Health & Wellbeing

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When you were a kid, most often trails were reachable only after a boring car or bus ride which was a little too long or hard. As they say, "times have changed," and our state is making it easier than ever for you to get outside and active on a trail.
Virus Outbreak Vaccine North Carolina
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
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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. “Advance care planning empowers individuals to make their own important health care decisions while they are still able, bringing peace of mind to individuals and their families,” says Virginia Slocum, executive director of the North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition.
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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.
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The AARP North Carolina Spring Nutrition & Cooking Series is for everyone who wants to place their nutrition as a top priority, learn more about foods that make spring meals fun, and find inspiration for cooking with a healthy twist.
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RALEIGH -- When Frances Williams, a Raleigh native, sought healthcare for pain in her leg, her internist did not even touch her to assess the issue. Desperate for a more engaged caregiver, Williams took a suggestion from a nurse to visit Schquthia Peacock, a family nurse practitioner in Cary.
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Medicaid expansion in North Carolina progresses
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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.
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AARP Charlotte to hold three brain health workshops in January
AARP Bulletin
The series of five weekly online bridge lessons for beginners will be taught by Larry Cohen, winner of 25 national bridge championships.
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