— 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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— That’s why AARP fights for family caregivers in every state capitol, nationwide. This year, alone, we advanced new policies to provide more help at home, flexibility at work, training, and relief that will benefit 30 million family caregivers. And, a significant victory for family caregivers, the CARE Act—which provides support for family caregivers from hospital to home—is now law in 40 states and territories. The CARE Act is known in Georgia as the Family Caregivers Act. Read more here: 101760-101_CARE_National_CaregivingBulletinAd_8.5625×10.4375_FINAL

—   By Drew Jubera When her husband, Tom, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2016, Jennifer Holley Lux became his full-time caregiver. Like many of the 1.3 million family caregivers in Georgia, Lux did it all, managing medications, driving him to appointments and speaking by phone almost daily with physicians and nurses. When her husband’s condition worsened and he came home after a hospital stay, Lux said, she felt overwhelmed. She had to learn to administer a feeding tube—sterilizing …

— The Caregivers’ Fair celebrates and supports the efforts of family caregivers. This year’s theme “Caregiving Around the Clock,” recognizes the challenges that family caregivers face. There will be feature speakers discussing family caregiver issues, educating family caregivers about self-identification, and increasing support for family caregivers. When: Monday, Nov. 5 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Central DeKalb Senior Center | 1346 McConnell Drive | Decatur, Ga. 30033 The Caregivers’ Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, please …

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— Please be our guest at Clearly Invisible, a stage production by Garrett Davis Productions that highlights the challenges our veterans may face, while recognizing their contributions to their country. Clearly Invisible is free and open to the public, but registration is required using this link. We hope to see you there! For additional information, please contact Jil Hinds at jhinds@aarp.org. When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 Where: Riverdale Town Centre | 7210 Church Street | Riverdale, GA 30274

— More than 140,000 Georgians live with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and African Americans are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Learn more about how to support people with dementia and their caregivers at the workshop Understanding Dementia in the African American Community, cosponsored by SageNavigator and Faith Village Connections, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Occurring from 10 a.m. to noon at Light of the World Church International (1040 Willingham Drive in East Point), the event will …

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— Please enjoy this recording from our first-ever Telehealth Summit. The session was divided into two parts, and this is Part 2. If you have any questions about AARP’s efforts in telehealth, please contact Melissa Sinden at msinden@aarp.org. We are back! Posted by AARP Georgia on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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— Please enjoy this recording from our first-ever Telehealth Summit. The session was divided into two parts, and this is Part 1. If you have any questions about AARP’s efforts in telehealth, please contact Melissa Sinden at msinden@aarp.org.   Live from Lanier Technical College! AARP Georgia presents the 2018 Telehealth Summit! Posted by AARP Georgia on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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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, …

— 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 …