Very Special Event for Cape Fear Area Family Caregivers

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Caregiving WILMINGTON — Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling, or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. In 2013, about 1.28 million family caregivers in north Carolina helped another adult loved one carry out daily activities ( such as bathing or dressing, preparing meals, administering medications, driving to the doctor visits, paying bills). So what is being offered to support their needs? AARP and Cape Fear Region partners are hosting …

Celebrate 80 years of Social Security with AARP and the Durham Bulls

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ Join AARP and thousands of Durham Bull fans on Thursday, August 13, when AARP will be celebrating Social Security’s 80th birthday with some fun and excitement at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Enjoy a piece of free birthday cake, a commemorative photo of you and the ballpark, and of course the baseball action when the Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides at 7:00 pm. AARP has ten pairs of tickets to give-away to the first ten readers to e-mail us …

Medicare and Medicaid: keeping us healthy for 50 years

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Special guest column from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could propel not only them, but their families, into poverty. Few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the medical care they needed to stay healthy …

America’s Bedrock Programs

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO — Where We Stand Your AARP This summer we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare. These two essential programs are the bedrock of financial and health security for all Americans as they get older. We pay tribute to the long-term success of these programs because they have kept millions of older people and their families out of poverty, and they help all people age with independence and dignity. …

AARP Chief Medical Officer to NC health care leaders “improved health outcomes rely on coordinated care”

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing DURHAM — AARP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charlotte Yeh met with NC health care leaders, and the state’s Alzheimer’s Task Force, explaining some promising pilot programs that improve health care outcomes while reducing overall costs. Dr. Yeh works with the independent carriers that make health-related products and services available to AARP members, by identifying programs and initiatives that will lead to enhanced care for older adults. She directs AARP Services’ efforts to meet expanding member expectations in healthcare, and leads …

AARP backs Labor Department proposal that boosts chance of secure retirement

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy Measure Would Protect Retirement Investors and Savers from Conflicts of Interest The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect 401(k) and IRA investors against conflicts of interest in the financial services industry would better ensure that American families have adequate income in retirement, according to comments filed with the agency yesterday by AARP. The rule, proposed in April, would require financial advisers to provide advice in their clients’ best interest, rather than meeting an inadequate standard currently applicable to some …