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— At the AARP sponsored domino tournament at the Puerto Rican Festival in Charlotte, Associate State Director for Hispanic Outreach Leo Scarpati said, “When it comes to your financial security, don’t leave it up to a game of chance.” Scarpati and AARP volunteers were sharing information about the importance of Social Security and how the Presidential candidates are sharing their ideas for its future through AARP’s “Take a Stand” campaign website. Scarpati said, “Dominos is a game of numbers, but for …

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— Thinking about starting your own business? You aren’t alone. Did you know that more than half the adults age 50 and older are thinking about starting their own businesses one day? Are you ready? Take an AARP quiz and find out. If you are like the majority of people, you could use a little advice. AARP wants to make sure you are positioned for success and has great resources and advice for older entrepreneurs. This week on “Without Limits,” you’ll …

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— RALEIGH — If you are one of the hundreds of AARP members who took action this session by contacting your elected leaders in Raleigh, pat yourselves on the back. Your voice gained important improvements for those taking care of loved ones across state lines, provided a future break for people taking care of those with Alzheimer’s and could save you from added property and sales taxes during an economic downturn. The North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act that will …

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— Been to the public library lately? It’s not your father’s library anymore. Times have changed and so too have the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Libraries. Goodbye Dewey Decimal, hello digital done right, whether it is free wi-fi or helping patrons close the digital divide. Experts say exercising your brain every day is a great way to keep it healthy. There is no better place to get that brain workout than at the library. Need a computer? Did you know you can reserve …

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— WILMINGTON – When it comes to age-friendly communities, transportation and connectivity are key. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, WAVE, is starting a special service for people ages 65 and older and those with disabilities. In order to provide the kind of services people demand, WAVE wants to hear from you. Join AARP members and others at a community forum on July 16 to tell WAVE what you think. The forum will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at …

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— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of Ghostbusters. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa …

Windy Ellis, founder of Seniors are Special Too

— Meet Windy Ellis of Raleigh, a former state employee who put her computer skills and knowledge of networking and programming to use in a long career as a systems analyst. But when Windy retired from public service in 2014, she knew her career path was far from over. She felt the need to continue serving society and founded the charity Seniors Are Special Too. Surrounded by the love and support of older family members, Windy has a strong passion for …

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— AARP North Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting Encore Entrepreneur events to help North Carolinians age 50-plus start or grow a small business. The workshops offer advice and resources on matters such as business plans, marketing and social media, funding and franchising. Community leaders will be on hand, along with counselors and mentors from SBA and SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services. With more life experiences and disposable income than younger entrepreneurs, …

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— If you are a family caregiver caring for someone across state lines, or perhaps you are taking care of loved one with Alzheimer’s and simply need a break, you don’t want to miss some good news on “Without Limits.” This week, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted an Act that will make caring for loved ones in other states easier. It also provided some respite funding for those taking care of people with Alzheimer’s by reinstating funds for Project CARE …

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— The North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act that will make caring for loved ones across state lines easier. North Carolina was one of only a handful of states without the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings and Jurisdiction Act, uniform laws that simplify the process of establishing legal guardianship when it was first established in another state. This Act will reduce the legal fees, delays in care and the red tape guardians often face when bringing their loved ones …