AARP Urging State Legislature to Support Adult Guardianship Bill

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina is urging State Legislators to pass a law already adopted in forty states to recognize adult guardianship orders uniformly across state lines and allow guardians to provide for their loved ones regardless of where they live. State House Bill 817, the Uniform Adult Guardianship Act, would create a simple solution to iron out costly and timely jurisdictional issues for family caregivers. According to AARP NC Associate State Director Charmaine Fuller Cooper, “We are a mobile …

Thinking about starting a business? Hear about encore entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Money & Work | Uncategorized Is starting a small business right for you? Millions of 50 plus Americans are finding a fit for their passions and generating good income by starting their own businesses. This week on Real Life on the radio, you’ll receive tips and learn more about the thought process of finding out whether or not starting a business is right for you. For example, ask yourself,  are you comfortable in taking a risk? Are you emotionally and financially ready to take the …

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 …