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 …

Get Healthier with COAACH

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing     Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. With earlier detection and prevention, North Carolinians can stay healthier and save on long-term health care costs. A program in the Triad is taking aim at chronic disease management. North Carolina AT&T’s new Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health will make a difference when it comes to improving health outcomes in the region. From education and awareness to …

AARP Hearts Caregivers – Does the NCGA?

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Did you know that out of the 1.7 million North Carolina family caregivers, the average caregiver is a 49 year-old female? While providing that care, many develop their own health issues, suffer from stress, income loss and other issues. How can North Carolina better support family caregivers? What is the state block grant program that helps fund needed services like in-home health aides and the Meals on Wheels program? Will Medicaid in the state change and/or will it continue to …

New Study Shows Added Stress Caregivers Face During the Holiday Season, With Nearly Half Citing Financial Concerns

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing New AARP and Ad Council PSAs highlight the changing roles of caregivers, offer tools and resources for support WASHINGTON — In an effort to support the 42 million caregivers in the U.S. who are caring for parents and older loved ones and to illustrate the complexity of this relationship, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new suite of public service advertisements (PSAs), including ads specifically designed to reach the Hispanic community, as an extension of their national Caregiver …

Jeff Gordon Delivers the “One Millionth” Meal of Meals on Wheels

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Reidsville, N.C. – AARP Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and Aging, Disability and Transit Services (ADTS) are teaming up with Jeff Gordon — four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports — to deliver the one millionth Meals on Wheels meal to a local family in Stoneville, NC. ADTS is receiving funding through the More Than A Meal research grant from AARP Foundation to MOWAA. …

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 …