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Profiles of Age Disruption: Karen Bellinger

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

  CHARLOTTE – Aging in America today is not what it was for your parents. Times have changed, and so have your options for a long and productive life at 50 plus! As the Boomers change the demographics of the country, so, too, must our perceptions of aging change. And there is no better way to change those points of view  than by sharing stories and allowing ourselves to be inspired by those leading the way. In Charlotte, AARP is …

How You Can Improve Your Life Right Now

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

CHARLOTTE- Every week, right here in the Queen City, AARP offers a wide range of free programs and activities that can help you improve the quality of your life. From getting your financial house in order to learning how to safely use tablet devices and smartphones, AARP in Charlotte is committed to helping you live your best life ever! Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or …

Life Reimagined in the Queen City

Posted on 11/30/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. AARP’s  Life Reimagined program offers a real opportunity to get started with hundreds of “check up sessions” taking place all across the country this year. Here in Charlotte, a local group of trained AARP volunteers and staff are …

Charlotte Spring Workshops and Programs

Posted on 04/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real possibilities within yourself. Upcoming Sessions: May 5, 10:30am. Cornelius Public Library. Info and Registration. May 20, 1:00pm. Levine Senior Center. Info and …

Charlotte Volunteers Awarded for Their Great Work

Posted on 04/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

AARP North Carolina Awards Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City CHARLOTTE– Two women were honored by AARP North Carolina this week for their commitment to improving the lives of the 50 plus in the community in the Queen City. Lori Love of Charlotte has been instrumental in helping mid-life adults think about their own financial and health security when as they get older. As an instructor for AARP’s Living Longer, Living Smarter program, …

Living Longer, Living Smarter in Charlotte

Posted on 02/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

You’ve worked hard for a place to call home, a family, a job, and maybe a few extras.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself. Finding the time to focus on your future is particularly important for women, who generally have more years to cover in retirement with fewer resources. However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important: If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you. But …

AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

Posted on 01/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

AARP North Carolina Awards Several Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City   CHARLOTTE– AARP North Carolina recently presented awards to several local AARP volunteers for their commitment to making Charlotte a better place for all. Since AARP began a permanent presence in Charlotte in 2013, the AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network was recruited and developed. The Network is composed of dozens of volunteers from various backgrounds who all share a commitment to giving back to …

Charlotte Workshops for 50+

Posted on 01/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

AARP North Carolina has hit the ground running in 2015, with regular offerings on workshops in Charlotte aimed at helping people 50+. Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real …

Work Reimagined in the Queen City

Posted on 08/14/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

CHARLOTTE – Unemployment is especially difficult for 50+ workers because they tend to stay jobless longer than younger workers. Many have not been on a job interview in many years and feel unprepared to compete for new jobs. And many do not just how important social media – such as LinkdIn – is to employers in finding new talent. That is why AARP is offering workshops specifically for older workers in the Queen City. AARP offers many resources to people …

Volunteering – Giving Back With Your Skills

Posted on 08/14/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/molender/" title="Posts by Michael Olender" rel="author">Michael Olender</a> | AARP North Carolina |

CHARLOTTE – One of the best gifts someone can give to their community is the skill set they have developed over their working career. Here in Charlotte, we have a network of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds who have regular opportunities to give back to the community in meaningful ways. The AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network is currently developing new teams to work on specific initiatives that help people 50+ live their best lives ever. This includes leading …