— 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!

— What’s better than taking a brisk walk? How about joining fitness forces with a friendly walking group and a certified health coach? AARP Georgia invites members and nonmembers alike to attend Just Walk—Walk With a Doc. Sponsored by AARP, the walks begin at 10 a.m. every Wednesday through the end of December, at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, in Decatur. Participants benefit from the lifestyle advice of Carolyn Hartfield, a certified health coach. No RSVP is necessary; just go …

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— Georgia currently faces challenges related to access to quality health care, having several counties without any physicians at all. One way to improve upon these deficits is through telehealth and telemedicine. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines telehealth as: the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Examples of these technologies range from smart phones to tablets, even a …

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— WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address this evening: “In tonight’s State of the Union address, AARP was heartened to hear the President highlight the growing crisis of skyrocketing prescription drug prices. Many Americans, particularly older adults and seniors, are struggling financially to afford their medications. “Prescription drug prices have reached a crisis point. Too many Americans are being forced to choose between paying for the medicines they …

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— Michael (Mike) Fagan is a 71-year-old Arizona resident from Clarkdale. Mike is an expert in fitness, wellness, nutrition, naturopathic supplements, and most health related fields. He has hiked all over the world in the harshest environments and is quite adept at most athletic endeavors. Mike Fagan owns a Health Food store, called Montana Harvest Natural Foods in Billings, Montana, and has a local radio show, “Let’s Stay Healthy” on News Talk 730 that supports healthy eating and activities while focusing …

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— WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, testified on Capitol Hill at the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the impact of high prescription drug prices on older adults. Below are some excerpts of her prepared testimony: “Prescription drug prices are a high priority for AARP and its members. Older Americans struggle to afford needed and life-saving medications. Most Medicare beneficiaries live on modest incomes, with an annual median of just over $26,000. …

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— Join AARP Georgia and The National Association of Veteran Families to learn how you might be eligible for Long Term Care Benefits to pay for Home Care, Assisted Living or Dementia Care. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, Ga. 31906. The event is free, but registration is required using this link.

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— AARP Georgia is bringing the Broadway-style stage play Daddy’s Boys to Riverside EpiCenter, in Austell, Georgia, on January 12, 2019. Audience members can choose between two free performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Daddy’s Boys uses a highly entertaining infotainment approach to tell the story about a widowed father and his sons, who are in a fractured relationship, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. Daddy’s Boys is the latest health-oriented presentation by award winning playwright Garrett Davis, who …