Older North Carolinians Strongly Support Measure to Stop Age Discrimination at Work

Older North Carolinians Strongly Support Measure to Stop Age Discrimination at Work

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work RALEIGH – Older North Carolinians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. A March 2014 poll of registered voters ages 50 and older found a remarkable 82 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 57 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 11 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Tarheels already know: …

Workshops, Resources for New Entrepreneurs

Workshops, Resources for New Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Michelle Crouch Scott Buell, 61, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three decades before he was laid off in 2009. But instead of retiring or looking for another job, Buell decided to take a bold step. He went into business for himself. “I decided I wanted to take control of my destiny,” said Buell, of Raleigh, who started a company with his son. “I had always thought about starting a business and this seemed like a good time,” he …

Age Discrimination is a Real and Solvable Problem in North Carolina

Age Discrimination is a Real and Solvable Problem in North Carolina

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work By AARP NC Director Doug Dickerson It happens all too often.  Despite a lifetime of hard work and excellent reviews, older workers find themselves out of a job or in a reduced position.  A 2013 AARP study found that nearly 2 in 3 workers ages 45-74 said they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Nearly 20% believed they were not hired for a job because of their age and nearly 10% believed they were laid off or …

 AARP Helps You Take Better Charge of Your Finances

AARP Helps You Take Better Charge of Your Finances

Posted on 03/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work RALEIGH — 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 …

Coffee and Conversation Returns to Charlotte!

Coffee and Conversation Returns to Charlotte!

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

Money & Work 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 …

AARP Queen City Speakers Bureau

AARP Queen City Speakers Bureau

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

Money & Work Are you looking for a dynamic speaker for your next meeting? Are you interested in learning how to address the challenges of aging in America? Would you like to learn about the wide range of free tools, resources and opportunities that AARP offer right here in Charlotte?  AARP North Carolina is proud to announce its Queen City Speaker’s Bureau! We offer speakers and workshops on a variety of topics tailored for people 50+ living in the Charlotte area:  “To Serve …