North Carolina Family Caregivers Provide $13.1 Billion Annually in Unpaid Care to Family, Friends at Home
NOV 12, 2019
RALEIGH. NC— In North Carolina approximately 1.33 million family caregivers provided an estimated 1.11 billion hours of care — worth a staggering 13.1 billion dollars— to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series. The complexity of family caregiving increases as medical and nursing tasks continue to enter the home, and family demographics change amidst an aging population.
NOV 11, 2019
The biggest shopping season of the year is, unfortunately, also the biggest scamming season. Criminals are out in force during the holidays trying to steal your money and personal information. Learn about ways to help protect you and your loved ones.
NOV 7, 2019
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.
NOV 4, 2019
AARP supports legislation to create a state-sponsored program to expand access to retirement savings.
ASHEVILLE -- People concerned about the high cost of the medications their doctors prescribe joined AARP in the Mountain Region at an August public forum on lowering prescription drug costs.
Looking for more work-life balance? Or a job that lets you work from home? Or extra hours from part-time work? Flexible work might be right for you. Sign up now for our Online Expo and learn more about flexible work options.
If you’ve been the victim of a scam and don’t know where to turn, we’re here to help! Volunteers from our Fraud Watch Network Helpline will be standing by to talk to you live during our first-ever, online “Fraudcast” – a special event we’ve planned just for you!
Thanks to the efforts of AARP advocates and other opponents worried about unfair electric utility rate hikes, legislation to dramatically change the way North Carolina’s electric rates are set, turned into a bill that would study the issue instead, setting back the changes the state's largest utility has pushed for.
RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 604, a bi-partisan effort to create a Joint Legislative Study Committee on Small Business Retirement Options. The study will help NC lawmakers determine the easiest way for small businesses to offer retirement savings options to their employees.
Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Look around. Are you so surrounded by the stuff in your house you don’t know what to do with it—or how to find it when you need it? Maybe it’s time to downsize and declutter. But where should you start?
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