AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

AARP Charlotte Volunteer Awards

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Decide. Create. Share.

Decide. Create. Share.

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you have questions about the challenges of long term care planning?  Are you interested in learning more about the legal questions about end of life planning, or learning how you can help keep healthy to ensure a better future? Decide. Create. Share.℠ is an AARP initiative dedicated to increasing awareness about the depth and breadth of long-term care and the benefits of planning. It encompasses three primary steps:  • DECIDE where you see yourself in the future.  • CREATE …

AARP Queen City Speakers Bureau

AARP Queen City Speakers Bureau

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Are you looking for a dynamic speaker for your next meeting? Are you interested in learning how to address the challenges of aging in America? Would you like to learn about the wide range of free tools, resources and opportunities that AARP offer right here in Charlotte?  AARP North Carolina is proud to announce its Queen City Speaker’s Bureau! We offer speakers and workshops on a variety of topics tailored for people 50+ living in the Charlotte area:  “To Serve …

AARP Outlines Consumer-Centered Medicaid Reform

AARP Outlines Consumer-Centered Medicaid Reform

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Family Caregiver Resolutions for 2014

Family Caregiver Resolutions for 2014

Posted on 01/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The holidays are over! If you are like most of us, you probably overextended yourself with decorating, shopping and cooking. And if you are one of our nation’s 49 million family caregivers, you no doubt were feeling doubly stressed! Chances are that creating New Year’s resolutions never even made it onto your to-do list. Here is a set of resolutions tailored for family caregivers to help make 2014 happier, healthier and more relaxed for the whole family. 1. Have a …

Age Discrimination Witnessed in New York City Workplaces

Age Discrimination Witnessed in New York City Workplaces

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

Health & Wellbeing In an AARP survey of New York City voters age 50-plus, nearly half (48 percent) said they had experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace or when seeking a job. These respondents said they either personally experienced discrimination or knew someone who—because of age—was not hired, was passed over for a raise or promotion, was laid off or forced out of a job, was encouraged or forced to retire before being ready or was the brunt of disparaging remarks. …