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 …

Work Reimagined in the Queen City

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

Local Resources | Money & Work | North Carolina CHARLOTTE – Unemployment is especially difficult for 50+ workers because they tend to stay jobless longer than younger workers. Many have not been on a job interview in many years and feel unprepared to compete for new jobs. And many do not just how important social media – such as LinkdIn – is to employers in finding new talent. That is why AARP is offering workshops specifically for older workers in the Queen City. AARP offers many resources to people …

Volunteering – Giving Back With Your Skills

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

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | North Carolina | Volunteering CHARLOTTE – One of the best gifts someone can give to their community is the skill set they have developed over their working career. Here in Charlotte, we have a network of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds who have regular opportunities to give back to the community in meaningful ways. The AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network is currently developing new teams to work on specific initiatives that help people 50+ live their best lives ever. This includes leading …

Charlotte Safe Streets

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | North Carolina | Volunteering   CHARLOTTE – Is your neighborhood walkable? If you lost your mobility and could not drive, would you be able to connect to the services that you need? As the country’s population ages, the impact is felt at the community level. That is why creating livable communities is a top priority for AARP. And a livable community is one which accommodates people of all ages and abilities with safe streets and sidewalks so they can connect to the community. Last …