AARP Educates and Encourages Americans to Vote with New “Raise Your Voice” Smart Speaker App

The midterm elections are some 25 days away. And there are now 54 million smart speakers in the U.S. with more being purchased each day. In response, AARP has an innovative new “Raise Your Voice” smart speaker app designed to increase civic engagement of voters age 50 and older. The voice-enabled speaker skill, available on Amazon Alexa and Google Home, provides users with information and support on various advocacy issues including Social Security, Medicare and caregiving. It also assists users …

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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.     The event is part of AARP Foundation’s Summer of Service to Seniors, a series of volunteer opportunities around the country …

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 …