Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps

 The pandemic has impacted the entire country when it comes to the job shortage. It's no surprise emergency service departments across the nation are face this. Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps Asheville is not immune—Empty chairs fill the Asheville Police Department (APD) headquarters right now. "Our staff is down below 50 percent, and that's not counting any routine illness or training." APD [...]

March 16th, 2022|

Surprising Parts of the Body You Need to Exercise Regularly

A few years ago, I had a pain in my right thigh. I assumed I had pulled a muscle and soldiered on. Until, that is, it interfered with my playing the bass drum on my drum kit. That’s when I finally saw a physical therapist. Turns out, the pain wasn’t coming from my thigh. It was stemming from my hip area — more specifically, from my glutes. Only after many sessions [...]

March 16th, 2022|

How to Cope if Inflation Is Wrecking Your Retirement Budget

It's no secret that these days, the general cost of living is way up. Consumers are paying more for everything from gas to groceries to utilities, and unfortunately, we could get stuck in this holding pattern of rampant inflation for many more months until things start to ease. In December, the Consumer Price Index rose 7% from a year prior, marking the highest increase since 1982. And while seniors on [...]

January 26th, 2022|

Surprising Parts of the Body You Need to Exercise Regularly

A few years ago, I had a pain in my right thigh. I assumed I had pulled a muscle and soldiered on. Until, that is, it interfered with my playing the bass drum on my drum kit. That’s when I finally saw a physical therapist. Turns out, the pain wasn’t coming from my thigh. It was stemming from my hip area — more specifically, from my glutes. Only after many sessions [...]

January 26th, 2022|

3 Unexpected Sources of Extra Retirement Income

We try our best to save for retirement, but sometimes our account balance just doesn't reflect our hard work. This can be frustrating and stressful, especially to those rapidly approaching retirement age. But the situation may not be as dire as it seems. There are other ways to fund retirement besides your personal savings and investments. Here are three out-of-the-box ideas you may want to consider.

January 24th, 2022|

The I.U.P.A. Strongly Encourages Retired Officers to Volunteer with CopLine

We all know of some of the horrors that our brothers and sisters take home with them each night and live with – the scenes that cannot be unseen. Many of us cannot share these things with our family as we don’t want them to house the demons that haunt us.  Sadly, some of the coping mechanisms we use are detrimental to us, to our families, and to our fellow [...]

January 24th, 2022|
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