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85 Years Later, Social Security Remains Vital

Nearly 69 million Americans rely on its benefits today


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Get, Give Help With AARP Community Connections Tool

Linking volunteers with people in need

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The 2020 Census: Make Sure You’re Counted

Deadline to complete tally is moved up to Sept. 30

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AARP Minute: Social Security Turns 85

Also: New TV worth watching

Women voting for the first time

Looking Back on the Suffrage Battle

100th anniversary a chance to reflect

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IRS Extends Time for Dependent Stimulus

New filing deadline is Sept. 30

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Face Mask Valves Can Spread Coronavirus

They allow droplets to reach others

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Latest Coronavirus News and Updates

What to know about the pandemic

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How an Alleged Scam Lasted 40 Years

Officials say over $460,000 taken

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'Pandemic Pods' Seek Veteran Teachers

Retirees also in demand

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AARP Explains: Hand Sanitizer Use, Safety

Here's what you need to know

Caring for a Loved One?

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Marriage Bonds and Caring for Spouse

Focus on what brings you both joy

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Nursing Home Visit Status in Every State

Details and interactive map

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Keeping Your Job While Caregiving

Learn your rights and fight for them

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Caregiving for Spouse After a Major Accident

Learning to accept the situation

Coping at Home

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Today's Workout: Upper-Body Strength

10 minutes with Jorge Cruise

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How Funeral Planning Shows You Care

It lightens burden on others

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Fall Fiction Preview: 16 Binge-Worthy Novels

Elena Ferrante, Dean Koontz and more

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Start a Worm Farm and Reap the Benefits

Your wriggly pals can help your garden

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15 Binge-Worthy True Crime Shows

You might want the lights on for these

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Best Films to Watch at Home This Weekend

'Project Power'; 'Burnt Orange Heresy'

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10 Bold New Haircuts for Women Now

Make your next trip to the salon count

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Our Top Picks on TV and Streaming

‘Lovecraft Country’ and quirky comedy

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