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The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
JUN 18, 2024
RALEIGH — Mastewal Bailey, a rising senior at NC State University, will be building on her academic coursework through an internship at AARP North Carolina. Driven by a passion for community building and advocacy, Bailey hopes to engage in meaningful work while furthering the mission of AARP.
The AARP North Carolina Summer Nutrition & Easy Cooking Series is for everyone who wants to make brain health a priority, learn more about brain-healthy foods that are truly tasty, and to find inspiration for easy cooking on a daily basis.
RALEIGH — AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2024 North Carolina Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ North Carolinians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Walking was recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all?
BREVARD, NC — The title, "Age Friendly Brevard” sounds like it was meant to be, and it came together so easily.
RALEIGH — Later this month, the North Carolina General Assembly will convene for a “short” session with a big opportunity to pass several key measures that will help people live better lives and save the state millions in unnecessary spending.
Wish of a Lifetime works to grant life-changing wishes to adults 65-plus. Since its inception in 2008, the group has fulfilled more than 2,700 wishes, including a record 292 in 2023.
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AARP Volunteers Building Skills for Greater Impact
RALEIGH, NC – Jeanne Van Divender of Raleigh was presented with the AARP “Andrus Award,” in March. This award recognizes the volunteer in North Carolina who has done the most to share their experience, talents, and skills to enrich the lives of others.
RALEIGH, NC — Chris Brandenburg of Fuquay-Varina, NC, was named the new AARP Manager of State and Federal Advocacy in February. In this role, he is responsible for lobbying and maintaining relations with both state and federal elected officials, as well as helping lead a large team of AARP advocacy volunteers who are instrumental to any lobbying success.
Nearly half of North Carolina’s private-sector workers—more than 1.8 million people—don’t have a way to save for retirement through their employers. AARP hopes to change that by pushing for the creation of a state-facilitated retirement savings program during the upcoming legislative session.
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