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On this special farewell program, host Debra Tyler Horton reminisces about the program’s past five years with producer John Low of WAUG radio. With Debra moving on to take on the role of Director of AARP Georgia, the two discuss the challenges of navigating life’s changes such as career moves, caring for loved ones and more.
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RALEIGH, NC – AARP North Carolina expert on financial security and family caregiving Debra Tyler-Horton is leaving to become the State Director of AARP Georgia, after having built an extensive network of volunteers and partner organizations that help thousands of North Carolinians improve their own financial resilience and better handle the responsibilities of caring for older or disabled loved ones.
Are you ready for your next chapter? Whether you are diving right into to life's changes, or just putting your toes in the water, Life Reimagined offers tools, experts, activities and support to help you determine what really matters.
Volunteer service is a unique and valuable partnership that benefits the volunteer and society. AARP volunteers are necessary and vital force in achieving AARP’s mission and goals. Volunteering with AARP is one of the many paths people can take to become active, involved and engaged.
Last week, Governor Pat McCrory signed the state's long overdue budget bill that  included more funds to help seniors and their family caregivers with services such as Meals on Wheels, in-home health aides, transportation to medical appointments and more. The budget also offsets rising health care costs with the reinstatement of the medical expense deduction that was eliminated in 2013.
NEW ORLEANS -- In North Carolina, the faith-based community is instrumental in educating and promoting the health and wellness of people in communities across the state. This week on Real Life, you’ll learn more about efforts by AARP and the faith-based community here and in other states.
School is for learning and making friends
With the kids returning to school, you’ve earned a sigh of relief. But don’t breathe too easy just yet.
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This week on Real Life, you’ll learn about Mentor Up – a program where young people help older adults stay connected and adjust to the many challenges they face in today’s changing world.
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DURHAM -- AARP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charlotte Yeh met with NC health care leaders, and the state's Alzheimer's Task Force, explaining some promising pilot programs that improve health care outcomes while reducing overall costs.
This week AARP released an important survey on the economic value of family caregivers. Family caregivers in North Carolina provided 1.19 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $13.4 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The findings underscore the need for greater support for family caregivers who contribute not only to patient health, but to lowering the overall cost of care.
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