Thinking Policy

New AARP state research highlights the power of the 50-plus population to drive economic growth and make other positive contributions to society.
As we celebrate longevity and aging, we must acknowledge current crises and the challenges and opportunities they present to create a more equitable future.
For many low- and moderate-wage workers, the COVID-19 Recession has highlighted the shift away from stable working hours and a subsequent rise in income volatility.
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Through personal, public and private sector responsibility, we must work together to close the opportunity gap and lessen inequities across the lifespan.
The pandemic is disproportionately impacting Native Americans, but the full extent is unknown due to a lack of data.
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The aftermath of the previous jobs crisis provides insight into what many of today's displaced 50+ workers likely will experience in the coming months.
Volunteers of all ages have answered the call to service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's a win-win for volunteers and the people and communities that they serve.
Now is the time for system leaders to reflect on crisis protocol and design long-term operational processes for delivering quality care under new circumstances.
The pandemic underscores the need for policy makers to foster the development of housing alternatives for older adults outside of institutional settings.
AARP is convening a seven-part series with the Social Innovation Summit to engage national leaders and global thought leaders on big ideas and solutions to address long-lasting disparities as we recover and rebuild our communities even stronger.
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The U.S. Air Force is using the AARP Livability Index, the world’s first nationwide, neighborhood-based index measuring livability, to determine the location of the new Space Command headquarters.
Here’s what we know about older SNAP households and what they need at this point to weather the pandemic.
Visitor restriction policies due to COVID-19 mean hospital patients are feeling increasingly isolated and alone with no family or friends at their bedside.