— 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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— Voters want lower costs. The next Congress could make that happen. The addition of a Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2006 has helped keep millions of older Americans from having to choose between putting food on the table or buying medicine. But 12 years later, prescription prices continue to skyrocket, and many 50-plus Americans still face that choice. Click here for the full story: The Election and Drug Prices

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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, …

— 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 …

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— AARP Georgia invites you to an exciting event to learn about ways to improve access to quality health care through telehealth. Experts will explain the definition of telehealth and share ways you can utilize technology you may already own to connect with leading health care providers for diagnosis and treatment without leaving your home. Many of these services are covered by personal health insurance and Medicare. We hope you can join AARP Georgia and our partners, Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, Mercer …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

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— The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session kicked off this week, and the General Assembly has already completed four legislative days of its 40-day session. We will see much activity over the coming weeks, and AARP Georgia looks forward to working with volunteers and community partners to advance our legislative priorities. This year, among other efforts, we are supporting passage of the Georgia Family Caregivers Act, which will help family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they …

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— AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton provides an overview of the faith-based toolkit and its benefits. The toolkit is an online, self-service resource designed for clergy and leaders of faith-based organizations. The toolkit was designed to help faith-based organizations create an impactful ministry for their congregants, members, staff and volunteers who are 50 years of age and older. To access the toolkit, please go to www.aarp.org/ministryresources.  

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— Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Laura Berrios interview AARP Georgia’s Sr. Program Specialist about how to be mindful of our aging parents. Check out the story here! “If you want to know what’s really going on with your loved ones as they age in place, here are a few places to poke your nose where (your parents think) it doesn’t belong,” writes Berrios.