Category: Feature

The Key to Elder Abuse Prevention Is Education

Today, scammers are looking for non-cash transactions, like electronic transfers and debit cards. One of many problems he sees is that email seems to give older (and lonely) people courage to “talk” to predators they don’t know—and even more courage (as in the Perkins case) when they meet a scammer through family members. Education is key to helping people.

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Volunteers Lend a Hand to Arts and Culture Around Atlanta

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of metro Atlanta volunteers spend time each week helping local cultural institutions. They water flowers, stuff envelopes, field phone calls, guide school groups through exhibits, give history lessons, raise money and do all sorts of other things that local museums, gardens and performing groups need done. “They are incredibly important,” said Jayme Hogan-Yarbro, manager of volunteer and intern services at the Atlanta History Center.

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Home of Southern Rock Reopens

The reopening—on the 50th anniversary of Capricorn’s founding—marked the culmination of several years of work on a number of fronts. The formerly dilapidated space was stabilized, cleaned up and refurbished under the umbrella of Mercer University and now bears the somewhat academic-sounding title of “Mercer Music at Capricorn.”

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Common Sense Collaboration: Fred Glassman offers legal mediation class

“I thought there must be a better way.” Turns out there was. The concept of mediation emerged, with a neutral person representing both parties. Glassman saw that some cases were ripe for mediation and he tried to get his clients to travel that route whenever appropriate. Then along came collaborative law. It’s a legal framework in which both parties in a dispute hire attorneys, but the lawyers formally agree not to go to court.

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