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 …

Moving forward: Mobility Options are Key Element of Livable Communities

Think for a moment about everything you do in a typical week . . . going to work or school or volunteering, visiting friends and family, getting to a doctor’s appointment or the grocery store, grabbing a bite to eat, catching a movie . . . and you’ll understand why safe, affordable transportation options are a key component of what we at AARP call “livable communities” – great places to live for people of all ages. Day-to-day mobility is critical …

Trabajo y ahorro: es hora de una solución innovadora

La fuerza laboral actual es muy diferente a la de hace una década. El rápido crecimiento de los empleos propios de la “economía colaborativa” (conductor de Uber, empleado independiente o de temporada) implica una cantidad menor de trabajadores con acceso a los planes jubilatorios por medio de su lugar de empleo. De hecho, la mitad de los empleados en Estados Unidos no tienen manera de ahorrar para su jubilación por medio de su sueldo, y el sector privado no ha …

Work & Save: It’s Time for an Innovative Solution

Today’s workforce looks drastically different than it did even a decade ago. A swift rise in alternative “gig economy” jobs (like Uber drivers, freelancers, and seasonal workers) means fewer workers have access to workplace retirement plans. In fact, half of American workers have no way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck, and the private sector has failed to fill this gap over the last 40 years. But, we know people are 15 times more likely to save …

The Clock is Ticking to Implement a New Law Helping America’s Caregiving Families

AARP led a group of 75 organizations yesterday, calling on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar to implement the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. In a letter, the organizations write, “Millions of individuals count on family caregivers every day. Family caregivers are counting on implementation of this commonsense law.”The RAISE Family Caregivers Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming support and was signed into law by President Trump on January 22, requires …

¿Puedes darte el lujo de no pasar calor este verano?

El verano ha llegado, y se pronostican temperaturas muy altas en casi todo el país. De nuevo nos quedaremos en nuestros hogares, oficinas, cafés y centros comerciales con aire acondicionado. Y todo eso tiene un costo —un gran costo— en la forma de facturas mensuales de electricidad más altas que cualquier persona con ingresos fijos encontrará difícil de pagar.Lo que gastan los consumidores en electricidad para sus hogares se basa principalmente en cuánta energía consumen. Por eso es que los …