— 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 …

— Join AARP Age-Friendly Augusta for a Financial Literacy and Jobs Summit for Older Adults on Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Boat House. Those 50+ and veterans will have the opportunity to enjoy a resourceful one-stop-shop for learning more about employment opportunities and creating a secure financial future. VOOM! Ministries, the Georgia Department of Labor, and the Augusta Warrior Project organized and are hosts for this event. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please register at https://aarp.cvent.com/AgeFriendlyJobsandFinancesCall …

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— You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund a hobby. Whatever the reason, don’t miss January’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills. Register for this free event now and you’ll gain access to live interactive webinars, chats and materials to help you …

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— Curious about what’s ahead for AARP in 2018? Join AARP’s volunteer call on Jan. 11, to hear the latest!  There’s no doubt that 2018 will be a busy year for AARP and its talented teams of volunteers – especially with the activities in Congress and the Administration. You are invited to join our first volunteer conference call of 2018 on January 11th to hear about AARP’s 2018 priorities from Nancy LeaMond, Executive VP of the Community, State and National Affairs …

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— Join us for a one-hour Q&A style call with AARP’s Senior Vice President for Campaigns, John Hishta.  John will be discussing the status of the critically important tax reform legislation being debated on the Hill as well as share a look at what’s ahead for Congress in 2018.  As always, you are invited to share your questions and comments either on  the call or ahead of time. Please mark your calendar for this conversation:   Date:  Thursday, December 14 Time: …

— Executive Council Member and Lead Volunteer for Macon-Bibb Myrtle Habersham received AARP Georgia’s 2017 Andrus Award, named for the founder of AARP Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Affectionately known as the “unofficial mayor of Macon-Bibb,” Myrtle champions for the rights of those who are 50+ wherever she goes. She has been a valued and trusted member of AARP Georgia, and we were thrilled to have her recognized by The Telegraph, Macon-Bibb’s primary daily newspaper for her efforts. Thanks, Myrtle! We appreciate …

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— Want to learn more about advocating for your rights under the Gold Dome? AARP Georgia’s Advocacy Team is having a training session that will help you. During the workshop, Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden and the Advocacy Team will review the 2017 legislative session and provide an overview of the 2018 session. “We want our volunteers to leave this training with a good understanding of the upcoming issues and how they can help AARP with its advocacy efforts,” said Sinden. Please …

— Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

— The Profile of Positive Aging Awards Gala Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of active and older individuals who continue to live life to the fullest. Three organizations, Leading Age Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center for Positive Aging, created this event, which is intended to “unveil the beautiful truths about aging.” AARP Georgia volunteer LaVerne Gaither was an honoree at this year’s ceremony  held at the Atlanta History Center where the event paid tribute to “Elders who have …

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— You are invited to join AARP President Eric Schneidewind and AARP’s Legislative Policy Director, David Certner, for a one-hour Q&A style conversation about  tax reform and potential bi-partisan legislation on health care from Senators Alexander and Murray.  Most importantly, you are invited to share your questions and comments with these key AARP leaders. When:  Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT noon MT/11 a.m. PT) How:  Dial: 877-209-3531(toll-free and no PIN required) As always, the calls will be …