Wilson AARP chapter honors Idalia High

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

About AARP 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 …

Did the General Assembly Help or Hurt NC’s 50 Plus?

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP When it comes to meeting the needs of older adults and state’s aging population, there were some victories but also shortcomings during this year’s legislative session.  Host Debra Tyler Horton and AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Mary Bethel look back at the 2014 General Assembly as well as the work of AARP volunteers who helped raise economic, health and other concerns of the state’s 50 plus population. Listen to the program here, or a new one each week, on …

Information for Caregivers

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP Are you one of North Carolina’s 1.7 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to family, friends or loved ones?  If so, don’t miss this week’s program on “Real Life” Radio, when AARP talks with Leigh Warren, Community Outreach Coordinator at Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center. Guiding Lights goal is to have the very best resources and means of support for all local family and professional caregivers to help diminish the fear, doubt, and overwhelming stress that accompany this very important …

Volunteering – Giving Back With Your Skills

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP CHARLOTTE – One of the best gifts someone can give to their community is the skill set they have developed over their working career. Here in Charlotte, we have a network of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds who have regular opportunities to give back to the community in meaningful ways. The AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network is currently developing new teams to work on specific initiatives that help people 50+ live their best lives ever. This includes leading …

Charlotte Safe Streets

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP   CHARLOTTE – Is your neighborhood walkable? If you lost your mobility and could not drive, would you be able to connect to the services that you need? As the country’s population ages, the impact is felt at the community level. That is why creating livable communities is a top priority for AARP. And a livable community is one which accommodates people of all ages and abilities with safe streets and sidewalks so they can connect to the community. Last …

Hundreds of Ways to Save with AARP

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP   Have you received your new AARP membership card in the mail? With AARP there are literally hundreds of ways to save. Learn more about AARP benefits and get a little preview of the exciting things to come with AARP Vice President of Member Services Steve Cone. Also on this week’s “Real Life,” radio, learn how the North Carolina Senate’s proposed cuts to Medicaid and Home and Community Care Block grant funding threaten caregivers, older adults, children and families. Listen …