— 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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— AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand dollars for larger projects. “The AARP Community Challenge helps local leaders and organizations make immediate improvements that benefit residents of all ages. With direct support from AARP, communities …

— AARP Georgia is hosting Community Voices for Community Choices on Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Eastview Community Center of Augusta Recreation and Parks at 644 Aiken Street in Augusta.  The event is designed to be a conversation focused on your thoughts on how we can make Augusta an even better place to live. Community Voices for Community Choices is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Need more information? Please call 1-877-926-8300.

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— The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, …

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—   The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities, helping neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for all ages. Please click the link below for more information. https://press.aarp.org/2018-3-21-2018-AARP-Community-Challenge-Grant-Program-Now-Accepting-Applications?cmp=SNO-GA-FB-AO-LC&socialid=1433509694

— Election Day is November 7th – Be sure to vote! You deserve to know where the Atlanta Mayoral candidates stand on issues that are important to our great city, like housing, transportation and economic development. AARP is committed to ensuring you get the information you need before heading to the polls on Election Day. The Georgia Voter Coalition will host a Mayoral Candidate Forum for the top candidates in the Atlanta mayoral race on Wednesday, October 11th.  The Coalition consists …

— By Ann Hardie Jim Abu-Staiti remembers when he was a child and people young and old romped and moseyed in Macon’s Tattnall Square Park. With major improvements in recent years, the 16-acre green space in this quaint city is once again the playground for Maconites of all ages. Where Abu-Staiti once hunted for Easter eggs and splashed in the park’s wading pool is now the place he shops for fresh vegetables at a farmers market on Wednesdays and takes yoga …

— Shredding activities offer residents an easy, free way to get rid of confidential materials. Experts recommend shredding old documents with personal info; unused checks, credit card receipts, unneeded medical bills, expired ID cards, and pre-approved credit card applications. AARP Georgia and Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb are sponsoring a free Shred Fest on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10am – 2pm. Change of Address: Macon-Bibb County Senior Center 1283 Adams Street, Macon GA 31201 This event is part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network, which helps …