Nest Egg Rebound?

Here is an article from Newsweek today on the bounceback of 401(k)s since the stock market has rebounded as of late. However, unfortunately, workers who are very close to retirement have accounts that have less money than they did at the end of 2007 – because their accounts had more to begin with. We’re talking about workers aged 55-64, who have been at their job at least 10 years. It may be ironic, but it also makes mathematical sense. The …

Friday Morning News at AARP

Are you getting all the medical screenings that are recommended for you? An article from U.S. News and World Report posted yesterday discusses a report (prepared by the CDC, AARP and AMA) that says only 25 percent of adults age 50-64 are getting recommended preventative health screenings – such as those for cancer and cholesterol levels. Since middle aged adults are the most likely to develop chronic diseases, these preventative measures are all the more important. Check out the article …

Personal Finance News this Veterans Day

Yesterday, AARP’s Director of Financial Security, Jean Stetzfand, was featured in a segment NPR’s “Tell Me More” program. Stetzfand is discussing the issue of older workers and unemployment – a topic that is gaining more and more exposure in the media recently, and obviously one that is important to AARP and its members. Read the transcript or listen to the segment here. Stetzfand discusses the fact that workers over age 55 spend more time looking for work, possibly because employers …

Making Aging in Place More Feasible

Have you heard of this innovative device from Intel called Health Guide? Read about it in this article from BusinessWeek. It’s a device that was being piloted this year to help in the mission to allow seniors to age in place – where they are most comfortable. The Health Guide is like a remote doctor’s office that a patient can handle by themselves. It even includes a video phone for patients to chat with their nurse or doctor when anything …

A New Wave of Volunteerism

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees service programs, volunteering rose 1.5% in 2008. That’s great news for a statistic that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has “stayed static” for 40 years. A great story from USA Today is worth checking out – it’s all about volunteerism and I Participate, a program of which AARP is a partner. The story talks about how television networks are raising awareness of the importance …

Segunda Juventud on Air!

AARP’s Spanish language radio show premiered on Sunday, October 4th! The show is an extension of AARP’s bi-monthly bilingual magazine Segunda Juventud and hosted by the magazine’s editor, Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard. Both the magazine and radio show target the senior Hispanic population. The 30-minute show will focus on health, finance, and lifestyle topics, featuring tips and advice from experts in various fields. Check out the radio show (and a ton of other relevant news and information) on Segunda Juventud’s site: http://www.aarpsegundajuventud.org/spanish/index.html. …