Making changes to your Medicare plan?

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Thinking about making changes to your Medicare health plan? If the answer is “yes” the clock starts ticking this Wednesday. Medicare open enrollment begins on October 15 and it runs until Dec. 7. Any changes will take effect in January 2015. “Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health,” said Bob Moos, spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business Partner with AARP North Carolina Launch “Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative”

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

Health & Wellbeing Wilmington – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with AARP of North Carolina to create a first-of-its-kind program that will address the challenges of, and offer solutions for the region’s post-50 population to ensure success of a secure and healthy retirement, the University announced today.       “We are committed to collaborating with partners in innovative ways that will provide UNCW students with opportunities to engage in …

How would Jesus bridge the generations?

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 2014 Combined Women’s and Leadership Conference  RALEIGH — Shaw University Divinity School will host its Combined Women and Leadership conferences: “Resurrecting the Dream: Leadership and Generosity – How Jesus Upsets the Status Quo,” for women, girls, men, and boys. Explore questions of inclusion and generosity,  examine how being exclusive has been or not been beneficial to the church, particularly  in light of the Great commission (Matthew 28:16·20). Conversations and plenaries  explore stewardship, biblical wisdom , impact  of finance on relationships, …

Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help older adults prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. This week marks the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, the storm of the century that devastated communities across the state. September is the height of North Carolina’s hurricane season but many people lack a plan of what to do in case of a disaster. AARP’s “Real Life” on the radio talks about preparedness with AARP NC President Robert …

Long-Term Services and Supports: How Does North Carolina Compare?

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Enid Kassner for the North Carolina Journal of Medicine As in the proverb of the blind men describing an elephant, what you see when you evaluate a state’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) system depends on where you focus your attention. A new report based on research sponsored by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation is designed to provide a snapshot of the whole picture. This report, titled Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services …