Give back to Wilmington…volunteer opportunities for all

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP WILMINGTON — Looking for ways to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community? AARP makes it easy to help out in the Cape Fear Region on the projects and with the people you care about most. On Wednesday, February 4, AARP North Carolina is hosting a “new volunteer orientation” session and dinner at 6:00 pm, at the Hawthorne at Station Community Center , 531 Old MacCumber Station Road , Wilmington, NC 28405 Come learn more about area …

AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP AARP North Carolina Awards Several Charlotte Volunteers for Their Commitment to Serving the 50+ Community in the Queen City   CHARLOTTE– AARP North Carolina recently presented awards to several local AARP volunteers for their commitment to making Charlotte a better place for all. Since AARP began a permanent presence in Charlotte in 2013, the AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network was recruited and developed. The Network is composed of dozens of volunteers from various backgrounds who all share a commitment to giving back to …

Charlotte Workshops for 50+

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

About AARP AARP North Carolina has hit the ground running in 2015, with regular offerings on workshops in Charlotte aimed at helping people 50+. Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real …

AARP NC is working to make life after 50 fulfilling, healthy and financially secure

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP RALEIGH — To address the growing anxiety people in the state are feeling from their worries about adequate retirement savings and the challenges of family caregiving, AARP North Carolina released its priorities for 2015 and beyond. AARP North Carolina State Director Doug Dickerson said, “Most people simply don’t have the savings they need to pay for their ‘golden years’ anymore. People are increasingly reliant on Social Security as their only income when they’re older. We can turn that trend upside …

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 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 …

2014 Financial Freedom Conference: Finding Your Financial Security in the Face of Caregiving

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP If you are a caregiver, you know who you are.  Your days are filled with balancing work, the needs of your own family, and your caregiving responsibilities.  As a result, the personal cost of caring for a loved one at home is rising — in terms of lost wages and diminished pension and Social Security benefits.  Family caregivers are themselves aging and yet are providing care at a time when they also need to plan and save for their own …