AARP and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-08T12:49:36+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP North Carolina today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across North Carolina and nationwide. With a …

Charlotte — get on the road to better health and financial freedom with these AARP workshops

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-07T09:40:17+00:00">November 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-07T09:40:18+00:00">November 7, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

Don’t miss these upcoming, free AARP course offerings in the Queen City. Finances 50+  Developed by AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation, there is still time to take part in a course that helps participants map out an action plan for finding financial freedom. Free of charge and completely non-commercial, Finances 50+ focuses on budgeting, managing credit and debt, and building and protecting your assets. Appropriate for all ages. South County Library, 5801 Rea Road November 13 & 15, 6pm-7:30pm  – https://aarp.cvent.com/F50SCL116 …

Help Celebrate Our Veterans and Those Who Serve

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-02T10:26:08+00:00">November 2, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-02T10:34:35+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

Veterans Day Weekend Free Celebration, Saturday, November 11  WILMINGTON — Veterans Day Weekend is the perfect time to honor those who serve. Join AARP, area Veterans organizations and others at “Celebration of Our Freedom,” from 12:30 pm until 5 pm, on Saturday, November 11, at Battleship Park in Wilmington. Celebrate Our Freedom The Celebration will include an opportunity to meet and thank Veterans, information to improve your health and wealth, kids’ activities, live music with the Brunswick Big Band, food …

Time to give family caregivers some credit

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-27T12:07:50+00:00">October 27, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

Things adds up. Lost wages from taking time off. Travel costs related to going back and forth to a physician. Taking training to provide correct medical care. The medications and consultations. We’re talking about family caregivers, the legions of people out there who are caring for a loved one. It may be the child taking care of the parent who once took care of them, the spouse taking care of a husband or wife who has suffered a crippling illness. …

Former AARP state leaders receive recognition for their contributions to helping older adults

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T14:55:15+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-27T15:35:29+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

  RALEIGH — Former AARP North Carolina volunteer leaders Richard “Dick” and Diana “Dee” Hatch received recognition for their long-time contributions to improving the lives of older adults in North Carolina. The Hatches, along with aging advocate Polly Williams, were presented with Pioneer Awards by the NC Coalition on Aging, a statewide alliance composed of 61 organizations including AARP that are focused on aging issues in North Carolina. The Pioneer Award was established in 2016 to recognize individuals who have …

Starting your own business? AARP can help.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T11:13:46+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-27T11:27:30+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

Are you 50 or over and want to start or grow a small business? Join us at a special Networking Event in Asheville on Thursday, October 5 and get inspiring ideas and meet people who can help you get started with your business plan, financing, expert mentoring and more.  AARP in the Mountain Region has teamed up with Mountain BizWorks, SCORE and other community resources to offer fun with purpose.  Join us to explore the real possibilities for you and entrepreneur-ism. Whether …

Your Guide to New Fall Workshops in Charlotte

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-19T13:37:51+00:00">September 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-19T13:37:52+00:00">September 19, 2017</time> by

Do you know that AARP offers workshops 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. Come and take advantage of one or all of AARP Charlotte Fall programs led by our dedicated facilitators! Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require …

AARP Community Challenge Grants Help Fuel Short and Long-Term Change

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-08T11:10:28+00:00">September 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-08T11:10:29+00:00">September 8, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

RALEIGH — To help make North Carolina communities more livable for people of all ages, AARP NC awarded three “Community Challenge” grants to organizations working to expand opportunities and engagement for all residents. A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Once in place, those resources enhance personal independence; allow residents to age in place; and foster residents’ engagement in the community’s civic, …

Hurricane Irma & Governor’s State of Emergency – 5 Things to do TODAY

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-07T09:33:58+00:00">September 7, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

Facing the most dangerous hurricane on record, NC Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for North Carolina.  While the exact path is uncertain, meteorologists predict Irma will move into the Carolinas between Sept 12-15.  It will likely hit with a strong wind field and heavy rainfall, which could have devastating effects.  AARP North Carolina advises its members to heed these five items to act on as soon as possible: Enough medicine, but not too much. If the …

Raise your voice before they raise your rates

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-29T13:51:20+00:00">August 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-29T14:13:30+00:00">August 29, 2017</time> by AARP North Carolina

North Carolina’s residential ratepayers are in for quite a shock if Duke Energy gets it way. Duke Energy, which includes Duke Energy Progress in Eastern North Carolina, and Duke Carolinas in the Western part of the state, has filed a request to the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC) to increase its overall rates by 14.9%. Increased rates and service charges For North Carolina residential customers, the rate increase would be even higher, about 16.7% or $17.80 more on the average customer’s …