TRLA Awards Over $10,000 in Grants

TRLA (Triad Retirement Living Association) is an unincorporated association that was founded for the public good and operates specifically to support and educate senior citizens and their families in the community through special program activities. Each year TRLA donates monies to non-profits and programs in the Triad area who serve seniors and with the growth in membership, their annual [...]

2019-01-10T13:47:22-05:00January 9th, 2019|News & Information, Resources|

Helping Veterans Find Support

NCServes helps connect veterans and their families with the services they need By Jason Schneider They served and protected our country in times of peace and times of war. But many veterans find it difficult to connect with the benefits and services meant to serve and protect them. That’s where NCServes comes in. “We cover just about anything that [...]

2019-01-29T13:47:08-05:00October 29th, 2018|Resources|

Forsyth County Works to Meet Needs of Changing Demographics

With nearly a quarter of the state’s residents expected to be age 60 or older by the year 2030, Forsyth County took an important step to become a better place to live for people of all ages. In June, the county applied for the World Health Organization’s status of “age-friendly” by joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The AARP [...]

2019-01-28T21:37:00-05:00October 28th, 2018|Resources|

Shepherd’s Center Sponsors Moving Meditation

What happens in the body that causes aging? Scientists have discovered a fundamental process of aging in our cells that occurs on the strands of our DNA. This discovery, which won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2009, is important to our everyday life. Why? The reason is we now know the speed of aging can move faster or slower, [...]

2019-01-28T08:11:57-05:00October 27th, 2018|Resources, Wellness|

Guilford County: An Age-Friendly Community

With nearly a quarter of the state’s residents expected to be age 60 or older by the year 2030, Guilford County took an important step to become a better place for people of all ages. The County recently applied for the World Health Organization’s status of “age-friendly” by joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly [...]

2019-01-02T17:58:44-05:00July 9th, 2018|Resources|

North Carolina Aging Expert Joins AARP

Doug Dickerson, State Director,AARP North Carolina North Carolina aging and caregiving expert Mark Hensley has joined AARP North Carolina as Associate State Director for Community Outreach and Advocacy in the Triad. Hensley previously coordinated North Carolina’s Alzheimer’s and dementia services for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, where he led efforts to [...]

2019-01-02T17:31:59-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Resources|

Free Exercise for the Mind

If you are 65 or older, the North Carolina General Assembly has authorized a free gift for you...auditing courses at all of UNC's constituent institutions and community colleges, if space is available. Legislators have authorized the UNC Board of Governors to establish rules permitting seniors 65 years of age and older to take advantage of this tuition-free opportunity by submitting [...]

2019-01-03T15:23:49-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Resources|

Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem – 31st Annual Used Book Sale

Volunteers are working diligently in the Shepherd’s Center book processing center in Winston-Salem, dividing 150,000 plus books into categories and affixing point-price stickers for the annual Used Book Sale. Scheduled May 3 – 5 in the Education Bulding at the Winston-Salem Fairground, the bargains are unbeatable, the cause is meaningful and all proceeds (more than $50,000 last year) go to [...]

2019-01-02T17:27:30-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Resources|

Shepherd’s Center Has a New Look

The big news at the Shepherd's Center Winston-Salem is the changing format of its lifelong learning program, Adventures in Learning, by the Vital Living Program Committee. The new courses will run for six weeks at a very reasonable cost with no annual fee to participate in the program. Courses will be held at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 3543 Robinhood [...]

2019-01-02T17:25:57-05:00January 12th, 2018|Resources|

Stay Safe from Fraud and Scams

Doug Dickerson, State Director,AARP North Carolina Fraud targeting older adults is on the rise which is why AARP is working with the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, law enforcement and other partners to fight fraud that targets older adults. Last year in North Carolina, according to 2014 Consumer Sentinel Data, there were [...]

2019-01-02T18:12:26-05:00December 14th, 2017|Financial Planning & Money Management, Resources|
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