RALEIGH– For their work to help people live the kind of lives they want to live as they age, Pat Battle, Alan Briggs, Dr. Cheryl Greenberg and Lilian Scott Lee and Alexis Welch RN have been appointed to the Executive Council of AARP North Carolina. AARP is a volunteer led organization and Executive Council members work closely with AARP staff and volunteers to provide strategy to guide the advocacy and programs offered to over 1.1 million AARP members in the state.
Serious illness affects all populations, yet some groups experience higher rates than others for a range of reasons, such as socioeconomic conditions and access to health care. The number of uninsured continues to climb in North Carolina, with COVID-19 exacerbating an already existing hole in coverage for many.
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.
AARP North Carolina is looking for volunteers to advocate on a variety of issues important to older adults, including expanding access to the internet, removing barriers that limit the use of telehealth, preventing elder abuse and passing legislation to support family caregivers.
As AARP North Carolina Director, I am so proud to be associated with all of our volunteers across the state. You have carried forward the wonderful tradition of volunteer service that has always defined AARP. Most importantly, you made a very positive difference in the lives of older adults and their families and in the livability of our communities.Volunteers are the face of AARP at the local level.
AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON—AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
GREENSBORO -- Fraud and scams targeting older adults continue to plague the state and nation as criminals use tricks both old and new to try to steal our money or identity.
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