In the first statewide meeting of its kind, AARP North Carolina held a "Volunteer Jam," bringing together over 200 active volunteers to celebrate their achievements and to inform them about key issues that affect the lives of AARP members and communities in the state.
Among the information participants received was expert analysis about the elections, facts about the new health care law and an outlook on tax reform that is certain to be a top issue deliberated when the State Legislature convenes in January.
According to State President James Wall, "The information presented over the two-day event will give us a stronger voice when it comes to expressing the needs of caregivers, those struggling to save for retirement, and to strengthen the health and economic security of our members and future generations."
In addition to the information exchanged,, AARP volunteers listened to a special keynote speaker, Dr. Jerry McGee, president of Wingate University, and received a special screening of the award-winning documentary "Age of Champions."
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