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Charlotte Workshops for 50+

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AARP North Carolina has hit the ground running in 2015, with regular offerings on workshops in Charlotte aimed at helping people 50+.

Life Reimagined
The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real possibilities within yourself.
Upcoming Sessions:
February 9, 6pm. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
March 10, 6pm. Morrison Library. Info and Registration.
  

 

Living Longer, Living Smarter
AARP's four part series aimed at increasing awareness on the depth and breadth of long-term care and the benefits of planning. Informed by reseasch, this initaives resources engage women and men as leaders within families, informal networks, and communities to learn about long-term care, actively plan for a secure future and share what they learn with others. The series' four parts include:

Your Health
You need to stay healthy if you wan to live independently. This session offers tips for
assessing health risks, staying healthy, caring for yourself and a loved one.
Upcoming Sessions:
March 12, 1pm. BrightStar. Info and Registration.

Your Finances

One of the most important parts of planning for long term care is figuring out how to pay for it. This session will give you an idea of the costs of common options. You’ll learn what is—and isn’t—covered by the government and insurance.
Upcoming Sessions:
April 9, 1pm. BrightStar. Info and Registration.

Your Home and Community

Deciding where you want to live is critical. This session offers advice for staying in your home and explores other options.
Upcoming Sessions:
March 26, 1pm. BrightStar. Info and Registration.

Your Wishes

Give your loved ones clear instructions about what you want them to do, should you need them to act for you. This session discusses important documents you should prepare for them.
Upcoming Sessions:
Feb 2, 10:30 am. Tyvola Senior Center. 2225 Tyvola Road. No RSVP required.
Feb 26, 1pm. BrightStar. Info and Registration.
 
 

Finances 50+
Developed by AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation, this three-part course helps participants map out an action plan for finding financial freedom. Free of charge and completely non-commercial, Finances 50+ focuses on budgeting, managing credit and debt, and building and protecting your assets. Appropriate for all ages.
Upcoming Sessions:
February 7, 12:30. Part 1. Mountain Island Library. Info and Registration.
February 14, 12:30. Part 2. Mountain Island Library. Info and Registration.
February 21, 12:30. Part 3. Mountain Island Library. Info and Registration.
March 4, 1pm. Part 1. Tyvola Senior Center. Info and Registration.
March 11, 1pm. Part 2. Tyvola Senior Center. Info and Registration.
March 18, 1pm. Part 3. Tyvola Senior Center. Info and Registration.

 

50+ Worker Workshops
Many of today's older workers and jobseekers feel they are at unique disadvantage because of their age. But experience is a valuable asset that most employers want! AARP offers workshops on resume building, using LinkedIn and a primer on age discrimination in the workplace to those older workers looking to retool themselves with knowledge needed to secure employment.
Upcoming Sessions:
February 12, 3pm. Resume Building for 50+. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
February 19, 6pm. LinkedIn: Life Reimagined for Work. Beatties Ford Library. Info and Registration.  
March 9, 6pm. Resume Building for 50+. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration
Livable Communities
Does your home and community have everything you need to age-in-place? Whether you're planning to stay right where you are or looking for a new home, AARP's workshop on livable communities will help you see things like never before!
Upcoming Sessions:
Rotating presentations at the Southern Home and Garden Show February 20-22 and February 27-March 1.

 

All of these programs are free and completely non-commercial. For more information on these sessions and AARP's work in the Charlotte area, contact Mike Olender, Associate State Director, at 704 359 7407 or molender@aarp.org.

 

About AARP North Carolina
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