Senate Candidates Split on Seniors’ Issues

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

North Carolina By Michelle Crouch Both of North Carolina’s candidates for the U.S. Senate say that it’s important to have a strong safety net in place to help older people, but they have different views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to protect Social Security and Medicare. Incumbent Kay Hagan (D), a first-term senator, faces state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) on Nov. 4. Hagan, 61, was elected in 2008 after serving a decade as a state senator. She worked …

2014 State Legislative Summary

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina By Mary Bethel and Charmaine Fuller Cooper This summary provides highlights of legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2014 which impacts people 50 and older. Included in this summary is an overview of some of the significant provisions of the budget bill (Senate Bill 744) as well as other relevant bills that passed.  This document is not a comprehensive review of every piece of legislation from this session.  To find out more details about the work of the …

Information for Caregivers

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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Are you one of North Carolina’s 1.7 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to family, friends or loved ones?  If so, don’t miss this week’s program on “Real Life” Radio, when AARP talks with Leigh Warren, Community Outreach Coordinator at Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center. Guiding Lights goal is to have the very best resources and means of support for all local family and professional caregivers to help diminish the fear, doubt, and overwhelming stress that accompany this very important …

Work Reimagined in the Queen City

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

Local Resources | Money & Work | North Carolina 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 …

Volunteering – Giving Back With Your Skills

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

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | North Carolina | Volunteering CHARLOTTE – One of the best gifts someone can give to their community is the skill set they have developed over their working career. Here in Charlotte, we have a network of volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds who have regular opportunities to give back to the community in meaningful ways. The AARP Charlotte Volunteer Network is currently developing new teams to work on specific initiatives that help people 50+ live their best lives ever. This includes leading …

Charlotte Safe Streets

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | North Carolina | Volunteering   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 …