New Survey: Intergenerational Family Connections Matter

The Beatles might have gotten by with a little help from their friends, but I couldn’t do it without my family – especially when it comes to caregiving for my parents. Knowing my sisters will help is invaluable, whether I’m having trouble coordinating Dad’s care and my work schedule or I’m simply feeling tired and overwhelmed. We support Dad and each other through this difficult time. I’m not alone in my reliance on family. According to a new report released today …

When Do ‘Preferences’ for Housing Programs Amount to Discrimination?

Many communities have affordable housing programs designed especially for older people on fixed incomes. The idea is to allow them to maintain a good quality of life in a safe, welcoming environment. But what if you have to be a resident of the community to qualify for affordable housing – and the community happens to be 85 percent white? Does that amount to discrimination based on race? >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter Yes, the U.S. Justice Department argues …

It’s Time to Talk About America’s Long-Term Care Crisis

AARP applauds the Bipartisan Policy Center for highlighting the need for a real discussion about America’s long-term care crisis and solutions to address it. Millions of individuals and families currently caring for loved ones are faced every day with physical, financial and emotional challenges. Family caregivers need support – individuals want to live independently in their homes and communities – and as a country we are not prepared. Every night, families are discussing these tough issues around their kitchen table. It’s time …

Judith Wallerstein: She Helped Parents and Children Through the Pain of Divorce

Unless you have a degree in psychology or counseling, chance are you’ve never heard of Judith Wallerstein. But it’s a measure of Wallerstein’s impact on the world that you know all about her one big discovery, which is that when parents divorce, it has a profoundly painful and long-lasting emotional impact on their children, even into adulthood. To be sure, the notion that divorce might be harmful to children didn’t originate with Wallerstein, as anyone who’s ever heard the phrase …

Social Security – Helping Future Generations Today

We hear from many AARP members who talk about their hopes that Social Security will be there for their grandchildren and children like it has been for them.
But here’s something that you may not be aware of. Social Security, in many cases is already helping future generations.