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.
ASHEVILLE – At a regional fraud prevention event held by elder advocates across the Mountain Region, AARP volunteer Betsy Cantrell was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of adults as they age.
AARP North Carolina Seeks Volunteer Leader to Increase Efforts to Prevent Fraud that Targets Older Adults
RALEIGH – As part of an initiative to help curb fraud and identity theft that target older North Carolinians, AARP is pleased to announce a new top volunteer position it is working to fill. AARP’s Fraud Prevention Impact Leader will work with AARP North Carolina Executive Council members and other volunteers to develop and implement a statewide fraud prevention plan and extend AARP Fraud Watch Network programs and advocacy across the state.
Like AARP, faith-based communities and places of worship have helped people take care of loved ones, save more for their future, find health and job resources and so much more. Many in the faith community were surprised and delighted to learn of all of AARP's current offerings and relevancy to their congregations. In-person engagement is the most effective method of educating community leaders about AARP and cultivating relationships.
This year, the number of North Carolinians 60 and older is likely to exceed those under 18. That makes AARP North Carolina’s work even more relevant, especially in certain western counties, where projections show residents 65-plus could be about a third of the population by 2030.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. With the growing popularity of the program, AARP is looking for even more volunteers to join other compassionate and friendly individuals to assist.
RALEIGH -- Dr. Catherine Harvey Sevier of Greensboro has been appointed as the new state president of AARP North Carolina. The volunteer led AARP has 1.1 million members in the state and is instrumental in improving the lives of older adults through information, advocacy, community service and local offerings and events.
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