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How seniors can keep busy by working from home

Working Americans often dream of the day when they can retire and wind it down after decades of punching a clock. But this is to be expected -- who would not want to rid themselves of the daily rat race which probably includes getting up early dressing in uncomfortable clothes, and fighting traffic on the daily commute? But when the time finally comes, many seniors find that something unexpected occurs. They miss the sense of purpose and social interaction they received from working every day. For these people, and for seniors whose financial situation necessitates it, returning to work is a way to feel great and earn extra money on the side. Many retirees have found it a positive experien

Help Prevent Home Contractor Scams

Please check out the link below to hear the tele-town hall discussion presented by the NC Fraud Watch Network ABOUT AARP North Carolina hosted this Access Live event to discuss how to avoid scams in home improvement or repair. The event featured North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, who was joined by other experts from the Better Business Bureau, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, and County Emergency Management. They provided tips and strategies to avoid fraud related to home improvements. Topics discussed include how to screen contractors, filing complaints, and disaster preparedness. Please note: Media Player does not play on site. Please click the link below. Click the pictur

A Lesser Known Long-Term Care Option: Adult Foster Homes

With the developments in healthcare over the last 50+ years, the life expectancy of the average American has increased to 79 years up from 70 years in 1965. This increase in life expectancy has opened a new window of time when seniors may need additional help or care, but not necessarily the constant attention of a retirement home. Adult foster care homes are a little-known option that is becoming increasingly popular. These homes, also referred to as board and care homes, residential homes, and adult care homes, allow a wide range of assistance for seniors and disabled persons. Assistance provided in these homes can be medical; however, usually more basic help is provided, for example, groc

How Technology Will Impact Our Future

Adapted from the June 2018 AARP Bulletin “What’s Next. How Your Life Will Get Better in the Coming Years.” Over the last decade, we have already seen technological shifts. Not only can we stream TV shows to our phones - we basically have a miniature computer in the palm of our hands 24/7. We can order our groceries at a touch of a button to have them delivered directly to our doorstep. Not to mention electric and self-parking cars. We have already experienced incredible changes in our technologies - and there seems to be no sign of these changes slowing down. HOME There will be many upgrades to the home that will allow everyday life to become easier and flow more smoothly. According to Maxim

Welcoming the Center's New Executive Director!

Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center is proud to announce and welcome Jamie Duesing as the Center’s Executive Director. Ms. Duesing joins The Elder Law and Life Care Planning team after serving the Brunswick County population for 12+ years. Most recently, she directed the Teen Court program where she successfully expanded the reach of the program and exceeded clientele quotas. Ms. Duesing comes from a diverse professional background working with people of all ages and in various walks of life, she has always made giving back to her community a top priority. Among the various responsibilities, Ms. Duesing will be enhancing unparalleled client experiences at the Center. The Elder Law and Li

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