Early voters need to act quickly

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina Early voting starts on October 23. Did you know that this year, early voters will only have ten days to cast their ballots? What are all the other North Carolina election law changes that go into effect this year and next? On this week’s Real Life on the Radio, AARP interviews George Eppsteiner, staff attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. George explains what voters need to know to make sure their participation goes smoothly. Here is some more …

Making changes to your Medicare plan?

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Thinking about making changes to your Medicare health plan? If the answer is “yes” the clock starts ticking this Wednesday. Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and it runs until Dec. 7. Any changes will take effect in January 2015. “Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health,” said Bob Moos, spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

Understanding the New Voter ID Law

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina Sweeping changes were made to North Carolina voting laws, many of which are already in effect.  The North Carolina Center for Voter Education has information to help you understand the the state’s voter ID and election overhaul. Remember, you must register to vote by midnight on October 10. For an e-mail application click here Free Voter ID All North Carolina voters, or those registering to vote, who do not possess a valid photo ID outlined above may apply for a …

2014 Financial Freedom Conference: Finding Your Financial Security in the Face of Caregiving

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | North Carolina If you are a caregiver, you know who you are.  Your days are filled with balancing work, the needs of your own family, and your caregiving responsibilities.  As a result, the personal cost of caring for a loved one at home is rising — in terms of lost wages and diminished pension and Social Security benefits.  Family caregivers are themselves aging and yet are providing care at a time when they also need to plan and save for their own …

UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business Partner with AARP North Carolina Launch “Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative”

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | North Carolina Wilmington – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with AARP of North Carolina to create a first-of-its-kind program that will address the challenges of, and offer solutions for the region’s post-50 population to ensure success of a secure and healthy retirement, the University announced today.       “We are committed to collaborating with partners in innovative ways that will provide UNCW students with opportunities to engage in …

Have you saved enough for your retirement?

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work | North Carolina     Are you financially secure for your retirement? How can I plan and save for long-term financial security? When is the best time to begin taking Social Security benefits? What tools are available from AARP and others to help you plan? Join us this week on “Real Life” on the radio when host Debra Tyler Horton brings you some great information and previews an upcoming financial security session at the Women and Leadership Conference at Shaw University. Are you …