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 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: …

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 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 …

AARP STRENGTHENS ITS NETWORK OF KEY LEGISLATIVE CONTACTS

AARP STRENGTHENS ITS NETWORK OF KEY LEGISLATIVE CONTACTS

Posted on 02/20/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy - AARPNC Members to Ask NCGA to Better Support the Needs of NC’s Aging Population – RALEIGH — AARP volunteers met here this week to prepare for North Carolina’s 2014 Legislative Session.  Although this year is a short session, AARP will be advocating to build support for programs that help adults age in place. State President James Wall said, “AARP members are the organization’s most effective advocates. Their personal stories and experiences are what lawmakers really value when it comes …

AARP OUTLINES THE PRIORITIES THAT MATTER MOST TO MID-LIFE AND OLDER NORTH CAROLINIANS

AARP OUTLINES THE PRIORITIES THAT MATTER MOST TO MID-LIFE AND OLDER NORTH CAROLINIANS

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy RALEIGH –To help make North Carolina a better place to live, work and retire, the state’s largest social change organization, AARP, released its priorities for 2014 and beyond. AARP has over 1.1 million North Carolina members representing one-third of the 50 plus adults in the state. “AARP wants to ensure people have the personal and retirement savings they need to live independently in their own home as they grow older,” said AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson. He outlined some …

AARP Outlines Consumer-Centered Medicaid Reform

AARP Outlines Consumer-Centered Medicaid Reform

Posted on 01/15/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy As North Carolina lawmakers look at changes to the state’s Medicaid program, AARP’s Mary Bethel provided the following testimony to the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group “In addressing Medicaid reform, AARP North Carolina believes that we need to build on what works.  North Carolina has a model program in Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC).  This home grown program has excellent provider buy-in, has saved the state billions of dollars in health care costs, and has also ensured access to care …

State Laws Protect Assets of Vulnerable Adults

State Laws Protect Assets of Vulnerable Adults

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Two new laws backed by AARP provide protections against financial abuse of North Carolinians age 65 and older and those with disabilities. A law that took effect Dec. 1 takes steps to increase the recognition, reporting and prosecution of those who defraud or financially exploit vulnerable adults. This law also continues a state task force charged with addressing fraud against older adults. Another law, which took effect Oct. 1, allows a district attorney to petition a court to freeze the …