Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AARP Without Limits is a 30-minute program that explores the challenges and opportunities that come with aging in the Tar Heel State. Join us for a weekly journey that dispels the myths of aging and explores ways to help you and your family live your best life after 50.
Meet Mike Olender
Mike Olender began his work in North Carolina in 2013 as Associate State Director for Outreach and Local Advocacy in Charlotte where he built AARP’s first local volunteer structure to better bolster AARP effectiveness when it comes to local, state, and federal advocacy. Before AARP North Carolina, Olender served as Associate State Director-Outreach with AARP New York for five years, leading AARP’s work in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. In 2012-13, Michael served as Interim State Director for AARP New Hampshire, leading staff and volunteers through voter engagement efforts during the 2012 election season. Prior to joining AARP in 2007, Mike worked as a community organizer in New Jersey on a variety of consumer issues including health care reform, affordable prescription drugs, utilities, and other issues affecting New Jersey residents.
Mike Olender serves as State Director of AARP North Carolina, leading staff and a team of nearly 500 volunteers who are working to improve the health, finances, and well-being of the Tarheel State’s 50+ population and 1.1 million AARP members in the state.