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Adults age 50+ contributed 43% of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The total economic contribution to the local GDP supports jobs, employee compensation and state taxes.

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Happiness Grows with Age

Older and younger Americans share their perceptions about aging in this AARP survey.

Livability For All: The AARP Age-Friendly Community Surveys

This AARP community survey finds that residents want to age in their communities and need community support and resources to do so.

AARP Survey: Issues Facing West Virginia Voters Ages 45-Plus

West Virginia residents opine about financial security, retirement savings options offered by their employer, and caregiving.

Americans 50+ Disrupt "Burden" Stereotype by Driving the Economy

Reports illustrate economic impact and contribution of residents ages 50+ in select MSA's in select states.

California Financial Security: Dreaming or Struggling

Some Californians are living the dream while many are struggling financially.

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey

Adults’ engagement in cognitive activities is explored in this study along with the relationship to brain health and mental well-being.

57% of those 60 and older...

feel 'younger than I am' compared to just 27% of those age 18-39.

Did You Know?

High proportions of current and soon-to-be empty nesters say they have heard the term "empty nester" and know what it means.

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