AARP Announces Regional Head

Spotlight on Rosalie Calarco

Use Rosalie CalarcoAARP North Carolina has named ROSALIE CALARCO as associate state director for the group’s coastal region.

Calarco came to the role, which she started on November 1, with seventeen years of experience in constituent services and advocacy under two federal officeholders.

She was director of veterans services for former U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District), interacting with the Veterans Administration, Medicare, and Social Security Administration. She also developed national and local grant applications to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on behalf of local municipalities in McIntyre’s district.

She was most recently a senior constituent advocate and office manager for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).

“I am excited to bring my skills, knowledge, and professional relationships to the work I do for AARP North Carolina,” Calarco says. “I strive to live out the motto of AARP, ‘to serve, not to be served.’”

With AARP, Calarco works with members in diverse populations throughout thirty-three counties.

“Since AARP represents people from all walks of life, beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences,” AARP North Carolina director Michael Olender says, “Rosalie’s demonstrated nonpartisanship and service to the community fits well with AARP’s mission.” 

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