Voter and candidate reminder: AARP is strictly non-partisan

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As the largest representative of older voters in the state, it can be tempting to imply that AARP supports a particular party or candidate.  AARP has a proud history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. AARP is strictly non-partisan AARP was not aware of, nor does it have any involvement with, any political campaign …

Services to help people age with dignity in their own homes

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AARP North Carolina recently recognized the work of Senator Richard Burr for his role in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. On “Without Limits,” you will learn more about some of the programs the Act helps support. This week’s guest is Debi Lee, the Assistant Director Aging Programs, Centralina Area Agency on Aging. They cover Mecklenburg County and eight surrounding counties. Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) strives to support and enhance the capacity of service and advocacy systems …

AARP presents awards for outstanding public service for older adults

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RALEIGH – Today AARP North Carolina presented US Senator Richard Burr the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Burr received his award for his work to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. It also presented NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin a “Meritorious Service” Award for preventing unfair home insurance rate increases and State Representative Marilyn Avila a “Legislator of the …

Free event to help caregivers get “unstuck”

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Don’t miss “Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver,” featuring author Peter Rosenberger.  Rosenberger is a 30-year caregiver who helps fellow caregivers move to a calmer, healthier, more joyful life. Join us in-person at 7:00 pm, on August 25th, for a free 60-minute “Virtual Viewing Party” and learn how to lighten your heart, rediscover your identity and find a safe emotional path through caregiving – all shared with a healthy dose of outrageous humor and candor! Resister for the …

Cambios al Seguro Social en el 2016

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Qué esperar en tu cheque de beneficios y tus deducciones. No habrá aumento – Los beneficiarios del Seguro Social no tendrán un ajuste por costo de vida (COLA) debido a la baja inflación. Esta será la tercera vez desde el 2010 donde no habrá un aumento para los beneficiarios. Beneficio mensual promedio del Seguro Social – El beneficio mensual máximo para los trabajadores que se jubilen en la edad plena de jubilación es de $2,639. El beneficio mensual promedio para …

Public wi-fi hotspots ripe for fraud

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The Federal Trade Commission reports 57,838 complaints of identity theft and fraud in North Carolina in 2014. How safe do people think they are? According to the 2016 AARP Cyber Security survey, adults age 18 and older would be more favorable toward a coffee shop, bookstore, hotel, or other public location that offers free public Wi-Fi if they provided users with information on how to protect themselves from cyber scams. Seven-in-ten survey respondents believe that locations offering free public Wi-Fi …

Looking for work at age 50 plus?

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With a record number of older adults staying employed or going back to work, many job seekers are seeking a little boost. One organization in Charlotte is helping connect employees and employers to help both individuals and businesses succeed. Charlotte Works is the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Through collaborations with business, government, education and other nonprofits, Charlotte Works has developed nationally recognized workforce programs and resources, provided local talent with the tools and resources to successfully …

Domino tournament helps highlight the need to “Take a Stand”

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At the AARP sponsored domino tournament at the Puerto Rican Festival in Charlotte, Associate State Director for Hispanic Outreach Leo Scarpati said, “When it comes to your financial security, don’t leave it up to a game of chance.” Scarpati and AARP volunteers were sharing information about the importance of Social Security and how the Presidential candidates are sharing their ideas for its future through AARP’s “Take a Stand” campaign website. Scarpati said, “Dominos is a game of numbers, but for …

Thinking about starting your own business? Listen to some expert advice

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Thinking about starting your own business? You aren’t alone. Did you know that more than half the adults age 50 and older are thinking about starting their own businesses one day? Are you ready? Take an AARP quiz and find out. If you are like the majority of people, you could use a little advice. AARP wants to make sure you are positioned for success and has great resources and advice for older entrepreneurs. This week on “Without Limits,” you’ll …

AARP advocates made a big impact during a short session

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RALEIGH — If you are one of the hundreds of AARP members who took action this session by contacting your elected leaders in Raleigh, pat yourselves on the back. Your voice gained important improvements for those taking care of loved ones across state lines, provided a future break for people taking care of those with Alzheimer’s and could save you from added property and sales taxes during an economic downturn. The North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act that will …