June is LGBT Pride month and AARP is proud to show its support for the LGBT community. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a watershed moment in the LGBT gay rights movement in America.
Growing Momentum in Federal and State Governments
AARP is commemorating its 60th anniversary with the construction of outdoor fitness parks in local communities in every state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In collaboration with the national nonprofit, FitLot, AARP Tampa worked with the local Parks and Recreation department to open the first outdoor fitness park in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 24, 2019. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, Mayor Rick Kriseman, and FitLot Co-Founder and Executive Director Adam Mejerson were on hand to welcome community members to the new park and try out the exercise equipment.
For the fourth year in a row, AARP employees joined their colleagues from AARP Foundation for a day of service on 9/11. Thousands of volunteers from across the DC metro region and beyond joined together on the National Mall to pack meals for low-income seniors. More than 10 million older adults are at risk of hunger every day.
This summer marks another successful anniversary for Social Security and Medicare as Social Security turns 83 and Medicare turns 53.
The state of fitness among adults 50 plus doesn’t look good. According to a new AARP survey, just 1 in 5 adults gets the recommended amount of physical activity they should although they know exercise is the key to optimal health. The recommended amount of exercise is 150 minutes per week, but only 17% of Americans over age 50 say they get the minimum and 26% don’t exercise at all.
AARP has led the fight for the rights of older workers in their relations with employers for decades, and in recent years has been building on its efforts to support older job applicants in their pursuit of career opportunities.
AARP’s original series "Dinner with Don," starring the late comedy legend Don Rickles, is nominated for a Webby Award in the Unscripted Film & Video (Branded Entertainment) category.
More working New Yorkers will have an easy and effective way to save for their future thanks to the state’s newly-enacted Secure Choice Savings Plan.
Baby Boomers share their opinions on new car technology, maintenance and repairs, and more in AARP’s latest consumer survey, “Boomers Going the Distance: 2018 Consumer Insights on the Driving Experience,”
New AARP research shows that people of all ages are using technology to keep in touch with friends and family. The way people use their devices differ somewhat based on whether they are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, etc. The full survey can be accessed here.
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