AARP North Carolina

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DEC 1, 2022
North Carolina’s population is aging, and AARP is working with state and local partners to make communities more livable for people of all ages.
NOV 18, 2022
CARY, NC -- To best prepare for a population that is both growing and aging, the Town of Cary, North Carolina, joined the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. The announcement was made at the City Council Meeting on November 17. Through the Network, the Town of Cary will receive both technical assistance and shared expertise to help develop changes to support people of all ages.
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NOV 17, 2022
NEW BERN, NC – Age My Way NC, a North Carolina collaboration to identify and prioritize changes needed to support older adults, will be hosting a public listening session in New Bern on December 1, from 5-6:30 pm, at Cullman Hall – North Carolina History Center – Tryon Palace, 529 South Street.
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RALEIGH, NC – Older North Carolinians, who now outnumber younger ones, love where they live. But a primary concern when it comes to aging, is having the ability to live independently for as long as possible according to a new AARP survey of adults ages 45 and older.
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AARP North Carolina is working to make it easier for residents to get advance directives in place on how they want to be cared for during a serious illness.
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WILMINGTON – AARP in Coastal North Carolina recently honored people and organizations up and down the coast who have been working to improve our hometowns and rural communities, fight fraud, help veterans or support family caregivers at its annual “Inspiration Awards.” This year’s winners were nominated by the public for these special awards.
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RALEIGH -- As the North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition (NCSI Coalition) approaches the end of its second year, COVID has provided an important catalyst for more than 160 members and 85 organizations coming together with the common goal of improving the lives of the seriously ill and their caregivers. AARP North Carolina has been an instrumental part of the Coalition's efforts.
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To help the large number of Veterans and Military families in NC and across the nation, AARP launched the inaugural issue of the AARP Veteran Report, a free, bi-weekly e-newsletter for veterans and their families. The newsletter shares personal stories of service and offers practical help with areas such as health, money, work and benefits.
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WILMINGTON, NC – Dr. Shirley Gerrior of Wilmington was named the most prestigious AARP volunteer in North Carolina at a ceremony in her honor held here in July. The annual AARP Andrus Award tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. 
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In North Carolina, there are over 1.7 million family caregivers, people who care of a loved one at some point of time each year.  But who is taking care of the caregiver? It is important for caregivers to be equipped with the knowledge of how to assist loved one with daily living activities, appointments and creating a healthy living environment. But of equal importance is prioritizing your own health and wellbeing.
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CHARLOTTE, NC— Grassroots and campaigns specialist Rebecca Gilbert has been named the new Associate State Director for AARP in the Charlotte Region. AARP Charlotte has been a strong advocate for the region’s 50 plus and presents a regular lineup of local events and educational workshops throughout the region.
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By 2029, every fifth North Carolinian will be 65 or older. By 2031, there will be more people 65 and older than there will be children. AARP North Carolina is working to ensure the state is prepared for this. It is a member of the newly created Task Force on Healthy Aging, a project of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. 
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