— 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!

— Have sensitive items you need destroyed? Come see us! Where: 2115 Chloe Road, Cumming, Ga. 30041 When: Thursday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dispose of canceled checks, bank statements, old income tax forms and medications in a secure and environmentally friendly manner! • Watch your documents being shredded – by Stericycle Shredding in partnership with AARP • Drop off your old medications – disposed of by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office • Learn how to organize your home, office …

— Let us help you keep your identity safe. Identity theft is the second most reported type of fraud in America. Shredding your private documents reduces the likelihood that fraudsters can take advantage of your personal information. On Saturday, Aug. 11, join our partners—Johns Creek Police Department and Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce and us—at the Scam Jam Shred Fest!   Please bring items, such as sensitive documents, old bank statements, and medical bills and records. The Shred Fest is free …

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— On Friday, July 27, AARP Georgia members and their guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount to this world-class tennis event by using GATENNIS. Between matches, come visit us at the Partner Pavilion for your chance to win an Apple watch! You’ll also be able to connect with volunteers and staff to learn about the other great programs we have for our members. WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 DAY SESSION WHERE: Atlantic Station | 1380 Atlantic Drive | Atlanta, GA …

— Join AARP Georgia for a free shredding day this Saturday — rain or shine! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal. Help prevent someone from stealing your identity and other personal information by shredding those documents and papers. A person’s identity is stolen every two seconds! Do your part to help protect your privacy! The Atlanta Police Department will provide safe pill disposal.       Event Details (rain or shine!): Saturday, May 19, 2018 1 p.m.-4 p.m. …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— The Shred Fest scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 9, has been canceled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for when this event might be rescheduled. Be safe out there!

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— The year may be winding down, but not the ploys that have proved most successful for scammers. In the link below, you can find the top fraud trends for 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html We at AARP Georgia want this holiday season to be merry and bright for all of you! With a few practical steps, you can protect yourself. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.