March just whizzed by but let’s not forget it’s the month we celebrate Women’s History; in particular, we recognize the founder of AARP, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus who had a dream to help “seniors” live life on their own terms and age in place.
As May 15 looms, AARP also uses this time to help people focus on finances. The AARP Money Map is an online tool that helps you manage unexpected medical, car, or home expenses. Money Map, which is free and doesn’t require membership, provides tips on negotiating your costs to suggesting different payment options: moneymap.aarp.org. While you’re there, check out the Social Security Resource Center that will answer the top questions you have about how your benefits are calculated and how to apply for Social Security.
By the way, you still have a chance to get your taxes prepared online and, in a few places, in-person with a scheduled appointment through Tax-Aide. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. If you are 50+ with low to moderate income, please contact Tax-Aide at 1-888-687-2277.
Coming up on Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m., and remaining available after that date, best-selling author Tina Ansa McElroy and NABJ Hall of Famer Wanda S. Lloyd will discuss “Meeting at the Table,” an anthology of curated works from women of color who share their thoughts and feelings about self-care, healing and disparities in the light of the pandemic and social unrest of 2020. Visit here to learn more: states.aarp.org/georgia/meeting.
On Wednesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. ET, we are hosting a COVID-19 Teletown Hall with Dr. Georgina Peacock of the Department of Public Health and Abby Cox who is the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. You can hear the latest by dialing 1-833-380-0513. We have additional information at www.aarp.org/gavaccine.
In April, we offer you an info-tainment series geared toward helping families have difficult conversations about Alzheimer’s, diabetes and prostate cancer. We teamed up with Garret Davis of Gdavis Productions to bring you this trilogy of theatrical productions that bring a light-hearted look to serious subjects. Go to for more information go to states.aarp.org/georgia/ and search for Garrett Davis.