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Michael Olender

Our state is aging. By the year 2031, there will be more people over the age of 65 than under 18. North Carolina and its communities need to be prepared. To accomplish this, AARP needs to be focused with strong, thoughtful leadership at the helm.
It’s National Savings Day – the one day a year set aside to remind us of the importance of saving and reflect on our own savings habits. At AARP, we don’t need a national holiday to remind us just how vital saving for the future is. We know that saving for retirement is one of the most important things you can do for your future, and we work 365 days a year to provide resources to help you plan and grow your savings. But, we can’t do it alone. That’s why this National Savings Day, we are calling on North Carolina lawmakers to create a Work and Save program to make saving for the future easier for everyone.
For more than 60 years, committed volunteers have conducted the heart of AARP’s work -- people just like you who know that giving back and community service are cherished values that only become more important with age.
As AARP North Carolina Director, I am so proud to be associated with all of our volunteers across the state. You have carried forward the wonderful tradition of volunteer service that has always defined AARP. Most importantly, you made a very positive difference in the lives of older adults and their families and in the livability of our communities.Volunteers are the face of AARP at the local level.
North Carolina Priorities for 2020 and Beyond
North Carolina is continuing to lead the country when it comes to innovation. Yesterday Representatives Jon Hardister, Ken Goodman, Stephen Ross and Rodney Moore filed the bi-partisan Small Business Retirement Program (SBRP) in the State House.
Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but often overwhelming, decision. AARP North Carolina is proud to partner with the North Carolina Department of Insurance on a new program being offered in the Charlotte region, The Road to Medicare.
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.
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.
CHARLOTTE - Take one look at Bob Roberts on his bike and you're likely to be inspired. At 69 years old, Bob is an avid rider and, in many ways, a model boomer. He takes care of himself and has an active lifestyle, still works in a rewarding field and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. But a closer at Bob - and his helmet adorning the phrase "We are not done" - reveals that his passion for life extends further beyond his own personal fulfillment.
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