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AARP Celebrates Veterans in November and All Year Long

Veterans Day Dance in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC -- AARP works to provide veterans, the military and their families with the information, resources, and opportunities to get the most out of life as they age. Throughout the month of November, AARP has been celebrating veterans and their accomplishments through virtual and in person programs, special discounts and much more.

For example, earlier in November, AARP sponsored a Veterans Day Dance at Historic Hannah Block USO in Wilmington. The event was filled with much joy when people packed the dance floor all night long swaying to the music of a live big band.

Rosalie Calarco, AARP Associate State Director for Coastal North Carolina said, “With so many veterans living in our state’s coastal region, the dance was just one way we are making sure that people know about the valuable free resources AARP brings to veterans and military families to help them navigate life’s transitions."

North Carolina is the home to many veterans with the state having the nation’s eighth largest veteran population with 687,000 veteran residents. Some important things AARP offers to veterans are:

· Free tools to help veteran caregivers;

· Free resources to help veterans fight fraud;

· Free online courses and job-search toolkit for the military and their spouses;

· Free Veterans Health Navigator to help veterans and their caregivers find the right information to enroll in plans from the VA, Medicare and more.


More notable celebrations AARP North Carolina attended in November were a Military Celebration organized by the Montford Point Marine Association and visits to the travelling Veteran’s Memorial Wall that was housed in Havelock and Dare County. The replica of the wall the only version that includes the 9/11 panels and the Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom panels.

AARP also hosted a number of virtual events in November to help veteran caregivers, those trying to learn about their veteran health benefits and more. If you want to be among the first to learn about AARP events near you, simply add state email to your account on

AARP also reminds people at for those who served our nation, Veteran’s Day is every day!

Calarco said, “AARP values the service and dedication that veterans have given to the country and is offering an exclusive membership. Learn more about the discount and other offerings for veterans, the military and their families by visiting the website.”

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