Thinking Policy

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.
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
Caring male doctor touching shoulder of female patient in examination room
Older adults who get a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit are more than four times as likely to be screened for depression as those who opt out of this free health benefit
September 2019 Employment Summary
The unemployment rate declines to a 50-year low but hiring slows in September. Plus, a look at international efforts to promote longer careers
Skyline view of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota has put a number of foundational strategies in place to meet the needs of older adults while managing the growth in our programs
A group of diverse seniors smile
The International Day of Older Persons, October 1, marks the perfect time to celebrate the opportunity and challenges of an aging population
Older Hispanic woman holds her older Hispanic husband while they look over a medical bill together in a kitchen.
Evidence is emerging that Annual Wellness Visits, the preventive health benefit for Medicare enrollees created by the Affordable Care Act, are achieving their intended purpose—linking people with preventive services. But not all demographic groups are gaining the benefits equally