Caregiving, Savings Plan Top Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina | Volunteering By Lisa Towle Ferry and Frances Barber of Goldston have been married for 65 years. They raised two sons together, retired together in 2002 and then, in 2007, together faced the heart attack that would permanently physically disable Ferry. The couple continue to live together with help from part-time in-home care that the Chatham County Council on Aging provides through the organization’s Bridges to Care program. Frances Barber said it has added to the quality of their lives and that …

Prestación de cuidados y planes de ahorro encabezan la agenda legislativa

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Carolina Por Lisa Towle Ferry y Frances Barber, de Goldston, han estado casados por 65 años. Juntos criaron a dos hijos, se jubilaron juntos en el 2002 y, en el 2007, juntos enfrentaron el ataque cardíaco que dejaría físicamente incapacitado a Ferry en forma permanente. La pareja sigue viviendo junta con la ayuda del servicio de asistencia de salud domiciliaria que brinda el Chatham County Council on Aging (Consejo de la Tercera Edad del Condado Chatham) a través del programa Bridges …

The holidays are a good time to get your tax documents in order

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work | North Carolina Home for the holidays? Don’t forget, once New Year’s Day passes, tax season is near. Why not use your time at home to get your documents in order? AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide,  helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and …

Health Insurance Open Enrollment is Here — Does Your Plan Suit Your Needs?

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina Do you want a health plan that better suits your needs? Some may be seeking health insurance for the first time. It is that time of year to look at what you have and reevaluate your health care needs. Health insurance open enrollment is here. The Affordable Care Act made obtaining health insurance possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you cannot be turned down for coverage. From now until February 15, you have an opportunity to …

Get Healthier with COAACH

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina     Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. With earlier detection and prevention, North Carolinians can stay healthier and save on long-term health care costs. A program in the Triad is taking aim at chronic disease management. North Carolina AT&T’s new Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health will make a difference when it comes to improving health outcomes in the region. From education and awareness to …

AARP Hearts Caregivers – Does the NCGA?

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Did you know that out of the 1.7 million North Carolina family caregivers, the average caregiver is a 49 year-old female? While providing that care, many develop their own health issues, suffer from stress, income loss and other issues. How can North Carolina better support family caregivers? What is the state block grant program that helps fund needed services like in-home health aides and the Meals on Wheels program? Will Medicaid in the state change and/or will it continue to …