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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
RALEIGH — Later this month, the North Carolina General Assembly will convene for a “short” session with a big opportunity to pass several key measures that will help people live better lives and save the state millions in unnecessary spending.
RALEIGH, NC — Chris Brandenburg of Fuquay-Varina, NC, was named the new AARP Manager of State and Federal Advocacy in February. In this role, he is responsible for lobbying and maintaining relations with both state and federal elected officials, as well as helping lead a large team of AARP advocacy volunteers who are instrumental to any lobbying success.
Nearly half of North Carolina’s private-sector workers—more than 1.8 million people—don’t have a way to save for retirement through their employers. AARP hopes to change that by pushing for the creation of a state-facilitated retirement savings program during the upcoming legislative session.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently introduced the Connecting Caregivers to Medicare Act, bipartisan legislation to increase outreach and education to Medicare beneficiaries and simplify access to information for family caregivers.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
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AARP North Carolina is recruiting volunteers to engage with lawmakers on issues important to older adults.
RALEIGH, NC — Throughout 2023, AARP advocates in North Carolina helped push for improvements and funding that will help protect the health, wealth, and personal well-being of the state’s growing population of older adults. These improvements are critical when it comes to meeting the needs of older adults, who will soon outnumber residents in the state ages 18 and younger.
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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.
During the 2023 legislative session, volunteers advocate on behalf of North Carolinians 50-plus for bills to help workers save for retirement, to improve access to health care and to prevent unnecessary guardianships.
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