Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

North Carolina Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

Older voters still “want to know” more about candidates’ positions

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina RALEIGH – Early voting begins this week and older voters have concerns about the U.S. Senate candidates’ positions on the issues important to the 50+ population in North Carolina.  AARP members have expressed that they need to know more from candidates regarding where each of them stands on a variety of issues.           Today AARP North Carolina President Robert Palombo sent hundreds of “What I Want to Know” postcards directly to the campaign offices of Kay Hagan …

Jeff Gordon Delivers the “One Millionth” Meal of Meals on Wheels

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Reidsville, N.C. – AARP Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and Aging, Disability and Transit Services (ADTS) are teaming up with Jeff Gordon — four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports — to deliver the one millionth Meals on Wheels meal to a local family in Stoneville, NC. ADTS is receiving funding through the More Than A Meal research grant from AARP Foundation to MOWAA. …

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 …