— 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!

— 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 …

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— MVI_3042.MOV State President Lee Baker rallies other AARP Georgia volunteers prior to leaving for the Securities and Exchange Commission hearing in Atlanta. AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best financial interests. We appreciate the support of our volunteers as we continue to advocate for those who are 50-plus. Posted by AARP Georgia on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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— Following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new rule proposal intended to help consumers get investment advice in their best interest, AARP today previewed upcoming testimony for a SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting later this week in Atlanta, Ga.  On behalf of its 38 million members and all hard-working Americans saving for their retirements, AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best interest, as the SEC also begins a series of regional town hall meetings …

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— You’ve worked hard to save enough to enjoy your retirement. But a loophole in the rules makes it legal for some bad financial advisers to tell you where you should put YOUR money based on what’s best for THEIR pocketbooks, not yours. The result? Americans end up in riskier investments with higher fees and lower returns – and Wall Street makes billions. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a new rule for financial advisers, but it isn’t strong enough …

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— Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, …

— 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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— Relationships gone wrong can result in more than hurt feelings. For victims of online dating scams, the cost could be financial as well. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center received nearly 15,000 complaints of romance scams nationwide in 2016, with losses exceeding $230 million. Typically, the con artist feigns romantic interest to gain a victim’s affection, then faces a “crisis” and asks for money. AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion on romance scams this fall and is asking members …

— By Drew Jubera Jacquita White Blount, executive director of Optum Palliative and Hospice Care in Macon, has seen it all. Family members or friends with financial power of attorney have purchased vehicles, wiped out bank accounts, stolen debit cards, sold off furniture, bought bigger homes—all by abusing their access to older Georgians’ money and property. The consequences are often devastating. “There are sick people out there, and they prey on the most vulnerable,” said Blount, 47. “We have a duty …

— By Drew Jubera Mary Fakharian searched for ways to volunteer after she retired in 2013 as an executive with a senior living community. She wanted to do something that would keep her involved with older people as well as challenge her mentally. Fakharian, 62, of Brookhaven, was able to do both by volunteering to prepare taxes for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. The free service is available to anyone, but it’s geared toward older and lower-income taxpayers. “Taxes definitely can …

— AARP Georgia invites you to join us for an in-person watch party for our Online Work & Jobs Event, “Improv to Get the Job,” Thursday October 20 at 6:15pm. We’ll watch a live broadcast, featuring Ellen Feldman-Ornato and Jenny Drescher, who will show you how to create genuine connections more easily and confidently by learning basic improv skills. You’ll learn how to use humor and fun to engage with others and become more warm and natural in interactions for greater …