— 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!

— Interested in serving your neighbors in a meaningful way? AARP Georgia is seeking volunteers who want to advocate for the 50-plus. If you have an interest in advocacy, communications, veterans outreach, or working with our LGBTQ and faith-based partners, the volunteer opportunities are numerous and varied. You will be paired with a staff member who can show you the ropes, and learn about programs such as caregiving and fighting fraud. You will have a chance to meet new people and …

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— Hurricane Michael barreled across the Gulf of Mexico and took direct aim at the Florida-Alabama Panhandle. The destructive winds, rain, and unprecedented flooding put millions at risk. Then the storm swept across Georgia and the Carolinas – weaker, but bringing more rain and wind to communities still reeling from last month’s Hurricane Florence. It will be days before people will be able to fully assess the devastation to their homes and communities. Please click here to find out how you …

— More than 140,000 Georgians live with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and African Americans are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Learn more about how to support people with dementia and their caregivers at the workshop Understanding Dementia in the African American Community, cosponsored by SageNavigator and Faith Village Connections, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Occurring from 10 a.m. to noon at Light of the World Church International (1040 Willingham Drive in East Point), the event will …

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— Learn how to become an AARP volunteer while trying a new wine! Bring your neighbors, friends and colleagues to learn about what AARP Georgia is doing and how you can get involved to make a difference in your community. Seating is limited so register today using the link below. For more information, contact Don Fears at dfears@aarp.org. Register here!

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— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more …

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— Lee Baker State President http://spr.ly/6189DSWbb State President Lee Baker with a reminder about the volunteer call about the midterm elections. This year’s midterm elections need to reflect the views of the 50+ voter! Please join our upcoming volunteer call to hear the latest on AARP’s Be the Difference. Vote campaign. Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 7 p.m. ET Call-in Number: 877-209-3531 (toll-free and no PIN required) If you have a question or comments about topics being addressed on the call, …

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— The federal government is urging some 133,000 veterans who had money improperly withheld from their severance payments for combat-related injuries or other disability compensation to apply for tax refunds. In some cases the improper withholding dates as far back as 1991. The Department of Defense (DOD) is sending letters to the eligible veterans this month, stating the amount of the disability payment and telling them what to do to receive a refund. Survivors of veterans who would have been eligible …

— 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 …

— 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.