Health Insurance Open Enrollment is Here — Does Your Plan Suit Your Needs?

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Do you want a health plan that better suits your needs? Some may be seeking health insurance for the first time. It is that time of year to look at what you have and reevaluate your health care needs. Health insurance open enrollment is here. The Affordable Care Act made obtaining health insurance possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you cannot be turned down for coverage. From now until February 15, you have an opportunity to …

Get Healthier with COAACH

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina     Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. With earlier detection and prevention, North Carolinians can stay healthier and save on long-term health care costs. A program in the Triad is taking aim at chronic disease management. North Carolina AT&T’s new Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health will make a difference when it comes to improving health outcomes in the region. From education and awareness to …

AARP Hearts Caregivers – Does the NCGA?

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Did you know that out of the 1.7 million North Carolina family caregivers, the average caregiver is a 49 year-old female? While providing that care, many develop their own health issues, suffer from stress, income loss and other issues. How can North Carolina better support family caregivers? What is the state block grant program that helps fund needed services like in-home health aides and the Meals on Wheels program? Will Medicaid in the state change and/or will it continue to …

¿Habla AARP?

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | North Carolina North Carolina’s Latino population is growing, and AARP is listening—and answering—in Spanish. The AARP state office has programs, information, workshops and publications in Spanish, including the Family Caregivers Resource Guide. In addition, radio talk show aficionados can listen to Sin Fronteras con AARP or Al Dia con AARP, with host Leo Scarpati. Popular topics include how Latinos are using social media; how to manage personal finances and save for retirement; and how to recognize, prevent and report fraud. The number …

Hablamos español

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | North Carolina La población hispana de Carolina del Norte aumenta y AARP te escucha y contesta en español. La oficina estatal de AARP te brinda programas, información, talleres y publicaciones en español, incluida la Guía de recursos para los cuidadores familiares. Además, los fanáticos de los programas de opinión de radio pueden escuchar a Leo Scarpati en sus programas Sin Fronteras con AARP o Al Día con AARP. Los temas populares que se discuten incluyen cómo los latinos usan los medios sociales, …

New Study Shows Added Stress Caregivers Face During the Holiday Season, With Nearly Half Citing Financial Concerns

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Español | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina New AARP and Ad Council PSAs highlight the changing roles of caregivers, offer tools and resources for support WASHINGTON — In an effort to support the 42 million caregivers in the U.S. who are caring for parents and older loved ones and to illustrate the complexity of this relationship, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new suite of public service advertisements (PSAs), including ads specifically designed to reach the Hispanic community, as an extension of their national Caregiver …