Give back to Wilmington…volunteer opportunities for all

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | North Carolina | Volunteering WILMINGTON — Looking for ways to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community? AARP makes it easy to help out in the Cape Fear Region on the projects and with the people you care about most. On Wednesday, February 4, AARP North Carolina is hosting a “new volunteer orientation” session and dinner at 6:00 pm, at the Hawthorne at Station Community Center , 531 Old MacCumber Station Road , Wilmington, NC 28405 Come learn more about area …

AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP | North Carolina | Volunteering AARP North Carolina Awards Several Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City   CHARLOTTE– AARP North Carolina recently presented awards to several local AARP volunteers for their commitment to making Charlotte a better place for all. Since AARP began a permanent presence in Charlotte in 2013, the AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network was recruited and developed. The Network is composed of dozens of volunteers from various backgrounds who all share a commitment to giving back to …

Charlotte Workshops for 50+

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Events | North Carolina AARP North Carolina has hit the ground running in 2015, with regular offerings on workshops in Charlotte aimed at helping people 50+. Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real …

Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina It isn’t easy entrusting your loved ones to the care of a nursing home or other long-term care settings. What are the right questions to ask when seeking long-term care services? For nearly three decades, one organization has been helping North Carolinians navigate the long-term care system. Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care (FORLTC) is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to advancing the quality of life for individuals who receive long-term care in North Carolina. It focuses on the continuum …

AARP NC is working to make life after 50 fulfilling, healthy and financially secure

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | North Carolina RALEIGH — To address the growing anxiety people in the state are feeling from their worries about adequate retirement savings and the challenges of family caregiving, AARP North Carolina released its priorities for 2015 and beyond. AARP North Carolina State Director Doug Dickerson said, “Most people simply don’t have the savings they need to pay for their ‘golden years’ anymore. People are increasingly reliant on Social Security as their only income when they’re older. We can turn that trend upside …

A Look Ahead at What’s to Come from AARP in North Carolina

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina | Volunteering AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson talks about the organization’s recent accomplishments and looks at what lies ahead for AARP in the Tar Heel State. Dickerson explains how AARP is helping people live better lives as they get older. Among its accomplishments last year, AARP fought off state proposals that would have raised auto insurance rates and those that would have cut funding for important services that help people age in their own homes.  At the federal level, AARP was …