Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care

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

Health & Wellbeing It isn’t easy entrusting your loved ones to the care of a nursing home or other long-term care settings. What are the right questions to ask when seeking long-term care services? For nearly three decades, one organization has been helping North Carolinians navigate the long-term care system. Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care (FORLTC) is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to advancing the quality of life for individuals who receive long-term care in North Carolina. It focuses on the continuum …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

A Look Ahead at What’s to Come from AARP in North Carolina

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson talks about the organization’s recent accomplishments and looks at what lies ahead for AARP in the Tar Heel State. Dickerson explains how AARP is helping people live better lives as they get older. Among its accomplishments last year, AARP fought off state proposals that would have raised auto insurance rates and those that would have cut funding for important services that help people age in their own homes.  At the federal level, AARP was …

Caregiving, Savings Plan Top Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Lisa Towle Ferry and Frances Barber of Goldston have been married for 65 years. They raised two sons together, retired together in 2002 and then, in 2007, together faced the heart attack that would permanently physically disable Ferry. The couple continue to live together with help from part-time in-home care that the Chatham County Council on Aging provides through the organization’s Bridges to Care program. Frances Barber said it has added to the quality of their lives and that …

Prestación de cuidados y planes de ahorro encabezan la agenda legislativa

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Por Lisa Towle Ferry y Frances Barber, de Goldston, han estado casados por 65 años. Juntos criaron a dos hijos, se jubilaron juntos en el 2002 y, en el 2007, juntos enfrentaron el ataque cardíaco que dejaría físicamente incapacitado a Ferry en forma permanente. La pareja sigue viviendo junta con la ayuda del servicio de asistencia de salud domiciliaria que brinda el Chatham County Council on Aging (Consejo de la Tercera Edad del Condado Chatham) a través del programa Bridges …

Health Insurance Open Enrollment is Here — Does Your Plan Suit Your Needs?

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you want a health plan that better suits your needs? Some may be seeking health insurance for the first time. It is that time of year to look at what you have and reevaluate your health care needs. Health insurance open enrollment is here. The Affordable Care Act made obtaining health insurance possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you cannot be turned down for coverage. From now until February 15, you have an opportunity to …