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— AARP has long been recognized as a powerful national organization, but our continued success depends on being relevant and responsive to local communities. Learn about the 2018 initiative to expand our reach and capacity in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the country – an effort in which volunteers will play a key role.  Joining AARP’s top executive Nancy LeaMond to discuss this “National to Nationwide” transition will be a fellow volunteer, AARP South Dakota State President, Jill Tyler.  As always, …

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— AARP is excited to bring its Block Party, a traveling exhibit that engages attendees with interactive experiences, back to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park this April. In addition to six interactive features, including augmented reality, an interactive photo booth and a prize wheel, AARP is making a $5,000 charitable donation to the True Colors Theatre Company. True Colors was selected because of the work highlighting caregiving in their collaboration with AARP Georgia. WHAT: AARP Block Party will offer six …

— We’re proud to honor Macon’s own Myrtle S. Habersham during Women’s History Month. On April 13, Myrtle and several other notable women will share their inspirational stories at the 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon at the Tubman Museum.  To register for the luncheon, please click on the following link: https://bwep2empowermentluncheonmacon2018.eventbrite.com In addition to active civic engagement, Myrtle is the Managing Member of M S Habersham Consulting Services, LLC. After more than three decades of senior-level federal employment, she retired in August …

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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

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— Making a difference doesn’t stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. The AARP® Purpose Prize® award honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all. “The AARP Purpose Prize is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience and innovation and the idea that our aging population is an untapped resource full of possibilities,” said AARP …

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— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins penned an article about AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Please check out the link below to learn more about this amazing woman’s story. “… And what a rich history it is. It is the story of struggle and sacrifice, as Susan B. Anthony said, “in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.” It is the story of promises to keep for future generations. Perhaps most of all, it is a story …