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Communities across North Carolina are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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WILMINGTON -- Nominate your hometown hero for the 2022 AARP Coastal Community Inspiration Awards. The Inspiration Awards are presented each year by AARP North Carolina to Coastal area community organizations or individuals who are doing the most to help residents ages 50 and over.
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Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET.
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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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