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— With mid-term elections on the horizon, please join a call to hear the latest about the work of AARP’s Campaigns team and its voter engagement plans on Feb.  22 at 7 p.m. ET. Special guests will be Campaigns VP John Hishta, Senior Advisor for Volunteer Education Khelan Bhatia and AARP President Eric Schneidewind.  The call-in number is: 877-209-3531.  As always, there will be time for your questions and comments. Here’s how to join the call: Date: Thursday, Feb. 22 Time: …

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— Join us for a special Black History Month event: True Talk Networking & Marketplace on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. Affordable housing is a hot topic in our city and around the country. As more and more people migrate to Atlanta and the metro region, home prices continue to soar. While these numbers are good for the economy, our panelists will lead a discussion on affordable housing in a continued effort to heighten economic awareness …

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— 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 …

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— 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 …

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— 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 …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

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— 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 …

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— 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, …

— 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 …

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— 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 …