University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Health Innovation and AARP are collaborating to launch a second Digital Health Innovation SprintTM in the Triangle of North Carolina to develop digital solutions to the problem of medication adherence in patients age 50 and over. The “Sprint” is a novel experience-based series of high-energy events designed to guide entrepreneurial-focused teams quickly through the process of maturing an idea and creating a prototype. Leveraging design thinking methodologies, the …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance and preparation through April 18

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RALEIGH – Beginning today through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Free Program Available at more than 5,000 locations Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

Amazon.com scams hit shoppers before the holidays

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How it Works: You get an e-mail that appears to be from Amazon.com stating your recent order cannot be shipped. Claiming a problem with processing, the e-mail informs you that you won’t be able to access your account or place orders with Amazon until you confirm your information. A “click here” link leads to an authentic-looking Amazon web page to confirm your name, address and credit card information. After entering the information and clicking on a “save and continue” button, …

Building a Society of Savers to Promote Self-Reliance and Curb Government Growth

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RALEIGH — National retirement security expert David C. John, spoke to a group of political and business leaders in Raleigh this week about a voluntary and low-cost way for small businesses to offer an easy and portable way for workers to save. North Carolina has 1.7 million private sector workers without access to workplace retirement savings plans, proven to be the easiest and most effective way for workers to save for retirement. Research has proven that when workers can save …

Duty, honor, courage, AARP salutes America’s Veterans

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Silver Spring, MD — American Heroes Channel (AHC) has teamed up with AARP on a unique collaboration, kicking off this Veteran’s Day with the premiere of the all-new special, THE BATTLE I’LL NEVER FORGET. Produced exclusively for AHC by AARP Studios, THE BATTLE I’LL NEVER FORGET examines some of the most critical conflicts in American history, told first-hand by the heroes who fought on the ground, in the sky, and on the seas. Anchoring AHC’s annual DUTY, HONOR, COURAGE programming …

Promoting patriotism through the arts

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Veterans Day is around the corner and in honor of Veterans, you’ll learn more about Flags Across the Nation, an organization that is creating opportunities for children and adults to get involved in creating patriotic art, letter writing, making blankets and demonstrating respect for the American flag while giving support to our troops, wounded warriors, recovering soldiers and veterans with art, letters, blankets, flags and art/photo contests and exhibits. On WBT Radio’s “Without Limits,” live on the air or online …

Let’s create a society of savers to build a secure future for North Carolina workers

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“If you have a pension, you’re one of the lucky ones,” said a Duke economist acknowledging that over the past few decades, most employers have shifted away from maintaining a pension fund for their workers and former employees. Increasingly, it’s up to people to save on their own, usually through a 401K from their employer or from opening an Individual Retirement Account. Yet, many workers are finding themselves near retirement, without the retirement income or savings they need to stay …

Dignity and respect through advanced illness with palliative care

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According to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region (HPCCR), “Facing a serious illness is difficult.  But even through the challenges, you have the right to live your life with dignity and respect.  You deserve exceptional care and a team who can offer you the best quality of life possible.” This Charlotte organization is one group working to improve both the quality of care and quality of life for patients and their families. For many, being as comfortable as possible during …

Celebrate in honor of Veterans and those who serve

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Join us at a Celebration of Our Freedom in Wilmington on November 10, 11, 12 and 13 and enjoy some great live music, dancing, classic film, helpful information, discount tour admission for the USS North Carolina* with AARP membership card, food, friendship and fun! *AARP members: enjoy discount admission on the USS NC Battleship by showing your AARP membership card on November 11-13, 2016. Discounted water taxi rides to the Battleship by showing your AARP membership card on November 12 …