Did the General Assembly Help or Hurt NC’s 50 Plus?

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing When it comes to meeting the needs of older adults and state’s aging population, there were some victories but also shortcomings during this year’s legislative session.  Host Debra Tyler Horton and AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Mary Bethel look back at the 2014 General Assembly as well as the work of AARP volunteers who helped raise economic, health and other concerns of the state’s 50 plus population. Listen to the program here, or a new one each week, on …

2014 State Legislative Summary

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Mary Bethel and Charmaine Fuller Cooper This summary provides highlights of legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2014 which impacts people 50 and older.  Since the House and Senate failed to agree on an adjournment resolution, the legislature could reconvene later this summer to take up bills pending from the legislative session such as environmental clean-up. This summary will be updated after the conclusion of the session in August. The House and Senate did agreed that they …

Information for Caregivers

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Are you one of North Carolina’s 1.7 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to family, friends or loved ones?  If so, don’t miss this week’s program on “Real Life” Radio, when AARP talks with Leigh Warren, Community Outreach Coordinator at Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center. Guiding Lights goal is to have the very best resources and means of support for all local family and professional caregivers to help diminish the fear, doubt, and overwhelming stress that accompany this very important …

Life Reimagined in the Queen City

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing CHARLOTTE – With people living longer and redefining traditional notions of aging and retirement, a new life stage has emerged. Today, many people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are choosing to add these years in the middle versus tacking them on later in a “wind down stage.” For many, this new life stage is strengthened by years of experience, accumulated knowledge and wisdom, and feelings of optimism for the possibilities ahead. AARP’s new Life Reimagined program is a first-of-its-kind …

We Need to Talk

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Charlotte traffic can be a nightmare!. Keeping safe on the roads is a concern to all of us, especially those of us with aging parents. How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving? It’s a tough subject for most families, but it’s a serious matter. Now there’s help. AARP is happy to offer We Need to Talk, a free workshop to help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving skills …

Help for Greensboro’s uninsured

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …