Older Job Seekers Gain Major Victory In Age Discrimination Case

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. Last month, a federal court in Chicago delivered a major victory to older applicants. The case involved veteran attorney Dale Kleber, who faced a cutoff of seven years as a maximum experience for eligibility for a job he applied for. Kleber, …

Vote Today: “Dinner with Don” Series Nominated for 2018 Webby Award

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. Vote Today Voting is open until Thursday, April 19. The 13-episode YouTube series features a Who’s Who celebrity guest list that includes Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crystal, Rich Eisen, Vince Vaughn, Marisa Tomei, Jonathan Silverman, Judd Apatow, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. …

AARP Launches Podcast Series: ‘The Perfect Scam’

Last week, AARP announced the launch of “The Perfect Scam”, a weekly podcast profiling America’s most shocking consumer scam stories. View AARP’s release for more details on the launch, host bios and creation of the podcast series. Check out the 12-episode series, including the first segment below. Episode 1: The Grandparent Scam Richard is a retired journalist who receives a call from someone claiming to be his grandson in jail. The young man on the other end of the line …

A Look at the “Driving Generation”

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,” The year 1946 not only marked the end of World War II, it marked the beginning of one of the largest generations in America, Baby Boomers­, a group known for its political and social activism, rock ‘n’ roll, and driving! They were born between 1946 and 1964, a time when …

Five Takeaways from New AARP Research on Tech Usage

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. Here are five takeaways from the research: Seventy percent of adults 50-plus own a smartphone and an equal percentage are on social media. Among those ages 50-69, text messaging has overtaken email as the …