When it comes to aging, there is no place like home. A 2016 survey by AARP found 76% of people age 50+ strongly agree with the statement, “I would like to remain in my current home as long as possible.” The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities can help people do so by assisting counties, cities, towns and rural areas best meet the needs of residents of all ages. During this national health crisis, age-friendly communities offer added benefits.
RALEIGH – North Carolina State University senior Josh Smith is thinking beyond just landing a first job when he graduates this spring. He plans to utilize the skills he developed at the University to push for needed policy improvements in order to help older adults live the lives they want to live as they age.
Reaching Across NC: Livable Community Connections is a statewide conference on “Age-Friendly" Communities being held November 19-20 at the Brookstown Inn, 200 Brookstown Ave., in Winston-Salem.
GREENSBORO -- Fraud and scams targeting older adults continue to plague the state and nation as criminals use tricks both old and new to try to steal our money or identity.
RALEIGH -- As North Carolina’s population ages, greater attention is being placed on the needs of older adults. AARP volunteers and e-activists successfully advocated for more funding for important programs that help older Tar Heels and their family caregivers.
RALEIGH – AARP advocacy and community outreach expert Michael Olender has been named Director of AARP North Carolina. Olender will lead the North Carolina staff and team of nearly 500 volunteers who are working to improve the health, finances and well-being of nearly 1.1 million members in the state.
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