Q&A with Nii-Quartelai Quartey, AARP National LGBT Liaison, on Landmark LGBT Survey

Why did AARP do this Survey? In 2016, we conducted a member opinion survey that for the first time asked people about their sexual identity and gender identity. Based on that survey, we estimated that 900,000 of our nearly 38 million members identify as LGBT. This insight has inspired us to learn more about LGBT communities and find out how AARP can help to address the unmet needs of older LGBT adults. Through this study, we discovered that that we …

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 …

Sign Off: Tips to Avoid Holiday Porch Predators

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns holiday shoppers of package delivery theft With the over-congestion of malls during the holiday season, many consumers take their shopping lists to the Web — after a quick search and a few clicks, your family’s and friends’ gifts are en route to your doorstep. While this is an easy way to finish off your Christmas giving list, shoppers should be wary of package thieves. Ways to save, expert investment advice, scam alerts and more! — AARP Money Newsletter » …

Surf Safely: Watch Out for Public Wi-Fi Fraud This Holiday

AARP Fraud Watch Network warns holiday shoppers of Wi-Fi network risks Online shopping is appealing to a majority of U.S. consumers for obvious reasons — it’s fast, crowd-free and can be done virtually anywhere. Nearly $83 billion is estimated to be made from retailers worldwide during this holiday season alone, as shoppers browse hundreds of sites and finalize orders via smartphone and other mobile devices. Ways to save, expert investment advice, scam alerts and more! — AARP Money Newsletter » Despite ease …