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RALEIGH, NC— AARP North Carolina announced seven organizations will receive 2021 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.2 million awarded among 244 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects to promote livable communities by improving housing, transportation, public spaces, civic engagement, and connection with family, friends, and neighbors with an emphasis on the needs of the 50-plus. Many of this year’s awards support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.
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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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Join AARP North Carolina, the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and SAGE of Central North Carolina for several virtual events throughout the month of June in honor of Pride. Learn more about the LGBTQ+ community in North Carolina, hear from your elected officials about legislation and inclusivity, and receive helpful resources and advice along the way.
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DURHAM -- AARP in the Triangle Region and the Durham Center for Senior Life (DCSL) are partnering to support hungry residents of Durham ages 55 and older. The program called EATS: Shop & Grab presented by AARP, is an opportunity for older adults who may be experiencing food insecurity to get the groceries they need.
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For more than 60 years, committed volunteers have conducted the heart of AARP’s work -- people just like you who know that giving back and community service are cherished values that only become more important with age.
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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WILMINGTON-- People and organizations have been working hard across the NC Coastal Region to help improve lives and help those ages 50 plus live the lives they want to live as they age.
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What does “aging in place” mean to you? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines it as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." AARP supports aging in place as one of eight domains that make a community age-friendly.
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AARP North Carolina will be hosting panels and a statewide telephone town hall on preventing and reporting elder abuse.
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When it comes to aging, there is no place like home. A 2016 survey by AARP found 76% of people age 50+ strongly agree with the statement, “I would like to remain in my current home as long as possible.” The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities can help people do so by assisting counties, cities, towns and rural areas best meet the needs of residents of all ages. During this national health crisis, age-friendly communities offer added benefits.
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