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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Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

AARP is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help older adults prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. This week marks the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, the storm of the century that devastated communities across the state. September is the height of North Carolina’s hurricane season but many people lack a plan of what to do in case of a disaster. AARP’s “Real Life” on the radio talks about preparedness with AARP NC President Robert …

Long-Term Services and Supports: How Does North Carolina Compare?

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

By Enid Kassner for the North Carolina Journal of Medicine As in the proverb of the blind men describing an elephant, what you see when you evaluate a state’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) system depends on where you focus your attention. A new report based on research sponsored by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation is designed to provide a snapshot of the whole picture. This report, titled Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services …

Protect yourself this flu season

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Flu season runs from October to May. Each year in the U.S., up to 40 thousand people die from the flu — the same number who die from prostate disease, breast cancer and AIDS. Getting a flu shot only takes a few minutes and can save you from weeks of severe illness, malaise and other symptoms. It’s not too early to get your shot as today’s vaccines last up to a year. For those in Medicare or Medicaid, the shots …

September is North Carolina Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

By AARP NC President, Robert Palombo Although North Carolina narrowly escaped a natural disaster when Hurricane Arthur pounded the Outer Banks during the July 4th holiday, we are far from being in the clear this hurricane season. Running from June 1 through November 30 each year, the hurricane season is at its peak in September in North Carolina. That’s why September is Preparedness Month and AARP is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make sure older adults …

Wilson AARP chapter honors Idalia High

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

When Idalia High retired from a lifelong career of teaching in 1987, she was far from finished when it comes to working to improve her community.  Since that time, she has volunteered with AARP and others to raise the profiles of the local services offered to seniors by both public and private organizations including the Wilson County Department of Social Services. According to Wilson AARP Chapter President Bill Burchette, “Idalia High has been the force behind creating greater awareness of …

Car buyers beware. It is trickier than you think.

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Are you in the market for a new or used automobile? Car buying can be trickier than you think. The sale, trade-in and financing are each separate transactions that can cost or save you money. For some sensible and practical auto buying tips, listen to “Real Life” radio when host Debra Tyler Horton talks to Susan Lupton of the Center for Responsible Lending and volunteer consumer advocate Helen Savage. The tips they provide will help you get your best deal …