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Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AARP and Hiring Our Heroes Bring Together Leaders at National Employment Summit
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
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After her partner of 30 years died, Marsha Wetzel, at age 67, suddenly found herself evicted from her home by her partner’s family. Luckily, she found a new place to live at Glen St. Andrew Living Facility in Niles, Illinois. All was going well until word spread that Marsha was lesbian.
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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.
Happy Birthday, Social Security — AARP
This summer marks another successful anniversary for Social Security and Medicare as Social Security turns 83 and Medicare turns 53.
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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 Dinner with Don Series, Staring Don Rickles
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.
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Last week, AARP announced the launch of “ The Perfect Scam”, a weekly podcast profiling America’s most shocking consumer scam stories.
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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,”