The North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Healthy Aging, on which AARP holds a seat, is slated to release a report this summer on ways the state can promote healthy aging.
After housing costs rose in North Carolina last year, AARP is working to help those living on fixed incomes.
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.
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.
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.
According to the 2020 American Community Survey (conducted by the Census Bureau), North Carolina’s population grew by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, 75 percent of which came from a rise in the number of residents age 50-plus.
An AARP study finds that 77 percent of Americans 50 and older want to age in place, and home became central to people’s lives during the pandemic. Meanwhile, the average age of the population is rising and affordable housing can be hard to find.
Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home, and AARP North Carolina is working to make that option more widely available.
About 2.7 million older adults in America are raising their grandchildren. Grandparent caregivers often need physical and emotional support.
It’s estimated that 1 in 10 Americans 65 or older experience elder abuse annually, ranging from financial exploitation to physical abuse or denial of medical care. May is Older Americans Month, and AARP North Carolina is working with agencies and groups to create a stronger elder-protection network.
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