— 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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— The 2019 Georgia Legislative Session ended on April 2nd with several accomplishments of interest for Georgia’s 50+ and others around the state. Below are just a few. Broadband Expansion: Electric membership corporations and their affiliates are now authorized to provide high-speed internet, or broadband as it is commonly referred. AARP Georgia supports broadband expansion because broadband delivers new technologies that are improving the quality of life for people of all ages and can help older Georgians live independently in their …

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— Surprise medical bills are an expensive and unfair burden for patients and their families who expect their health plan to provide coverage during an emergency. And the last thing patients struggling to recover need is to be ambushed with a surprise medical bill and thrown into the middle of a dispute between doctors and insurance companies. Health coverage works best when consumers are informed, and a consumer is better informed when a health plan’s benefits and terms are transparent and …

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— We wanted to take this time to provide you with an update from the 2019 Georgia Legislature, and let you know about the two bills AARP Georgia worked hard to support. First, the  Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-term Care Facilities Act (HB 135) that would have given nursing home residents and their family members the ability to install a monitoring device in the resident’s room. This technology will afford an opportunity for virtual visitation, which will help family caregivers to …

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— AARP Georgia volunteers and staff enjoyed Capitol Day on Monday, March 11. Several of our volunteers had an opportunity to meet with their elected officials. We had the extreme pleasure of having Sen. Renee Unterman welcome our group and answer questions. We truly appreciated the time Sen. Unterman took from her busy schedule to let us know how she continues to advocate for those who are 50-plus. Her leadership and concern for her constituents is admirable, and we appreciate her …

— Interested in serving your neighbors in a meaningful way? AARP Georgia is seeking volunteers who want to advocate for the 50-plus. If you have an interest in advocacy, communications, veterans outreach, or working with our LGBTQ and faith-based partners, the volunteer opportunities are numerous and varied. You will be paired with a staff member who can show you the ropes, and learn about programs such as caregiving and fighting fraud. You will have a chance to meet new people and …