Help Stop Summer Season Scams

Summer has finally arrived, but the beginning of beach season inevitably brings weight loss scams with it. Criminals take advantage of the season to offer bogus solutions for losing weight or getting in shape. Here’s how these scams generally wo

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | Jun 01, 2023
Financial Planning

How Philanthropy Fits Into Your Financial Plan

Charitable contributions hold the remarkable ability to transform lives and communities, but what if there was a way to magnify their impact while benefiting your own financial situation? Enter Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), an increasing

Tommy Taylor - United Way | May 30, 2023
Senior Living

Riverlights, Wilmington’s Only Master Planned Community, Brings the Good Life to the Rivers Edge

Situated along three miles of the Cape Fear River is Wilmington’s only master-planned community, Riverlights. Just six years into a 10-year build-out, Riverlights’ 1400-acres include single and multi-family home sites, duplexes, townhomes, custo

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | May 19, 2023

When it Comes to Home Repairs or Moving, Make Sure to Shop Around

Spring has sprung and with warmer weather comes home repairs. Unfortunately, shady contractors are out there looking homeowners in the market for spring repairs. Contractor fraud and home improvement scams can cost homeowners thousands of dollar

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | May 15, 2023

First Chance for White Pants to Kick Off Summer Season

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is thrilled to announce its partnership with Waterline Brewing Company for a pre-party fundraiser in conjunction with its well-known annual Last Chance for White Pants Gala. First Chance for White Pants continues the nonprofi

Gwen Whitley - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | May 12, 2023

Keep Your Network Safe From Criminals

Criminals have so many ways to getting in touch with us these days. According to new data from the Federal Trade Commission, the winning entry path in 2022 was the internet.  About one fourth of fraud reports indicate the contact method was

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | May 05, 2023

Beware of Bank Imposters

Banking has changed quite a bit thanks to the internet. While many people still prefer the brick and mortar experience when dealing with their money, today you can do many of the same functions online and over the phone. Criminals are cashing in on t

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | May 02, 2023

Identity Theft Awareness

It’s never a bad time to think about a sobering reality: your personal information has most likely already been stolen. Many entities have our personal information – credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, and health-related in

Rosalie Calarco - AARP | May 02, 2023

Day Trips from Wilmington: Heading North

Last month, I shared my favorite day trip destinations heading south -- Southport, Bald Head Island, North Myrtle Beach, and Brookgreen Gardens, among them. This month, I’m heading north with destinations that are just a short drive away to

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Apr 19, 2023
Senior Living

Volunteers Add Needed Support to Hospice’s Mission

April 16-22 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Many nonprofit organizations nationwide rely on volunteers to accomplish all that they do. One such nonprofit is Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL), which was founded in 1980 by a small group of dedic

Gwen Whitley - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | Apr 18, 2023
Senior Living

Online Video Library Answers Common Questions About Hospice Care

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL) recently launched an online video library,, to answer the most common questions about hospice care. The videos are a way to help dispel many misconceptions people have about this type of care a

Gwen Whitley - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | Apr 12, 2023

Wilmington’s Districts Infuse Cool Energy in the Port City

 I’ve lived in or commuted to Wilmington for more than a decade now and must admit that while I’ve always loved the area, only recently have I noticed how complete this town has become. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beaches, historic downtown a

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Mar 28, 2023

Daytrips from Wilmington: Heading South

With its winning combination of beautiful beaches and a vibrant historic downtown, Wilmington might just satisfy you enough to stay put. But there are plenty of nearby destinations that offer fun day-trip diversions. A first on most lists is&nbs

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Mar 28, 2023
Senior Living

Building a Home to Age in Place: Design Ideas That Are Strategic Yet Stunning

Aging in place. It’s a concept that is informing public policy and family dynamics across the country.  Here at Riverlights, it informs our homebuilders, interior designers, and residents, especially those who move here in retirement. To ac

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Mar 28, 2023
Senior Living

10 Important Truths About Hospice You Need to Know

There are many misconceptions about hospice care that keep people from getting the care and support they need at a time in life when they need it most. Lower Cape Fear LifeCare often hears from families it serves that they wish they had called hospic

Gwen Whitley - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | Mar 21, 2023
Senior Living

Retiring … with your Parents? There are options for that!

Retirement has arrived!  All that planning and financial management has led to this long-awaited and much celebrated milestone.  For many, that milestone means a move to the Cape Fear region, with its beckoning beaches and golf courses, mil

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Mar 09, 2023
Senior Living

Lifelong Learning Adds to the Good Life

Travel! Grandchildren! Hobbies! These are the typical delights of retirement. But, rising among them is the joy of lifelong learning. 

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Jan 30, 2023
Senior Living

Singing Our Praises: Wilmington Often Tops the Charts!

 While it may be polite to demur when receiving a compliment, when our city and state earn praise, we proudly own it!  With so many finding their way to Wilmington from points elsewhere, there is a certain pride when others recognize the al

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Jan 30, 2023
Financial Planning

Investment Boutique Premium

In the debate between active and passive management, which has intensified in recent years, the outperformance of Independent Investment Boutiques has been overlooked.  Investment Boutiques are defined as firms that have less than $2 billio

Edward D. Nowell - South Atlantic Capital Management Group, Inc. | Jan 18, 2023
Real Estate

Resolutions for the Retiree

 Whether you are recently retired or just reframing your retirement, the new year offers a good point to reset.  With a nod to previous posts about all the Port City has to offer, here are some starting points for more common resolutions.&n

Michela Hochschild - Riverlights Living | Jan 10, 2023
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Buck Beam

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Jeffrey Bourk

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Rosalie Calarco

Associate State Director, Coastal Region, AARP
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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Dean Dellaria

Director of Marketing & Sales, Liberty Senior Living
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Cee Edwards

President & General Manager, Markraft Cabinets
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Dr. Kamran Goudarzi

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Michela Hochschild

Director of Marketing, Riverlights Living
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Adrienne Moore

CEO, James E Moore Insurance Agency, Inc.
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Edward D. Nowell

President, South Atlantic Capital Management Group, Inc.
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Tommy Taylor

CEO, United Way
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Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Alexandra (Alex) Umstead-Wrenn

President, Cape Fear Literacy Council Board of Directors, Live Oak Bank
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RN, CHPCA, President and CEO, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare