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— The federal government is urging some 133,000 veterans who had money improperly withheld from their severance payments for combat-related injuries or other disability compensation to apply for tax refunds. In some cases the improper withholding dates as far back as 1991. The Department of Defense (DOD) is sending letters to the eligible veterans this month, stating the amount of the disability payment and telling them what to do to receive a refund. Survivors of veterans who would have been eligible …

— Let us help you keep your identity safe. Identity theft is the second most reported type of fraud in America. Shredding your private documents reduces the likelihood that fraudsters can take advantage of your personal information. On Saturday, Aug. 11, join our partners—Johns Creek Police Department and Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce and us—at the Scam Jam Shred Fest!   Please bring items, such as sensitive documents, old bank statements, and medical bills and records. The Shred Fest is free …

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— Please join AARP Georgia as it presents Understanding Dementia in the African-American Community in conjunction with Sage Navigator &        Faith Village Connections. The session will be followed by a virtual dementia experience and memory screening. Prepare to Care  guides and the faith-based took kit for faith leaders also will be available. If interested in attending this important workshop, please call 404-549-4504 to register. This is a free public workshop and participants must register to attend. For additional information, …

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— We’ll need your help as we start Pride preparation in October! Volunteers are needed for loading in/out to/of Piedmont Park, staffing the building, monitoring snack distribution, and for the entertainment team. Load in occurs on Oct. 12,  starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will open the building at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and the building will close at 7 p.m. The building will re-open on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the end of the parade around 2 p.m. We will also …

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— On Friday, July 27, AARP Georgia members and their guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount to this world-class tennis event by using GATENNIS. Between matches, come visit us at the Partner Pavilion for your chance to win an Apple watch! You’ll also be able to connect with volunteers and staff to learn about the other great programs we have for our members. WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 DAY SESSION WHERE: Atlantic Station | 1380 Atlantic Drive | Atlanta, GA …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— More than 3.2 million Georgians live in medically underserved areas, meaning there are not enough health care professionals to tend to their needs. The problem is especially acute in rural areas. Telehealth can alleviate the shortage by connecting patients with health care providers through high-tech communications. AARP Georgia is hosting a Telehealth Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Cumming to help local residents learn how it works—and how Georgia legislators are working to expand access to telehealth. The free event …

— AARP’s Prepare to Care Workshop is designed to give current and future caregivers an opportunity to learn more about what this critical role entails. Please join us for this informative and free workshop! When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Where: Spruill Oaks Library | 9560 Spruill Road | Johns Creek, GA 30022 To register, please call 770-360-8820. AARP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all as we age. People may not think of themselves as a caregiver, but …

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— More than 1.3 million Georgians care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities, or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities, where they want to be. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities to get to the local polling station. And if a caregiver’s love …