Congratulations to AARP’s 2017 AAPI Heroes!

AARP is proud to announce the winners of its 2nd Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards that were created to acknowledge the hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. We received 61 nominations from around the country including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Washington, DC. The stellar submissions included executive directors, staff, and volunteers who work in healthcare, housing, social services, education, and media. …

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‚Äôs segment, ‚ÄúComing Home,‚ÄĚ explains how he flies from New York to San Francisco every weekend to help care for his father, who has Alzheimer‚Äôs disease. Elizabeth Chun‚Äôs segment, ‚ÄúSandwiched Caregiver,‚ÄĚ is about her efforts to care for her mother and her grandchildren. And …

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Achieving Financial Resilience

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month each May is a time to celebrate, reflect on and pay homage to the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who contributed their talents to America‚Äôs history. They came here with hopes of getting a slice of the American pie, such as starting a business or securing a good job, and having the financial resources to raise a family and enjoy a comfortable retirement. For some older members of the AAPI …

What to Do When Seniors Linger? Call 911?

A small McDonald’s in Queens, N.Y., has become the center of a debate: Should local seniors be allowed to sit in the restaurant all day, hanging out with their friends while they drink coffee and nibble on food? Can the restaurant enforce a time limit for patrons, especially if the restriction seems aimed at one group of customers? Over the past few months, according to the New York Times, “a number of elderly Korean patrons and this McDonald’s they frequent …

The Takeaway: Three-Quarters of Minority Retirees Struggling Financially

The majority of Asian, African American and Hispanic <strong>retirees</strong> in the United States struggle to cover basic <strong>living</strong> <strong>expenses</strong>, according to new research from the non-profit Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW).