Elaine Ryan is the vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) in AARP's Government Affairs group. She leads a team of dedicated legislative staff who work with AARP state offices to advance advocacy with Governors and state legislators, helping people 50+ attain and maintain their long-term financial security and health.

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Logramos Avances Para Los Cuidadores Familiares

Caroline, madre de dos y maestra de preescolar, se convirtió inesperadamente en cuidadora familiar de su padre después de que este sufrió un derrame cerebral grave.Su padre, Tom, ya fallecido, perdió el uso del lado derecho de su cuerpo y su capacidad de hablar. Tras múltiples cirugías y tratamientos de rehabilitación, pudo vivir en su hogar con la ayuda de enfermeras. Pero Caroline era quien le proveía los cuidados diarios, como supervisar las citas médicas y encargarse de ciertas responsabilidades …

Making Progress For Family Caregivers

Caroline is a mother of two children and a preschool teacher who unexpectedly became a family caregiver for her father after he suffered a major stroke.Her father, Tom, now deceased, lost the use of his right side and his ability to speak. Multiple surgeries and rehabilitation treatments later, he was able to live at home with the help of nurses. But it was up to Caroline to provide daily care, such as overseeing appointments and handling certain nursing responsibilities, like …

La jubilación de las mujeres está en riesgo

Esta semana en FinCon18 presentamos la variedad de programas e iniciativas que tenemos para ayudar a las personas en el país a planificar —e idealmente alcanzar— una jubilación segura. Incluso la embajadora financiera de AARP, Jean Chatzky, presentó en la conferencia un poderoso mensaje sobre las finanzas personales durante la próxima década. Con eso en mente, pensé en temas importantes para las mujeres en particular.El rol cambiante de las mujeres en Estados Unidos ha sido el centro de atención en …

Women’s Retirement at Risk

This week at FinCon18 we’re showcasing the many programs and efforts that we have to help Americans plan for – and ideally achieve – a secure retirement. AARP’s Financial Ambassador, Jean Chatzky, is even delivering a powerful keynote at the conference on big themes in personal finance over the next decade. With that in mind, I got to thinking about big themes for women in particular.The ever-changing role of American women has been front and center the past few years. …

AARP lucha por el acceso a internet de alta velocidad para todos

Ron Schlagheck, ingeniero jubilado de la NASA y aficionado a la tecnología, está agradecido por tener una conexión rápida a internet en su casa rural cerca de Winchester (TN).“Me gusta tener acceso a la información”, afirma Schlagheck, de 73 años, voluntario de AARP Tennessee, cuya carrera consistió en administrar equipos internacionales que supervisaban las reparaciones del telescopio espacial Hubble y entregaban cargamentos científicos al Skylab, misiones del trasbordador espacial y la Estación Espacial Internacional. Recientemente, ayudó a AARP a plantear …

AARP is Fighting For High-Speed Internet Access for All

As a retired NASA engineer and technology enthusiast, Ron Schlagheck is grateful for a fast Internet connection at his rural home near Winchester, Tenn. “I like to have access to information,” said Schlagheck, 73, a volunteer for AARP Tennessee whose career involved managing international teams that oversaw repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope and delivered scientific payloads on Skylab, Space Shuttle missions, and the International Space Station. Lately, he’s helped AARP make the case to Tennessee legislators that they need …