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How did the Asheville area become the vibrant, welcoming, and diverse place that we know today? Beginning February 21, AARP in the NC Mountain Region is sponsoring a series of monthly evening lectures, This Is Home: Western North Carolina, Past and Present, to explore the key historical, cultural, and ecological forces that have shaped our region and its people. The series is curated and presented by Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain, NC.
The AARP Winter Nutrition & Cooking Series is for everyone who wants to place nutrition as a priority this winter. Through these virtual courses, you will learn more about comfort foods and find inspiration for cooking healthier.
Good things happen when volunteers from AARP’s Mountain Region team up with our seven regional YMCAs. In this informative series of in-person talks, knowledgeable speakers will present on topics such as decluttering, brain health, and fraud prevention. (See complete list below.)
In North Carolina, there are over 1.7 million family caregivers, people who care of a loved one at some point of time each year. But who is taking care of the caregiver? It is important for caregivers to be equipped with the knowledge of how to assist loved one with daily living activities, appointments and creating a healthy living environment. But of equal importance is prioritizing your own health and wellbeing.
GREENSBORO, NC -- The Summer Nutrition & Cooking Series presented by AARP in the Triad is for anyone who wants to make nutrition a top priority this summer by learning more about herbs and spices, and finding inspiration for cooking more.
Western North Carolina has a long history of hosting, helping, and honoring veterans, whether they grew up here or came here during or after their service. As far back as the 1880s, when tuberculosis, or “The White Plague,” was the leading cause of death in the United States, the Asheville area was a leading treatment center for vets as well as civilians.
ASHEVILLE, NC -- With summer in full swing, you may be looking for ways to tiptoe back to normalcy after a tough year of COVID. You would probably prefer to continue staying outdoors as much as possible and avoid big crowds. Here is a sampling of possibilities from our partners around the Western North Carolina region, each chosen to highlight one of the eight domains of livability for residents of ages.
Throughout June, AARP North Carolina teamed up with the LGBT Center of Raleigh and SAGE of Central North Carolina to celebrate Pride Month through three unique virtual events highlighting the LGBTQ+ experience in our state. Each event focused on listening to the stories of LGBTQ+ North Carolinians and their individual and shared experiences over the years.
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