AARP North Caroliina

Steve Hahn

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

1511 Sunday Drive
Suite 320
Raleigh, NC 27607
866-389-5650

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Wherever you go, you can connect with AARP

Posted on 07/7/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

AARP California’s Jennifer Hopson is this week’s special guest on “Real Life.” Jennifer talks about some of the exciting programs and the work of AARP in the Golden State. Whether it is getting people moving and active through a new walking club, helping  family caregivers through informational outreach and some pampering, protecting people from fraud, or getting people better prepared to meet the financial demands of retirement, AARP is helping people live the lives they want to live. AARP is …

Multicultural communities – AARP helping people live the lives they want to live

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

What is AARP doing in other states when it comes to improving multicultural communities? How are AARP state offices working to help meet the needs of family caregivers and those taking care of their loved ones? How is it helping people picture their own retirement by helping them save more, and protecting them from fraud, scams and elder abuse? This week on “Real Life,” you’ll hear from AARP Georgia Associate State Directors Melisa Sinden and Charmina Young, as well as …

Special delivery: 700 letters from AARP members to the General Assembly

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

AARP volunteers delivered approximately 700 letters from voters across the state asking their leaders in the General Assembly for fully restored, uncapped medical deductions for people of all ages, as well as funding for the Home and Community Block Grant program in the final budget. Over the course of the state budget debate, NC legislators received over 100,000 e-mails and letters from concerned voters about the reinstatement of deductions and restoration of Home and Community Block Grant funds. In addition …

Don’t let the state budget leave caregivers and those with high medical expenses behind

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

The North Carolina House and Senate have major differences in their budget bills when it comes to meeting the needs of family caregivers and those with high medical costs. Earlier this month, the House approved budget reinstated the NC medical expense tax deduction that helps protect people from the impact of high medical expenses. They also restored one million dollars in funding that was taken away from the Home and Community Care Block Grant program that supports programs that help …

NC Senate budget shortchanges important services and hurts those with high medical expenses

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

When the state Senate revealed its budget proposal Monday night, it did NOT include fully-restored, uncapped medical deductions, or increased funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant that helps people live independently in their own homes.  Instead, the Senate proposed a $20,000 combined cap for all itemized deductions and no change to the Block Grant funding. Because medical deductions shield North Carolinians’ from the impact of high health care expenses, AARP supports the House’s budget recommendation to fully …

The NC Senate Budget Proposal – tax cuts trump medical expense deductions and the needs of family caregivers

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

In the past, the state budget debate may have been something North Carolina’s non-political junkies generally overlooked or did not closely follow. But this legislative session, more age 50-plus voters have been paying close attention because tax law changes that went into effect hit them where it counts, right in the pocketbook. The real effect of a NC tax law change that eliminated medical expense deductions was not fully felt until people filed their tax returns this year. That’s when …