A Look Ahead at What’s to Come from AARP in North Carolina

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Volunteering AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson talks about the organization’s recent accomplishments and looks at what lies ahead for AARP in the Tar Heel State. Dickerson explains how AARP is helping people live better lives as they get older. Among its accomplishments last year, AARP fought off state proposals that would have raised auto insurance rates and those that would have cut funding for important services that help people age in their own homes.  At the federal level, AARP was …

Caregiving, Savings Plan Top Legislative Agenda

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

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 …

Wilson AARP chapter honors Idalia High

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Volunteering When Idalia High retired from a lifelong career of teaching in 1987, she was far from finished when it comes to working to improve her community.  Since that time, she has volunteered with AARP and others to raise the profiles of the local services offered to seniors by both public and private organizations including the Wilson County Department of Social Services. According to Wilson AARP Chapter President Bill Burchette, “Idalia High has been the force behind creating greater awareness of …

Volunteering – Giving Back With Your Skills

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

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

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 …

AARP NC recognizes volunteers and partners

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

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 …