AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | North Carolina | Press | Volunteering AARP North Carolina Awards Several Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City  CHARLOTTE–  This week, AARP North Carolina celebrates National Volunteer Recognition Week in Charlotte by presenting awards to several local AARP volunteers for their commitment to making Charlotte a better place for all. Since AARP has been establishing a greater presence in Charlotte over the past year the organization recruited and developed the AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network, a group of dozens of …

Older North Carolinians Strongly Support Measure to Stop Age Discrimination at Work

Older North Carolinians Strongly Support Measure to Stop Age Discrimination at Work

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | North Carolina RALEIGH – Older North Carolinians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. A March 2014 poll of registered voters ages 50 and older found a remarkable 82 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 57 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 11 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Tarheels already know: …

Workshops, Resources for New Entrepreneurs

Workshops, Resources for New Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | North Carolina By Michelle Crouch Scott Buell, 61, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three decades before he was laid off in 2009. But instead of retiring or looking for another job, Buell decided to take a bold step. He went into business for himself. “I decided I wanted to take control of my destiny,” said Buell, of Raleigh, who started a company with his son. “I had always thought about starting a business and this seemed like a good time,” he …

Age Discrimination is a Real and Solvable Problem in North Carolina

Age Discrimination is a Real and Solvable Problem in North Carolina

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | North Carolina By AARP NC Director Doug Dickerson It happens all too often.  Despite a lifetime of hard work and excellent reviews, older workers find themselves out of a job or in a reduced position.  A 2013 AARP study found that nearly 2 in 3 workers ages 45-74 said they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Nearly 20% believed they were not hired for a job because of their age and nearly 10% believed they were laid off or …

Robert Palombo Appointed New President of AARP NC

Robert Palombo Appointed New President of AARP NC

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | North Carolina | Volunteering RALEIGH  — Southern Shores resident Robert Palombo has been appointed the new state president of AARP North Carolina, the state’s largest social mission organization with over 1.1 million North Carolina members. As President, Palombo will be leading the volunteer efforts that include information and advocacy in Raleigh and Washington, DC, service in communities across the state, and raising awareness about the needs and priorities of mid-life and older residents in the state. Palombo is a retired educator who worked both …

 AARP Helps You Take Better Charge of Your Finances

AARP Helps You Take Better Charge of Your Finances

Posted on 03/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work | North Carolina RALEIGH — Like the rest of the nation, North Carolinians have historically low personal savings rates that threaten the confidence people have of living securely in their retirement. AARP has three, new, 90-minute workshops to help you build on your good habits and understand what changes you can make to improve your financial situation. Developed in coordination with Charles Schwab Foundation,  AARP Foundation’s Finances 50 + helps participants budget and goal set, take charge of credit and debt, develop a …