AARP North Caroliina

Steve Hahn


Helping over 1.1 million people in North Carolina make the most out of life at age 50 plus.

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Raleigh, NC 27607

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Did the General Assembly Help or Hurt NC’s 50 Plus?

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

When it comes to meeting the needs of older adults and state’s aging population, there were some victories but also shortcomings during this year’s legislative session.  Host Debra Tyler Horton and AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Mary Bethel look back at the 2014 General Assembly as well as the work of AARP volunteers who helped raise economic, health and other concerns of the state’s 50 plus population. Listen to the program here, or a new one each week, on …

2014 State Legislative Summary

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

By Mary Bethel and Charmaine Fuller Cooper This summary provides highlights of legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2014 which impacts people 50 and older.  Since the House and Senate failed to agree on an adjournment resolution, the legislature could reconvene later this summer to take up bills pending from the legislative session such as environmental clean-up. This summary will be updated after the conclusion of the session in August. The House and Senate did agreed that they …

Information for Caregivers

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Are you one of North Carolina’s 1.7 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to family, friends or loved ones?  If so, don’t miss this week’s program on “Real Life” Radio, when AARP talks with Leigh Warren, Community Outreach Coordinator at Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center. Guiding Lights goal is to have the very best resources and means of support for all local family and professional caregivers to help diminish the fear, doubt, and overwhelming stress that accompany this very important …

AARP Poll of North Carolina Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. 50+ Voters’ Financial Outlook: Anxious The survey’s “Anxiety Index” shows that across party lines, older voters, and …

AARP NC recognizes volunteers and partners

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

To express heartfelt gratitude to the volunteer leaders and organizations who are working to support AARP’s vision and mission, AARP North Carolina’s staff and Executive Council held a special awards ceremony in July. AARP President Bob Palombo, who helped present the awards, praised the recipients as “outstanding volunteers and organizations who are helping improve North Carolina communities and the lives of the 50+ population.” Helen Mack, who generously volunteers her time and expertise to serve AARP and the aging community …

Students helping bridge the generations

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

How is one group of Durham students bridging the generations? Listen to “Real Life” this week when you will learn about the North Carolina non-profit LinkAbility. For more than five years, LinkAbility has been working with students on social action issues tying them back to their community.  This year’s  work with the state’s older adult population is leading to an inter-generational culture shift. Learn about their work and meet the Executive Director Janice Brahms-Butler and students on this week’s show. …