Did the General Assembly Help or Hurt NC’s 50 Plus?

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work When it comes to meeting the needs of older adults and state’s aging population, there were some victories but also shortcomings during this year’s legislative session.  Host Debra Tyler Horton and AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Mary Bethel look back at the 2014 General Assembly as well as the work of AARP volunteers who helped raise economic, health and other concerns of the state’s 50 plus population. Listen to the program here, or a new one each week, on …

Work Reimagined in the Queen City

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

Money & Work CHARLOTTE – Unemployment is especially difficult for 50+ workers because they tend to stay jobless longer than younger workers. Many have not been on a job interview in many years and feel unprepared to compete for new jobs. And many do not just how important social media – such as LinkdIn – is to employers in finding new talent. That is why AARP is offering workshops specifically for older workers in the Queen City. AARP offers many resources to people …

Protecting Your Family from Fraud

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

Money & Work Charlotteans, are you scam proof? Most of us like to think that we’re too smart to get caught up in a scam. But these days it is much easier than you might think to fall victim to a scam that could cheat you out of your identify and your hard-earned money. For years, AARP North Carolina has had a Fraud Fighters volunteer program that helps educate the public about fraud and how they can protect themselves. Here in Charlotte, AARP …

Finances 50+ in the Queen City

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

Money & Work 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

Money & Work 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 …

Strong Support for Protecting Older Workers

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Unemployment is especially difficult for older workers because they tend to stay jobless longer than younger workers. A recent AARP study shows age discrimination may be partly to blame. In a survey of North Carolina voters age 50-plus, more than 1 in 4 said they or someone they know had experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Nearly 7 in 10 said they believe there is a bias against older workers, and more than 4 in 5 said they worried their …