AARP NC recognizes volunteers and partners

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina | Volunteering To express heartfelt gratitude to the volunteer leaders and organizations who are working to support AARP’s vision and mission, AARP North Carolina’s staff and Executive Council held a special awards ceremony in July. AARP President Bob Palombo, who helped present the awards, praised the recipients as “outstanding volunteers and organizations who are helping improve North Carolina communities and the lives of the 50+ population.” Helen Mack, who generously volunteers her time and expertise to serve AARP and the aging community …

Students helping bridge the generations

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

North Carolina How is one group of Durham students bridging the generations? Listen to “Real Life” this week when you will learn about the North Carolina non-profit LinkAbility. For more than five years, LinkAbility has been working with students on social action issues tying them back to their community.  This year’s  work with the state’s older adult population is leading to an inter-generational culture shift. Learn about their work and meet the Executive Director Janice Brahms-Butler and students on this week’s show. …

Strong Support for Protecting Older Workers

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | North Carolina Unemployment is especially difficult for older workers because they tend to stay jobless longer than younger workers. A recent AARP study shows age discrimination may be partly to blame. In a survey of North Carolina voters age 50-plus, more than 1 in 4 said they or someone they know had experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Nearly 7 in 10 said they believe there is a bias against older workers, and more than 4 in 5 said they worried their …

Let’s not turn our backs on the needs of NC family caregivers

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina By Mary Bethel, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP North Carolina Family members provide 80% of the assistance to their relatives who are in need of care. They are literally the backbone of our state’s long-term care system. Studies vary in estimating the number of family caregivers in North Carolina caring for older and disabled family members. Regardless of the data source, it is apparent that a large percentage of our state’s citizens are unpaid family caregivers. According to AARP, …

Help for Greensboro’s uninsured

Posted on 06/28/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina How is Guilford County responding to the needs of the uninsured? A partnership between Carter Behavioral Health and the Guilford County Department of Public Health has been helping limited-income residents of the county access the health care they need. This week on Real Life Radio, meet Ron Carter, COO of Carter’s Circle of Life Health Center in Greensboro and learn more about the wide range of health services they are offering residents of the county. Listen here on on air …

Two new twists in returning medical scam

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina Posted on 06/19/2014 by Sid Kirchheimer |AARP Blog Author Remember those bogus offers for a free medical alert device? That robocall ripoff, which went viral last year, has returned with a vengeance — with two new twists. But don’t be fooled. It’s the same old scam that tries to get your credit or bank account information for supposed monitoring fees for the “free” device that never arrives. Provide that info and you risk identity theft. The latest twists: Some robocalls now …