NC Work and Save — a commonsense savings proposal from AARP NC

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | North Carolina While Social Security is an important piece of the puzzle, it was never meant to be a person’s entire income in retirement. North Carolina’s state lawmakers are unable to control federal Social Security decisions but are witnessing the increased dependence on state programs by aging residents who lack sufficient retirement savings. A market-based approach is needed that encourages private savings so more people can become more self-reliant throughout their lives. There is common consensus that Social Security alone will not …

A Retirement Plan for Workers

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | North Carolina By Michelle Crouch Chuck Sawyer, 37, wishes he had started saving for retirement a decade ago, but he was too busy ensuring the success of his promotional-items business, Instant Imprints. Now that he has nine employees in three shops, he wishes he could do more to encourage them to save. “We’ve discussed setting up a retirement plan for our employees a few times, but it’s expensive and time-consuming,” said Sawyer, of Wake Forest. “Small-business owners have enough to deal with …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

North Carolina Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

Older voters still “want to know” more about candidates’ positions

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina RALEIGH – Early voting begins this week and older voters have concerns about the U.S. Senate candidates’ positions on the issues important to the 50+ population in North Carolina.  AARP members have expressed that they need to know more from candidates regarding where each of them stands on a variety of issues.           Today AARP North Carolina President Robert Palombo sent hundreds of “What I Want to Know” postcards directly to the campaign offices of Kay Hagan …

Jeff Gordon Delivers the “One Millionth” Meal of Meals on Wheels

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Reidsville, N.C. – AARP Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) and Aging, Disability and Transit Services (ADTS) are teaming up with Jeff Gordon — four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports — to deliver the one millionth Meals on Wheels meal to a local family in Stoneville, NC. ADTS is receiving funding through the More Than A Meal research grant from AARP Foundation to MOWAA. …

Early voters need to act quickly

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina Early voting starts on October 23. Did you know that this year, early voters will only have ten days to cast their ballots? What are all the other North Carolina election law changes that go into effect this year and next? On this week’s Real Life on the Radio, AARP interviews George Eppsteiner, staff attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. George explains what voters need to know to make sure their participation goes smoothly. Here is some more …