Finances 50+ in the Queen City

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

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | North Carolina 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

Español | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | North Carolina 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 …

We Need to Talk

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Carolina Charlotte traffic can be a nightmare!. Keeping safe on the roads is a concern to all of us, especially those of us with aging parents. How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving? It’s a tough subject for most families, but it’s a serious matter. Now there’s help. AARP is happy to offer We Need to Talk, a free workshop to help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving skills …

AARP Poll of North Carolina Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. 50+ Voters’ Financial Outlook: Anxious The survey’s “Anxiety Index” shows that across party lines, older voters, and …

AARP NC recognizes volunteers and partners

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina | Volunteering To express heartfelt gratitude to the volunteer leaders and organizations who are working to support AARP’s vision and mission, AARP North Carolina’s staff and Executive Council held a special awards ceremony in July. AARP President Bob Palombo, who helped present the awards, praised the recipients as “outstanding volunteers and organizations who are helping improve North Carolina communities and the lives of the 50+ population.” Helen Mack, who generously volunteers her time and expertise to serve AARP and the aging community …

Students helping bridge the generations

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

North Carolina How is one group of Durham students bridging the generations? Listen to “Real Life” this week when you will learn about the North Carolina non-profit LinkAbility. For more than five years, LinkAbility has been working with students on social action issues tying them back to their community.  This year’s  work with the state’s older adult population is leading to an inter-generational culture shift. Learn about their work and meet the Executive Director Janice Brahms-Butler and students on this week’s show. …