North Carolina making money off the backs of seniors, disabled

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing   By AARP NC Associate State Director Charmaine Fuller Cooper As April 15th approaches, AARP NC continues to receive calls and emails from members alarmed by higher state tax bills. These aren’t people trying to avoid their responsibilities. These are older adults providing care for spouses with Alzheimer’s, cancer survivors, people with disabilities and lifelong North Carolina residents. They come from different backgrounds and walked down different paths to meet the same fate – large, unexpected medical expenses that threaten …

Stop Wall Street from shrinking Americans’ retirement savings

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Uncategorized You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and you deserve a financial advisor who works just as hard to protect what you’ve earned. Right now, loopholes in the law allow bad-actors in the financial industry to provide retirement savings “advice” based on what’s best for their pocketbook, not yours. The result? They can recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns because they earn more money, even if those investments are not the best choice for you. Bad …

AARP and Shaw University Partner to Improve Financial Security

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Finances 50+ RALEIGH — In a first-of-its-kind effort, AARP North Carolina and Shaw University Divinity School have announced a pilot program on financial literacy. This effort is being implemented to improve the savings rates of individuals of all ages so people can be better prepared to meet the financial demands of the future. “It is a pleasure to partner once again with AARP,” said Shaw University Divinity School Interim Dean Dr. David C. Forbes. “Shaw University’s Divinity School has in common with …

Cuando los cuidadores necesitan de sus propios cuidados

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Español Por Sue Price Johnson Carol Lendino, de Wilmington, tiene un hijo adulto que sufre de síndrome de Down y vive con ella y a su padre en California que tiene asistentes de salud domiciliarios pagados a tiempo completo. Ella maneja su propio estrés muy bien, pero asistió a un taller y café para cuidadores de AARP con la esperanza de poder ofrecer más apoyo emocional a su hermana que vive en la costa oeste. “A pesar de que mi padre …

Workshops Ease Burden on Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving By Sue Price Johnson Carol Lendino, of Wilmington, has an adult son with Down syndrome at home and a father in California who has full-time paid home health aides. She’s managing her own stress pretty well, but she went to an AARP Caregivers and Coffee workshop in hopes of giving better emotional support to her sister on the West Coast. “Although my father has 24/7 caregiver workers, my sister is the one who grocery shops for my dad and takes …

The benefits of being last

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving By Doug Dickerson Here are a couple of math puzzles: How does 17.7 billion equal 220 billion? How does 226 billion equal one out of every five? Kudos if you knew that, in 2013, American families and volunteers devoted 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $220 billion, which consumed one-out-of every five Medicare dollars ($226 billion), to dealing with a disease that still has no cure and cannot be contained in the walls of medical facilities. A global …