— 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!

— Making Dreams Come True is a joint fundraiser for Macon Area Join us on Saturday, April 27 for the second annual Big House Museum and Habitat for Humanity Service Day and Concert! We will work with a Habitat for Humanity crew in Pleasant Hill (just down the street from the museum) from 8 AM – 12 PM and reconvene at The Big House for a concert at 6 PM, featuring the Highway 41. Admission for the concert is $10 and …

— Please take the opportunity to meet AARP Georgia staff and volunteers while you take in the Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits match, and learn more about what we’re doing in your area! AARP Georgia is continually seeking new ways to connect with the 50-plus in the community. AARP Georgia has many programs designed to help you learn more about caregiving, fraud, and veterans. We look forward to seeing you as you root for your favorite beautician! Please  click here …

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— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters, 51 percent here in Georgia. Candidates who ignored these voters, Georgia’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. One issue which was …

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— Please enjoy our final volunteer newsletter of 2018! Thanks to our volunteers for all they do to help ensure that those who are are 50-plus learn more about fraud prevention, caregiving and advocacy, and our work with veterans and the LGBT community. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please visit this link. We’d love to have you, especially in you’re interested in advocacy, communications, veterans outreach and the LGBT community! For how our volunteers supported the work of AARP …

— We had a great time with our partners at Southern Gas Company! With a Disrupt Aging presentation by Sr. Program Specialist Hillary Thomas, the attendees had a chance to ask questions and tell how they disrupt aging in their personal and professional lives. Disrupt Aging written by AARP’s CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is a great reminder that life doesn’t stop at 50, and research has shown that people continue to defy the odds of what it means to age, whether …

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— Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll of general election voters, along with oversamples in both 39 GOP-held seats that flipped to a Democrat and 37 GOP-held seats targeted as competitive by the Cook Political Report that held for the GOP. The bipartisan poll, fielded jointly by Fabrizio Ward and Benenson Strategy Group, found that, for 50-plus voters, Social Security, Medicare, and health care were the top issues driving them to the ballot box. The 2,800-voter survey also …

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— Hi All, Please see Good Work News, August Edition! For more information about other happenings in Georgia, please check us out at www.Facebook.com/AARPGEORGIA! Good Work News September Edition August 2018 FINAL

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— From the AJC.com State of Emergency declared for 92 counties! Hurricane Michael was officially upgraded to a Category 3 system Tuesday afternoon, hours after a state of emergency was declared for 92 Georgia counties that could experience hurricane-force winds and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several days. With the Category 3 designation by the National Hurricane Center, Michael became a “major hurricane” with winds of 120 mph and an expected Wednesday landfall. Click here for more information and please …

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— “This is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime,” political scholar Norman Ornstein recently told AARP editors about the 2018 midterm elections, and we wholeheartedly agree. There’s the sheer scope of what we’re voting for. (See pages 9 and 10 for an accounting.) But it’s also the timing. We are at a moment in which important decisions need to be made on many matters key to the lives of older Americans. Read more here … BUL_Voter_Engagement_CoverStory