Donate Locally for Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tomorrow is GivingTuesday 2022, which means many of you will be donating to a nonprofit or community organization.

We encourage you to donate to groups here in North Carolina. In your community, check for specific information on #GivingTuesday or contact an organization to inquire about donating.

Otherwise, you can explore some of the North Carolina initiatives we discovered online.

◾️Giving Tuesday Raleigh Durham – scroll down to see the seven local nonprofits on which they are focusing this year. – bit.ly/3gEewz0

◾️ Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. – lists 76 local nonprofits in the area. Choose one and click the Donate button beside its name. bit.ly/3VcqMW9

◾️Conservation Trust for North Carolina – donations will be triple matched by board members – bit.ly/3GS8g17

◾️ Farmville Public Library – bit.ly/3gCe04x

◾️ Families & Communities Rising, Durham – bit.ly/3EL5J65

◾️ Kellin Foundation, Greensboro – Kellinfoundation.org

◾️ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont – bbbscp.org

◾️ Friends of Guilford County Animal Shelter – bit.ly/3VeB602

NCRGEA Visits Humana Neighborhood Center in Garner, NC

On July 15, 2022, NCRGEA enjoyed learning about resources available at Humana Neighborhood Centers to State Health Plan Medicare participants. In the photo from left to right are Tim O’Connell, NCRGEA Executive Director; Lisa Nannini, Humana; Nichole Arnott, Humana; and Deryl Fulmer, NCRGEA Community Liaison.

For more information on the neighborhood centers, visit https://www.humananeighborhoodcenter.com/.

Active & Engaged in Retirement: Let Us Feature You!

These days, age is just a number, and no one demonstrates that more than NCRGEA members as they redefine what being retired means in 2022. To recognize that, we have started an Active & Engaged member spotlight to feature members who defy traditional ideas about life in retirement. It’s also a great opportunity for us to put a face on the members who are the heart of our organization. 

Will you be part of this initiative and represent your NCRGEA district in a video and/or online? If so, please use this link – bit.ly/activeandengaged – to fill out the Google Form to share about one of the following:

  • Volunteer Efforts
  • Special Skills or Second Career
  • Pet Companions
  • Active Physical & Mental Lifestyle

The information and photographs provided by you are shared on NCRGEA’s Facebook account and other platforms. As of this newsletter printing, five members have been featured, and their photographs and names are shared here. In addition, if you see a Spotlight on social media, we ask that you comment, “like,” and share whenever possible. Let’s spread the word that NCRGEA is a people-first organization that is reimagining retirement. 

If you don’t have easy access to sharing information online, please contact Dr. Deryl Fulmer at 919-980-6681 or deryl@ncrgea.com. 

Active and Engaged: Some North Carolina Higher Education Institutions Offer Free Course Auditing

In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted a law to allow senior citizens in North Carolina to audit courses for free up to six credit hours per semester. You must be a legal resident of the state to qualify for the waiver, however.

Most community colleges offer this option, but there are some other universities that allow for auditing, which means no academic credit will be awarded. There is other criteria, often institution specific, that involve applications, space available in the course, etc. Please contact any institution in which you are interested to receive specific information.

Below is a list of some North Carolina colleges and universities which offer free tuition to senior citizens. Be sure to scroll down each selected page to locate the section about ages 65+.

The Durham Bulls Want You!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a stadium, packed with fans excited to watch their favorite team in action? This is your chance to join Amer- ica’s favorite Minor League Baseball team, The Durham Bulls, for the 2022 baseball season!

The Durham Bulls are hiring and we want to meet you!

Contact Domonique Fisher at 919-424-5864 or dfisher@headwaywfs.com to learn more about all of the different opportunities we have to offer you!