Aging does not discriminate

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina “What we do for one, we do for all,” were the words of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP is inclusive in its policy positions and advocacy programs and promotes fair taxes, health care, employment, long-term care and retirement income for the LGBT community. Learn more what AARP can do for you. Find resources, news, and other topics of interest to older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their family and friends on AARP’s Pride Channel.   Reprint from …

Race for the Cure and Caregiving Support

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Join us this week when “Real Life” explores family caregiving, the “Race for the Cure,” and an update on home and community-based care funding in North Carolina.  Guest Regina Brooks, of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services knows the challenges of balancing work and providing care to loved ones. She tells her personal story of being a caregiver. Also this week, learn more about “Race for the Cure,” and what people are doing to draw attention to important …

How Medicaid and Home and Community Care Block Grant Cuts Hurt Real People

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing This week’s Real Life Radio focuses on real people and how proposed state budget cuts would devastate family caregivers, the aged, people with disabilities and the blind. Learn more about the Senate’s harmful budget proposal how you can stand up by contacting your elected leaders. If you or someone you are caring for will be impacted, we need to hear from you! Share your story on Soapbox at

AARP North Carolina Staff Directory

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and Family Caregivers Urge General Assembly to Reject Senate Budget Cuts to Medicaid and Home and Community Care Block Grant Funding

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina RALEIGH — Hundreds of advocates and people served by long-term care support services urged their North Carolina elected leaders to reject harmful budget cuts to programs that help older adults and persons with disabilities and family caregivers. AARP Associate State Director Mary Bethel said, “AARP is standing up with nearly 30 organizations today because we believe that seniors and those with disabilities matter. Cuts to Medicaid and the Home and Community Care Block Grant proposed in the Senate budget would …

Workshops Boost Financial Knowledge, Confidence

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | North Carolina By Sue Price Johnson Eunice Walker was intimidated by financial issues before she took four AARP Financial Freedom workshops at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, where her son-in-law is the pastor. That’s not the case now. “At 81 years of age, I decided I’m going to work through this. What have I got to lose?” she said. “Perhaps I can help my grandchildren and some younger people understand that this is no big mystery; it’s just practical understanding of …