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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Suite 320
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Lumberton Caregiver presented with her Portrait of Care that was displayed at the US Capitol

Posted on 11/30/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

LUMBERTON – AARP is recognizing the efforts of 40 million Americans, including the nearly 1.8 million in North Carolina, who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, the unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $5.95 billion annually. Susan Herring from Lumberton is one of these unsung …

Carve more than turkey this Thanksgiving

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

By AARP North Carolina President Bob Palombo When it comes to Thanksgiving, AARP believes there is much more to the holiday than Native Americans and Pilgrims, turkey and football. It is time to think what you are truly grateful about. If you are anything like me, Thanksgiving is a time to express my love for family, friends and community. It is a time to appreciate and count my blessings, as well as look for ways to share some of my …

Don’t forget the hungry during the holidays

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

By Consuela Chapman, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA As the holidays approach and we sit down to give thanks; let’s not forget that hunger in North Carolina remains a serious problem. While we break bread with family and friends, we must not lose sight of the fact North Carolina is in the top 10 states when it comes to food insecurity. In a report released in 2014 by the USDA Economic Research Service ranked North Carolina the 5th most food-insure state in …

AARP North Carolina Helps Support Healing with CAARE and its Outreach to Veterans

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

    DURHAM – AARP North Carolina provided Durham’s Healing with CAARE with a one-thousand dollar contribution today to help support the services they provide to area Veterans. According to AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson, “AARP understands the needs of our Veterans and their families. From our advocacy efforts to our caregiving resources and other benefits, we address the unique challenges confronting our nation’s heroes. Veterans in the Triangle face big challenges when it comes to work and jobs, …

A Chef’s Feast Helped Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity in Eastern North Carolina

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

WILMINGTON — AARP helped raise awareness of the problem of hunger facing many older adults in the state by bringing James Beard Award winner and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life,” Vivian Howard, along with other celebrity chefs to a “Chef’s Feast,” in Wilmington on November 16. The Chef’s Feast, which raised money for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, showcased a decadent array of local, signature dishes including one from Catch restaurant owner Chef Keith Rhodes, …

AmeriCorps Vista volunteer to work with AARP to take on the problem of adult hunger

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

AARP North Carolina is pleased to announce that Consuela Chapman will be working with AARP and partners across the state to help put an end to adult hunger in the state. Chapman, who has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fayetteville State University, is quite familiar with the needs of older adults having worked as a hospice and home health care social worker. Her background will also provide helpful expertise when it comes to helping AARP respond to the …