— 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 …

— Are you looking for a productive way to spend your free time? Do you have a passion for meeting new people and learning new skills? If so, AARP Georgia needs you! We invite you to join our team of passionate and committed volunteers who help Atlantans 50-plus live their best lives. If you have an interest in Advocacy, Communications, Veterans Outreach, or working with our LGBTQ and faith-based partners, please consider sharing your expertise with others! The AARP Georgia State …

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— IMG_6481.mov AARP Georgia volunteers understand the importance of voting! Do you know who the most powerful voting bloc in America is? The 50-plus! Our volunteers from Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah share why voting is important to them. Have a listen! Posted by AARP Georgia on Monday, October 1, 2018

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— We’ll need your help as we start Pride preparation in October! Volunteers are needed for loading in/out to/of Piedmont Park, staffing the building, monitoring snack distribution, and for the entertainment team. Load in occurs on Oct. 12,  starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will open the building at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and the building will close at 7 p.m. The building will re-open on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the end of the parade around 2 p.m. We will also …

— By Drew Jubera Kaye Billingslea’s fondest childhood memories include reading with her grandmother, who had developed glaucoma and needed her young granddaughter to read to her aloud. Whenever Billingslea read too fast, her grandmother would stop her and say, “I know there’s a little dot at the end of that sentence. That’s a period.” Or: “See that curly thing? That’s a comma.” “I was her eyes,” recalled Billingslea, 72. “Every sentence had to be just right. And I had to …

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— During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, AARP is celebrating unsung heroes. AARP proudly announces a call for nominations for its 3rd annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Hero Awards to acknowledge the extraordinary staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations that serve AAPIs age 50-plus. AARP is seeking nominees who are important contributors to their organizations, who make a difference and whose stories inspire others to do more in their communities. Nominations may be submitted now until May 31. “We are proud …

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— The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s purpose, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer. Only one volunteer per state (or couple performing service together) can receive the Award. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information, go to AARP.org/Andrus Good luck!

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— Atlanta native Mrs. Dorothy Spencer-Amey is a perfect example of #DisruptAging. At 89 years young, she has had a full life with plans of a full future. From AARP president to civil rights activist, Mrs. Spencer-Amey continues to be an embodiment of “To serve, not to be served,” the mantra of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Born in 1934, Mrs. Spencer-Amey is our longest standing chapter president. She is the mother of three, and has three grandchildren. She and …

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— Our Baldwin County Chapter had a great meeting on hospice care with Serenity Hospice Care in Milledgeville, Ga. The Baldwin Bulletin highlighted the dedication of the chapter members, in addition to their passion for local missions and each other. Click here for the full article. Chapter 5387 has taken a seat at the table to discuss hospice care and disrupt the misconceptions surrounding it. Thank you for shedding light on this topic. For more information about AARP caregiving resources, please click …