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WILMINGTON – AARP in Coastal North Carolina recently honored people and organizations up and down the coast who have been working to improve our hometowns and rural communities, fight fraud, help veterans or support family caregivers at its annual “Inspiration Awards.” This year’s winners were nominated by the public for these special awards.
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WILMINGTON, NC – Dr. Shirley Gerrior of Wilmington was named the most prestigious AARP volunteer in North Carolina at a ceremony in her honor held here in July. The annual AARP Andrus Award tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. 
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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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