EAST POINT RETIREES ASSOCIATION

 

The purpose of the Association is to keep the membership up-to-date with pension, Medicare, and insurance questions and to have the opportunity to meet with representatives of the East Point Human Resources Department and other city officials.  Any questions can be referred to President Bob Mathews at 770-787-9427.  

 

The East Point Retiree's Association meets on the third Tuesday at 6:00 PM on the months of January, March, May, June, September, and November at Tim's Country Kitchen Buffet Banks Station Shopping Center,175 Banks Crossing, Fayetteville, Ga., 30214.

Membership is open to any retiree of the City of East Point, their spouses, and/or their widows/widowers.  Dues are $20.00 per year with payment to Peggy Moore, 641 Sir Charles Dr., Fairburn, Ga., 30213, or can be made at a meeting.  

The 2018-2019 Officers are Bob Mathews-President, Chester Powell-1st Vice President, Ellis "Sonny" Lowery-2nd Vice President, Peggy Moore- Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Directors- Wanda Lowery, Everett Smith and John Marriner.  

The Association also has an annual Christmas party in December.

 

Following is a link to a page FEMA created to help with rumor control regarding COVID-19. One that won't go away is the myth that there is going to be a national lockdown and quarantine as soon as military assets are in place to enforce it. Just one of several myths. 


Coronavirus Rumor Control

Safety and Security

During this time criminals are taking advantage. Please be aware of cyber security during this time we are all working mostly online. Below is information from the FBI:

This information is provided for your general awareness as a reminder of good cyber-security practices.  There are indications that a number of bad actors (hackers, scammers, etc) are engaging in a wide variety of criminal cyber activity in an effort to take advantage of the general public distress regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  During these times, it’s extremely important that you don’t make yourself and your agency vulnerable by not paying close attention to url link addresses that look close enough to the real thing, only to take you to a bogus site that compromises your identity or your system with a trojan or other malicious code.  For example corona-virus-map url is a new website that has popped up that contains an AZORult Trojan virus.  There are also reports of malicious virus tracking apps for android users.
 
One good practice is to only use your favorites to log into your accounts, or type the url directly into the browser address line.  For instance if you get an email from your account that says your statement is now available and says click on the link to see your statement, STOP!  Go to your browser and log into your account to view the statement…don’t click on the link in the email.  Cyber criminals are getting extremely crafty in spoofing corporate and government email notices, with agency seals, official logos, and official looking signature blocks, etc.
 
Mouse your curser over the url, addresses, and other links to make sure they actually match the location; for example the link may say mybank[dot]com, but when you scroll over the link it says imtakingyourmoney[dot]ru.  Another example is making the addressee look close enough to the actual address that you respond; for example your alumni association uses myalumni[@]college.edu and you receive an email from myalumni[@]college.com asking for donations to a “worthy” cause.  When in doubt, call the company, office, or person – not using the number they provided in the email…look it up in your contacts, directory, etc., and verify the request before responding.
 

If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world.
We know you’re looking for ways to take care of yourself and #BeTheDifference. We’ve compiled these tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health.
 If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.
 You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.
For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, read these new resources on our blog:

For more information on COVID-19, please visit these resources:

 

 

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