— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Georgia for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

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— President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on Nov. 2, 1983. And in 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. This means that the third Monday each January is not only a time to reflect on Dr. King’s monumental legacy, but it’s also a time to strengthen our communities. It’s a day we can move closer to his “Beloved Community.” Dr. King’s vision for a “Beloved Community” is …

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— Join AARP Georgia and The National Association of Veteran Families to learn how you might be eligible for Long Term Care Benefits to pay for Home Care, Assisted Living or Dementia Care. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, Ga. 31906. The event is free, but registration is required using this link.

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— WASHINGTON, DC–AARP is launching a new resume advice and professional writing service tailored to help older workers who are looking for new jobs or switching positions. “Resume writing is crucial as more and more older workers stay in the workforce, often looking for new jobs, or even new careers,” said Susan Weinstock, AARP Vice President for Financial Resilience Programs. “This exciting new service is a big step forward for those making a job change. Older workers can face unique challenges …

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— You’ve already noticed that looking for a new job is different from what it was 10 years ago. Job searching can take a lot out of you. Create a routine for yourself, so you don’t burn out. One that allows you to conduct an effective job search and time to do things you enjoy. Use these tips to help you to stay focused, strong and positive all the way through. Click here for more suggestions.

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— On behalf of the 1.3 million AARP members in Georgia, we want to congratulate Gov. Brian Kemp, sworn in Monday as Georgia’s 83rd governor, as well as members of the 2019-2020 state legislature, which began its 40-day session today. AARP Georgia applauds your commitment to public service, and we look forward to working with you to find ways to improve the lives of America’s 50 and older population. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose …

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— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters, 51 percent here in Georgia. Candidates who ignored these voters, Georgia’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. One issue which was …

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— New Research: More People 50-Plus Using Tech to Stay Connected to Friends, Loved Ones; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Highlights Social Connection at Inaugural CES Pitch Competition LAS VEGAS – At CES® 2019, AARP is putting the spotlight on the $7.6 trillion of annual economic activity generated by Americans age 50-plus, which is equivalent to the third largest economy in the world. AARP data show that, as consumers live longer and lead more active lives, they also spend more: for every …

— By Ann Hardie Unable to catch her breath, Juanita Wilkie was admitted to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper and seen by a doctor—who was in Israel. The examination—done from 6,400 miles away—was possible thanks to the hospital’s high-speed internet and a mobile cart with monitor, computer and high-definition camera, used to connect to the Jerusalem doctor. “He even listened to my heart on that thing,” said Wilkie, who was treated for double pneumonia and is now home and feeling much …