50+ Women Who Lead … on Purpose

Almost 18 months ago, Karen Alston founded the Spectrum Circle, an organization that empowers, motivates and uplifts women of color of all ages to achieve their goals and find their purpose through their passion. To date, the Spectrum Circle has hosted eight events to showcase talented women. They include the 2015 Spectrum Circle Awards for Innovative Women in Technology, Media and Business and most recently Women Who Lead: A Conversation with 50+ Women Innovators in Non-Traditional Careers, which coincided with …

Looking for Work? Attend AARP’s Virtual Career Fair!

Are you seeking a career change or a new job? If so, plan to attend AARP’s Virtual Career Fair, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The fair will feature employers from across the country. This live event is a great way to reignite your career, search for a new opportunity, meet potential employers, get job search advice and connect with other job seekers. You can access all of this from the comfort of your home through your computer. …

Combating Financial Relief Scams in the African American and Hispanic Communities

No matter who you are or where you live, you can become a victim of fraud. No one is exempt. This year, my parents received a bogus phone call from “Publishers Clearinghouse” indicating they were eligible to receive $1 million if they provided personal information. While my mother caught on that it was a scam, my father needed some convincing because he got blinded by the large amount of money promised. Immediately they called me, and I convinced my father …

Recapturing the Olympic Glory of an Asian American Pioneer

When TV reporter Ryan Yamamoto saw the name Tommy Kono, he wondered, “Who?” Unfortunately, most people today might ask the same question. But thanks to Yamamoto and his wife, fellow TV reporter Suzanne Phan, Kono’s legacy has been captured in a half-hour documentary, Arnold Knows Me: The Tommy Kono Story. The film is making the rounds this month on PBS stations across the country, just in time for the Rio Summer Olympics. Tommy Kono was a Japanese American athlete who …

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on Social Security?

In the next few months America will elect a new president who will take an oath to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution. That person will commit to executing the promises made during the campaign, and voters will begin to hold them accountable. For the past year, AARP has been front and center, holding candidates accountable to Take a Stand on developing real solutions to keep Social Security strong for future generations. For the past 81 years, Social Security has provided income …

AARP Film Features Caregiving Stories of Asian Americans

In June, AARP hosted the premiere screening for Caregiving: The Circle of Love at the University of San Francisco. The 14-minute documentary tells the powerful and inspiring stories of three Chinese American caregivers. MSNBC anchor Richard Lui’s segment, “Coming Home,” explains how he flies from New York to San Francisco every weekend to help care for his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth Chun’s segment, “Sandwiched Caregiver,” is about her efforts to care for her mother and her grandchildren. And …