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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 and …

— 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.

— Many Georgians hold two jobs—one that pays the bills and the other unpaid, taking care of a loved one at home. For such workers, finding time to attend to the needs of a sick child or an infirm parent is especially stressful if it means losing a day’s wages. A new state law backed by AARP Georgia aims to help. The Family Care Act, which takes effect July 1, allows workers to use up to five days of earned paid …

— By Ann Hardie Twenty-three years ago, Cynthia Allen said, she contracted HIV from her then-husband. Soon after that, her mother, Margaret, became very sick with pneumonia. “At the time, I was suicidal,” Allen said. She was dealing with the double shock of the diagnosis and her marriage ending. Based on her experience, Allen asked doctors to run an HIV test on her mother. She said she believes it saved her mother’s life and gave her own life new purpose. “After …

— By Drew Jubera Among the many tasks Willis Collins has done while caring for his ailing wife, Lillie, 69, the scariest may have been determining what to give her when her blood sugar was too high or too low. Both are potentially dangerous for a diabetic. It frightened Collins because, he said, he hardly had a clue. No one had told him how to calculate his wife’s insulin dosage. “I was shooting in the dark,” said Collins, 72, a retired …