Wilson AARP chapter honors Idalia High

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

About AARP | North Carolina | Volunteering 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 …

Car buyers beware. It is trickier than you think.

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

Money & Work | North Carolina Are you in the market for a new or used automobile? Car buying can be trickier than you think. The sale, trade-in and financing are each separate transactions that can cost or save you money. For some sensible and practical auto buying tips, listen to “Real Life” radio when host Debra Tyler Horton talks to Susan Lupton of the Center for Responsible Lending and volunteer consumer advocate Helen Savage. The tips they provide will help you get your best deal …

Senate Candidates Split on Seniors’ Issues

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

North Carolina By Michelle Crouch Both of North Carolina’s candidates for the U.S. Senate say that it’s important to have a strong safety net in place to help older people, but they have different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to protect Social Security and Medicare. Incumbent Kay Hagan (D), a first-term senator, faces state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Nov. 4. Hagan, 61, was elected in 2008 after serving a decade as a state senator. She worked …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | North Carolina 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 …

2014 State Legislative Summary

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina By Mary Bethel and Charmaine Fuller Cooper This summary provides highlights of legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2014 which impacts people 50 and older.  Since the House and Senate failed to agree on an adjournment resolution, the legislature could reconvene later this summer to take up bills pending from the legislative session such as environmental clean-up. This summary will be updated after the conclusion of the session in August. The House and Senate did agreed that they …

Information for Caregivers

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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina 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 …