Thinking Policy

Visitor restriction policies due to COVID-19 mean hospital patients are feeling increasingly isolated and alone with no family or friends at their bedside.
True livable communities take the whole community into account, including all members and all neighborhoods.
Business closures among small businesses threaten a major source of U.S. jobs
Increased need calls for higher SNAP benefits during COVID-19.
Black female doctor showing digital tablet to senior patient
Policy makers should take immediate steps to reduce the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic adults.
Rural hospital sign
Rural areas are being hit hard by COVID-19. The CARES Act can help, but more will be needed.
As a fierce defender of older adults, AARP is working with those on the financial front lines to protect older Americans from financial exploitation through its award-winning BankSafe online training platform.
Older female writing
The labor force participation rate for older workers continues to decline, suggesting that many older workers displaced by COVID-19 job loss have left the labor market.
Black woman paying bills online
Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on older Blacks and Hispanics.
Black and Latino adults are far more likely to experience serious illness and death from COVID-19.
Concerns about COVID-19 are highest among those with lower incomes.
Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
Nurses have always been on the front lines, have always sacrificed to heal and to make others feel better. This year especially, it is a distinctive honor to be part of, and fighting for, the profession whose members are more than ever sacrificing so much during the pandemic of COVID-19.