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In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!
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
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AARP Georgia and Safe Kids Cobb County are collaborating during Earth Day to host this event to help community members protect their personal and financial assets. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 3,083,379 total consumer complaints were collected in 2015. Florida, Georgia, and Michigan were the top three states for fraud and other complaints.
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Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Georgia volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others.
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.
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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, planning models, and best practices.
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.
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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.
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AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker along with State Director Debra Tyler-Horton and Advocacy Director, Melissa Sinden visited this week with Senator David Perdue’s office. Lee discussed how AARP is fighting for the interests of older Georgians.
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