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— As the largest representative of older voters the state, it can be tempting to imply that AARP supports a particular party or candidate.  AARP has a proud history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. AARP is strictly non-partisan AARP was not aware of, nor does it have any involvement with, any political campaign ads …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Did you know that AARP offers workshops every week in the Charlotte region? Whether you’re an AARP member or not, over 50 or not, all of our programs are free of charge, free of any sales pitches, and all geared towards helping you achieve real possibilities. This summer we began offering our programs at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery! Come have a beverage on us and take advantage of our informative programs led by our dedicated facilitators!   Life Reimagined The life …

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— Each month, AARP volunteers offer their talents and their time to have a positive impact in the Charlotte region. Whether its leading a workshop on a valuable topic or lending a hand to local organizations fighting hunger, our local volunteer program matches the commitment of those who want to give back with the resources of AARP. Now, for the first time in Charlotte, our volunteer opportunities include legislative advocacy on federal, state and local issues. “This is a really significant …

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— AARP North Carolina recently recognized the work of Senator Richard Burr for his role in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. On “Without Limits,” you will learn more about some of the programs the Act helps support. This week’s guest is Debi Lee, the Assistant Director Aging Programs, Centralina Area Agency on Aging. They cover Mecklenburg County and eight surrounding counties. Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) strives to support and enhance the capacity of service and advocacy systems …

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— RALEIGH – Today AARP North Carolina presented US Senator Richard Burr the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Burr received his award for his work to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. It also presented NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin a “Meritorious Service” Award for preventing unfair home insurance rate increases and State Representative Marilyn Avila a “Legislator of the …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Don’t miss “Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver,” featuring author Peter Rosenberger.  Rosenberger is a 30-year caregiver who helps fellow caregivers move to a calmer, healthier, more joyful life. Join us in-person at 7:00 pm, on August 25th, for a free 60-minute “Virtual Viewing Party” and learn how to lighten your heart, rediscover your identity and find a safe emotional path through caregiving – all shared with a healthy dose of outrageous humor and candor! Resister for the …

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— The Federal Trade Commission reports 57,838 complaints of identity theft and fraud in North Carolina in 2014. How safe do people think they are? According to the 2016 AARP Cyber Security survey, adults age 18 and older would be more favorable toward a coffee shop, bookstore, hotel, or other public location that offers free public Wi-Fi if they provided users with information on how to protect themselves from cyber scams. Seven-in-ten survey respondents believe that locations offering free public Wi-Fi …

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— With a record number of older adults staying employed or going back to work, many job seekers are seeking a little boost. One organization in Charlotte is helping connect employees and employers to help both individuals and businesses succeed. Charlotte Works is the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Through collaborations with business, government, education and other nonprofits, Charlotte Works has developed nationally recognized workforce programs and resources, provided local talent with the tools and resources to successfully …