UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business Partner with AARP North Carolina Launch “Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative”

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Home & Family Wilmington – The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with AARP of North Carolina to create a first-of-its-kind program that will address the challenges of, and offer solutions for the region’s post-50 population to ensure success of a secure and healthy retirement, the University announced today.       “We are committed to collaborating with partners in innovative ways that will provide UNCW students with opportunities to engage in …

How would Jesus bridge the generations?

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Home & Family 2014 Combined Women’s and Leadership Conference  RALEIGH — Shaw University Divinity School will host its Combined Women and Leadership conferences: “Resurrecting the Dream: Leadership and Generosity – How Jesus Upsets the Status Quo,” for women, girls, men, and boys. Explore questions of inclusion and generosity,  examine how being exclusive has been or not been beneficial to the church, particularly  in light of the Great commission (Matthew 28:16·20). Conversations and plenaries  explore stewardship, biblical wisdom , impact  of finance on relationships, …

Law Aims to Protect Against Financial Abuse

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Many older Americans rely on loved ones to help manage their bank accounts. But what happens if a family member is stealing? A new state law aims to crack down on exploitation of adults who are 65 or older or disabled, regardless of their mental capacity. The law encourages financial institutions to let such customers submit a list of trusted individuals to be notified in case of exploitation, and requires the institutions to contact law enforcement and social service agencies …

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 …