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— Welcome to Week 4 of Capitol Catch-Up with Melissa Sinden! The text of the video is below. “This week, members of the House Rural Caucus introduced a bill that seeks to implement recommendations from the House Rural Development Council to increase access to care in rural areas. HB 769 would provide for the establishment of the Rural Center for Health Care Innovation and Sustainability, among many other provisions. AARP will host a volunteer teletown hall on Thursday, Feb. 8 at …

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— You’re going to watch the Super Bowl anyway … why not give us your comments on our new advertising messages? We know you have a keen eye for, and interest in, AARP‚Äôs commercials. With that in mind, I wanted you to know that AARP is kicking off a new ad campaign on Feb. 4 (Super Bowl Sunday) during the NBC program This Is Us.¬† This is a chance for you to hear insights on how the brand campaigns seen on …

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— Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below. “It was an abbreviated week at the Georgia General Assembly due to the observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, inclement weather, and budget hearings. Several appropriations bills are now under consideration by the legislature. Next week, the legislature will be in session Monday-Thursday, …

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— The year may be winding down, but not the ploys that have proved most successful for scammers. In the link below, you can find the top fraud trends for 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html We at AARP Georgia want this holiday season to be merry and bright for all of you! With a few practical steps, you can protect yourself. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.

— This is definitely a sobering fact, and one that can help be prevented by shredding materials that include sensitive information, such as your date of birth, social security number and PIN. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Georgia will host¬†a free¬†Fraud Watch Network shredding event¬†Saturday, Dec. 9 in Atlanta. AARP¬†will partner with a local shredding provider to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site, which …

— Ensure your health care and financial wishes are protected at this free workshop. Presented by AARP Georgia and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, this informative workshop will help you feel confident that the choices you make now will be carried out when you no longer are able to care for yourself.       When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from¬†11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: 823 Telfair St., Meeting Room A,¬†Augusta, Ga. 30901 Space is limited, so please register at¬†aarp.cvent.com/AugustaLeaveaLastingLegacy …

— Please be our guest for the screening of Care, a movie about the poignant world of in-home elder care, the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders, and the cracks in the US care system.¬†Panel discussion to follow. To register, follow this link:¬†https://aarp.cvent.com/filmscreeningcare2017 WHEN:¬† Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 WHERE: Phipps Plaza AMC 3500 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Ga. 30326 TIME: doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† …

— Fast Facts about Abuse & Fraud in Georgia: In FY 2016, 55 percent of all the Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation cases investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were Financial Exploitation cases. Georgia has the second highest per capita rate of reported fraud and other types of complaints. The Power of Attorney Symposium was today at the Busbee Center on the campus of Gwinnett Tech. Our expert panelists included Georgia State Representative, Chuck Efstration; Chief Assistant District Attorney for Cobb …

— Let’s flip the script on aging. Join AARP in Savannah for 65 Shades of Silver: Living Life…Sassy, Suave and Satisfied on Friday, October 13th. A dynamic line up of speakers will focus on three core areas – health, wealth and self – and will provide tips and tools for those who are refocusing and reinventing themselves as they age. People of all ages are invited to attend to enjoy inspiring conversation, good food, fashion, music and fun! The event is …

— April 20, 2017:¬† Age-Friendly Augusta & Augusta Parks and Rec; Senior Prom; Diamond Lakes Community Center; 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Augusta, GA; Doors open at 5:30PM April 22, 2017:¬† AARP Chapter #266 Monthly Meeting April 26, 2017:¬† AARP¬† Vendor Table; Health and Wellness Fair; Williams Court¬† Senior Housing Complex; 1900 Lincoln Street, Savannah, GA April 26, 2017:¬† AARP Presentation;¬† Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church; 314 Sand Barr Ferry Road; Augusta, GA; 5:30PM-7:30PM April 27, 2017:¬† AARP Volunteer Fraud Training;¬† Augusta Richmond …