Thinking Policy

Job growth weakened in December but the overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Plus a look at older workers and the regional jobs divide.
November showed strong job growth, but the labor force participation rate remained unchanged for the 55+ for the fourth consecutive month. Plus, a look at how unemployment is measured.
Innovation in health care is happening all around us. Read our four main takeaways from HLTH 2019.
Paul Leon
AARP Purpose Prize Winner, Paul Leon, developed innovative solutions to address homelessness in Orange County, Calif.
States with high-performing long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems have one thing in common: a commitment to long-range master plans to guide policy and fiscal investments
Depressed Senior Adult Man With Stacks of Papers and Envelopes
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
Rebalancing the the long-term services and supports system away from an over-reliance on nursing homes and making choices available for individuals of all incomes and abilities means they get to decide how and where they want to live as they age.
Lessons from Japan Blog- S Firestone
Japan is currently the fastest-aging society on earth. Here's how one community responded to housing needs when 40 percent of its residents are 65 years of age or older.
A senior man walks on a trail with his adult son, who is his caregiver.
The value of unpaid family care is huge. Although policy change is underway, more robust action is needed to support caregiving families.
Pan-American countries gather to discuss varying cultural, political, and economic experiences and challenges of new and existing strategies for long-term care.
October 2019 55+ Employment Table
This month's Spotlight: BLS employment projections for the coming decade forecast that while employment growth is projected to slow, labor force participation rates of 65+ workers will continue to climb
Grandmother and granddaughter look at a smartphone
AARP is playing a leading role to help identify the necessary priorities and directions for improving health, productivity, and quality of life for older adults worldwide
There are lots of changes taking place in Medicare’s private plans. As the Medicare program modernizes, those in traditional Medicare should not be left behind