Charlotte Safe Streets

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

Home & Family   CHARLOTTE – Is your neighborhood walkable? If you lost your mobility and could not drive, would you be able to connect to the services that you need? As the country’s population ages, the impact is felt at the community level. That is why creating livable communities is a top priority for AARP. And a livable community is one which accommodates people of all ages and abilities with safe streets and sidewalks so they can connect to the community. Last …

Finances 50+ in the Queen City

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

Home & Family CHARLOTTE — Like the rest of the nation, North Carolinians have historically low personal savings rates that threaten the confidence people have of living securely in their retirement. AARP has three, new 90-minute workshops to help you build on your good habits and understand what changes you can make to improve your financial situation. Developed in coordination with Charles Schwab Foundation, AARP Foundation’s Finances 50 + helps participants budget and goal set, take charge of credit and debt, develop a savings …

Life Reimagined in the Queen City

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …

Listen Up: AARP Radio Show

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family North Carolinians interested in living healthy, financially secure lives can tune in to On the Air, the weekly AARP radio show. Host Debra Tyler-Horton interviews newsmakers and experts on topics of interest to Americans age 50-plus. Tune in Saturdays at 10 a.m. to WIDU, 1600 AM, Fayetteville; WAGR, 1300 AM, Lumberton; and WEWO, 1460 AM, Laurinburg. Catch the show the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. on The Light, 103.1 FM, Raleigh. Listen Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on …

AARP Releases Directory of Resources for North Carolina Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Home & Family AARP has published a 2014 North Carolina Family Caregiving Guide (222086_NCguide_Screen) that will assist the estimated 1.7 million family caregivers in the state when they are seeking information and resources to help them take care of individuals who need assistance. AARP North Carolina Executive Council Member Cheryl Schramm of Wilmington knows about the challenges of caregiving first-hand. Schramm, who helped provide care to her late husband as well as an elderly neighbor said, “Caring for a family member or friend …