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 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 can …

Challenged By Family Caregiving? Get Information, Resources and Support at AARP Caregivers’ Forums

Posted on 04/25/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Home & Family There is a growing and often silent epidemic that is touching more and more North Carolinians everyday – the burdens of family caregiving.  From the financial or time strains it’s taking on people who are balancing the needs of caregiving with work or family, to the health toll it takes from the stress and uncertainty of providing the appropriate amount of care that loved ones need, caregivers often feel alone in their challenges. If you are someone you know is …

Decide. Create. Share.

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

Home & Family 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 …

The Mint Museum Offers Discounts for AARP Members

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

Home & Family AARP and The Mint Museum! All AARP members receive special discounts and offers during the Mint’s new blockbuster exhibition, “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” on view March 29 through July 20 at Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte. This show, making its first stop on a national tour, features the work of 11 award-winning female National Geographic photographers from places around the globe! AARP Day: April 5, 2014 Kick off the special discounts by attending on a day …

Coffee and Conversation Returns to Charlotte!

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

Home & Family After a successful roll out of AARP Charlotte’s new Coffee and Conversation series in 2013, we are happy to share with you our February/March schedule. This year we have added some new topics that are especially important to those of you looking to  make the best decisions of health for you and your family. This month’s topics include:   “The Affordable Care Act and Medicare: How the ACA affects older North Carolinians” (90 minutes) This session focuses on how the …