Impact of an Aging America on Individuals and Institutions

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond delivered the following speech on the impact of an aging America on individuals and institutions in an address to AARP staff and volunteers this morning:   Impact of an Aging America on Major Institutions Good morning. Welcome to the 2014 State & National Group Leadership Summit. And a special welcome to the staff and volunteers who traveled from every corner of the country – and beyond – to be here this week. I’d like …

People Try to Put Us Down – Talking About All Generations

In Nancy Altman’s 2005 book The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble, she opens with the story of how after 9/11 “the families of virtually every worker who perished that day were entitled to benefits under the program.” In millions of conversations AARP held in 2012, Americans said they want Social Security and Medicare to be there for their children and grandchildren.  And for millions of children, Social Security is the only thing that stands between …