Research and Information on Issues Affecting the Aging in North Carolina

Speeches and News

Blog entry
New Research Series on Alzheimer's Posted on NC Insight Website

     Students in the Master of Public Policy program at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy spent part of their spring semester examining a policy issue for the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.

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July 2015
N.C. Releases Aging Services Plan for the Next Four Years

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October 2013
New Legislation Will Protect Older Adults in North Carolina from Fraud

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September 2013
Senior Citizen Community College Tuition Waiver Repealed

A provision in the 2013 state budget, passed by the legislature and signed by Governor McCrory last month, eliminates the senior citizen community college tuition waiver.

This waiver, first authorized in 1975 and later modified several...

August 2013
New Task Force Launched to Help Protect Older Adults from Financial Crime

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July 2013
Legislation to Freeze Assets of Person Charged with Financial Exploitation of Older or Disabled Adult

On June 17, the N.C. General Assembly passed House Bill 891, which would allow a court to freeze the assets of a defendant charged with financial exploitation of an older or disabled adult.

The State must have clear and convincing evidence...

June 2013
Federal Trade Commission data for 2012 on fraud and identity thefts

In February 2013, the Federal Trade Commission released its data for 2012 on fraud and identity theft complaints. The Center uses this data in its effort to stem fraud against older adults across North Carolina. North Carolina ranks 24th among...

March 2013
Hotspots for Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Exist Across the State

In February 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released its data for 2011 on fraud and identity theft complaints.  The Center uses this data in its effort to stem fraud against the elderly across North Carolina.  North Carolina ranks 30...

April 2012
Update on Center's Research on Fraud Committed Against the Elderly

The Federal Trade Commission just released its data for 2010 on fraud and identity theft complaints. The Center uses this data in its effort to stem fraud against the elderly across North Carolina. North Carolina ranks 26th...

March 2011
Speeches
Testimony to the Fraud Against the Elderly Task Force on Fraud Against Older Adults
Ethel and Fred were Christians, and without any children of their own, they chose to give all of their discretionary income to their local Methodist church in North Carolina, which they attended every Sunday. ...
January 2012
News
State Needs To Update Laws To Protect Elders From Fraud

Fraud committed against the elderly is on the rise, and North Carolina needs to do more to protect its  seniors, says a new study released today by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. Schemes to rip off  unsuspecting senior...

December 2009

Events

Mebane Rash speaks to Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Mebane Rash speaks to members of the Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention network.  She will provide updates on elder fraud legislation and other issues important to North Carolina's older adults.

04/15/2014
Seniors and Caregivers: FINANCIAL FITNESS FAIR FOR SENIORS

FINANCIAL FITNESS FAIR FOR SENIORS
Event location:
Quorum Center, 323 West Jones Street, Raleigh
Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:00 AM

Details:
FREE special event presented by Attorney General Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Justice featuring:

Money Smart for Older Adults, a comprehensive financial education curriculum. (Developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Office for Older Americans.)

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06/13/2013
Protect yourself from fraud! Shred-a-thon in Raleigh

Shred-a-thons are a great way to destroy old tax records, checks, employment records, or any financial information. No need to remove staples, paper clips, or paper from binders. There will be a shred-a-thon in Raleigh on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at Haven House, 600 W. Cabarrus Street, 27603. There is a suggested tax deductible donation of $5 per box or bag.

06/01/2013
Task Force on Fraud Against Older Adults meeting 05/21/2012
Aisander Duda to speak to American Association of University Women on Medicaid: Aging and Mental Health

Chapel Hill, NC

03/19/2011
Mebane Rash to speak to Senior Tarheel Legislature on Fraud Committed Against the Elderly

Raleigh, NC

03/15/2011
Elder Law Symposium 02/25/2011
Center to Testify at Aging Study Commission, Raleigh NC 01/13/2011

The Public in Pubilc Policy - Stories and Profiles

Profiles
Profiles in Health Care

Erma Cofield of Rocky Mount is 70 years old, and she has diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. Erma is on Medicaid and enrolled in Community Care. She lives in a home for senior citizens....