Sinden: Week 2 at the Capitol

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-20T17:55:45+00:00">January 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-20T18:00:49+00:00">January 20, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/georgia/">Georgia</a></span></div></section> </div>

Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below. “It was an abbreviated week at the Georgia General Assembly due to the observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, inclement weather, and budget hearings. Several appropriations bills are now under consideration by the legislature. Next week, the legislature will be in session Monday-Thursday, …