Michelle Crouch

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AARP’s efforts include helping veterans navigate health and disability benefits, and connecting them with other programs that aid military families, with a focus on thwarting fraud targeted at veterans.
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AARP North Carolina is pushing to end restrictions on accessory dwelling units in the state—educating policymakers, builders and the public about the benefits of ADUs for residents of all ages.
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North Carolina's trails attract visitors, new residents and help build local economies. AARP is working to expand access so that even rural portions of the state can be livable for all.
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Legislation would increase the Medicaid pay rate for the 120,000 direct care workers across North Carolina, who include those at nursing homes, group homes and residential behavioral health facilities, and home health aides. 
AARP Brain Health Study
AARP North Carolina is planning a series of six free online workshops on brain health every Thursday, from June 3 to July 8. The sessions cover steps you can take to reduce risk of dementia.
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From phony puppy websites to fake COVID cleaning supplies to miracle cures, fraudsters have found new ways to take advantage of people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The coronavirus pandemic highlighted long-standing issues with the state’s long-term care system. Problems include staffing shortages, low wages, high turnover, a lack of oversight and not enough technology for virtual visits,
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AARP North Carolina is looking for volunteers to advocate on a variety of issues important to older adults, including expanding access to the internet, removing barriers that limit the use of telehealth, preventing elder abuse and passing legislation to support family caregivers. 
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AARP North Carolina will be hosting panels and a statewide telephone town hall on preventing and reporting elder abuse.
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AARP North Carolina will ask candidates and educate voters about prescription drug costs, Medicare, age discrimination and other issues important to older adults.
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