Veterans

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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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Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing North Carolina’s Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
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Do you like to chat with people? Would you like to share timely and vital information with others that could improve their lives? If so, we have a virtual volunteer opportunity for you. We are looking for people who want to connect rural families to information that can improve their lives.  Information includes resources about avoiding fraud, finding work, caregiving resources, preparing for emergencies and other AARP issues that can improve their lives.
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RALEIGH— AARP has launched the AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, a new digital platform bringing together valuable information and resources to help North Carolina’s nearly 800,000 veterans and military spouses compete in today’s job market. The job center includes a new Veterans Career Advantage Course to build on career planning and skills development to help navigate the job market. According to an AARP survey, more than half (56%) of employers say the experience and the use of skills in previous positions are 'very important' when evaluating applicants' skills.
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AARP Survey: Veterans More Likely to Lose Money to Scams Than Civilians
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WILMINGTON--AARP North Carolina announced today that Rosalie L. Calarco, a 17-year veteran of constituent services and advocacy under two federal officeholders, will become Associate State Director for its Coastal Region. The appointment is effective November 1.
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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.
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RALEIGH, NC —Today, AARP launched a new tool to bring together valuable information and resources to help veterans, military families and their caregivers navigate their health care options. The Veterans and Military Families Health Benefits Navigator, North Carolina with critical information about what is required to qualify for health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or Department of Defense (DoD).
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