— 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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— Caroline is a mother of two children and a preschool teacher who unexpectedly became a family caregiver for her father after he suffered a major stroke. Her father, Tom, now deceased, lost the use of his right side and his ability to speak. Multiple surgeries and rehabilitation treatments later, he was able to live at home with the help of nurses. But it was up to Caroline to provide daily care, such as overseeing appointments and handling certain nursing responsibilities, …

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— It’s bad enough that the sprint to buy holiday gifts this month can exhaust you as much as running a marathon. What’s even worse is the heartache that can result if you fall for these seasonal shopping ho-ho-hoaxes. Read more here:

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— Whether you’re heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, or flying in on a jet plane, there’s no place like home for the holidays. As you visit older relatives you may not see very often, most importantly, enjoy each other’s company when you get together. But also take advantage of family time to observe your older loved ones’ home, safety, health, finances and support system. Read more here.

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— A new AARP poll on dementia care takes a closer look at the experiences of family caregivers for those with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their caregiving responsibilities. Both social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes. “Family …

— We had a great time with our partners at Southern Gas Company! With a Disrupt Aging presentation by Sr. Program Specialist Hillary Thomas, the attendees had a chance to ask questions and tell how they disrupt aging in their personal and professional lives. Disrupt Aging written by AARP’s CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is a great reminder that life doesn’t stop at 50, and research has shown that people continue to defy the odds of what it means to age, whether …

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— Growing up can be hard, but ‘don’t worry ’bout a thing, man!’ Ziggy wants to get out and enjoy his beautiful island in the sun, but the fear of evil spirits, tropical storms, and bandits keep him locked inside. With the help of a few feathered friends, he learns to face his fears and is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that ‘every little thing gonna’ be alright!’ A jammin’ musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and …

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— It’s that time of year where Grinches are looking for ways to hijack your holiday joy! Be sure to use these tips (one or all) to help ensure a festive holiday season! Package delivery scams Thieves send fake e-mails from delivery services about a package being held pending delivery. The e-mail directs you to click on a link that asks for your credit card or other personal information. Closely review the e-mail – check the sender information, look for misspellings, …

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— The number one worry among older Americans is running out of money over the course of their lifetime. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin reveals that the key to preventing this is knowing one essential number: how much money you will be able to afford to spend each month and from there, adjusting your expenses accordingly. AARP’s financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn provides an easy-to-use process for finding a sustainable income for life—regardless of your current income level, marital and …

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— Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on Congress passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2): “AARP applauds Congress for passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This legislation protects access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We are particularly pleased that the bill rejected harmful changes to the law’s work requirements that would have made it harder for older Americans to access SNAP benefits. “SNAP is …

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— AARP Georgia is bringing the Broadway-style stage play Daddy’s Boys to Riverside EpiCenter, in Austell, Georgia, on January 12, 2019. Audience members can choose between two free performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Daddy’s Boys uses a highly entertaining infotainment approach to tell the story about a widowed father and his sons, who are in a fractured relationship, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. Daddy’s Boys is the latest health-oriented presentation by award winning playwright Garrett Davis, who …