Update from Deryl Fulmer

Deryl Fulmer, Ph.D.
Community Liaison

To My Fellow Retirees,

Strategic Plan 2021—2024 Update

Pushing the needle forward toward a 10% gain in membership is paramount for growing the NCRGEA. Please encourage friends to join and renew your membership by visiting our website: www.ncrgea.com.

Get to Know the NCRGEA Trivia Game

The March Trivia game is available on our website under the “news” tab. Beginning in May, our $50 gift card winner will be featured on our Facebook page. Our January winner is Sherry Beck, from Lexington, NC, District 3.

Please find her story on page 15. Congratulations Sherry!

Trivia answers for January, 2022:

Questions: What is the purpose of becoming an online advocate? What will NCRGEA provide to help you become an online advocate?

Answers: To support NCRGEA by educating and advocating with state and local leaders in your community about matters important to retirees across North Carolina. NCRGEA will provide training and talking points to support these efforts.

A brief update on the District Community Advisory Board Meetings

Community Advisory Boards have been initiated in all nine Districts across the State. CABs provide a way to meet new people and to assist the NCRGEA with offering activities and benefits that you want in a smaller group.

Interested? Information regarding meeting dates, times and zoom links are on the website at www.ncrgea.com, under District Community Connections.

Services and Opportunities for You

Visit your local Humana Neighborhood Centers or visit them online at www.humananeighborhoodcenter.com. These Centers are open to both state and local government retirees and are located in 5 cities across the State, including Raleigh, Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte (2 locations), Winston-Salem and the virtual Neighborhood Center.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels (MOW) needs volunteers. If you are interested, please contact your local MOWs to offer your services or to receive services. As a note, some MOW sites provide meals for your dog or cat. Please check them out: www.mowanc.org.

Transitions LifeCare

Transitions LifeCare is non-profit organization founded in 1979 as Hospice of Wake County. We are committed to providing personalized care at the highest level of excellence. We offer a variety of services that provide comfort and support for people of all ages experiencing life-changing ill- nesses. Our service area includes: Durham, Johnston, Franklin, Harnett, Wake, Granville, Orange and Chatham counties. www.transitionslifecare.org

And finally, we celebrate Women’s History Month in March. In honor of Women’s History Month, we recognize Paula K. Stewart, from District 7, who was recently honored for her service to NC and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. You can read more about Paula on page 10. Congratulations Paula!

Deryl Davis Fulmer, PhD

Community Liaison