How Managing Stress Helps Our Brain Health

How we cope with stress is an important factor in our mental well-being which, in turn, impacts our brain health as we age. How we personally view getting older is also related. Adults who look at aging positively report higher mental well-being scores, says a new survey. A recent AARP Research survey of adults age 18+ found some interesting insights about stressors and how people cope. Researchers compared their findings across the major generational groups [Leading edge of Gen-Z (ages …

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 …

Candidates Who Ignore Older Voters Do So At Their Peril

With less than a month until Election Day, political campaigns are in high gear, and party control of Congress, Governor’s mansions and state houses are on the line. The landscape is volatile to say the least. But, one thing is certain . . . candidates who ignore older voters do so at their peril. At AARP, we spend a lot of time listening and looking at data to understand Americans age 50 and up and their engagement in the political …

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 …

FCC and AARP Join Forces to Educate Older Americans about Phone Scams

We’ve all experienced our phones ringing off the hook with a barrage of telemarketing calls. While these calls can be a real nuisance, some are far worse. Scammers use the latest telemarketing technology to rip off victims to the tune of millions of dollars each year. The threat of financial loss is especially great for older Americans living off of their retirement nest eggs. The Federal Communications Commission and AARP are working together to educate older Americans about different kinds …

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 …