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Nursing Homes Serving Minorities More Likely to Have COVID-19

Disparity emerges in comparison with homes that chiefly serve white residents


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The Next AARP Tele-Town Hall Session Will Happen June 4

Replay, reread previous calls-ins since March 10

How the Stimulus Law Can Help You

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Who is Eligible for a Payment?

Social Security, SSI and Veterans Affairs recipients will get their payments automatically

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When Will the Money Arrive?

A new IRS web tool allows you to track your payment, add your bank account direct deposit information

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Apply for Small Business Aid

And what to do if you have applied for the Paycheck Protection Program but haven't heard from your bank

Information on Your State

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Find Food Help, Health Info Where You Live

Also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands

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How to Apply for Jobless Benefits

Phone numbers, websites you need

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Severe Cases More Likely in Some States

Age of residents, health are big factors

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Find Your State's Care Facility Ombudsman

For nursing homes and assisted living

Coping During the Pandemic

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Shop for Food That Stays Fresh

A chef's tips to help you update your grocery list — and nutritious, comforting recipes to make now

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'Physical Distancing' Important

You can be social, but it's necessary to keep at least 6 feet away to keep the germs from spreading

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Stay Safe Running Errands

Need to go to the grocery store or other quick stops? Experts say planning and handwashing are important

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Don't Avoid the ER if Needed

Doctors say patients are risking death or long-term health problems when they have serious symptoms

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Sew an Easy Cloth Face Mask

With medical-grade masks in short supply, you can make a quick DIY alternative

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At-Risk Adults, Use Caution

Some states are starting to relax restrictions, but those new rules aren't meant for everybody


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Sisters From AARP

Welcome to the free, weekly newsletter that celebrates black women and their friendships

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Join us in a new conversation about how we want to live as we age

Video Spotlight

Veteran Battles PTSD Because of Motorcycle Suicide Bomber

His mother is his caregiver and biggest advocate

Work Out in 10 Minutes: Find a Chair to Improve Your Balance

Our series with Bryant Johnson will get you moving

Alfre Woodard: 'Everybody Needs a Wave Right Now'

Love spreads faster than COVID-19, the actress says

Civil Rights & History

Dana King's 'Guided By Justice' statue, dedicated to black women who sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott and collectively walked thousands of miles, stands inside The National Memorial For Peace And Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

11 Fascinating Stops Along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Visit the Southern sites where ordinary citizens fought injustice and made history

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Black Women Had to Fight for Their Right to Vote

They were suffragists combating both racism and sexism long after the 19th Amendment was passed

Stacey Abrams

6 Leaders Who Carry On the Legacy of 50 Years Ago

Even after the passage of sweeping federal laws, the dream of equality has been only partially achieved

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Black History Helps Complete the Story of Humanity

Harvard scholar Carter G. Woodson fought to preserve African American contributions to society

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Places Where You Can Walk in MLK Jr.'s Footsteps

The civil rights leader traveled across the United States — and almost died in New York City

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Ancestry's Impact for Us All

'Finding Your Roots' host says there's 'never been a better time' to check out your family tree

Your Membership


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'Hidden Figures' Among Great Films About Black Experience

From Dr. Dre to unsung NASA geniuses, heroes of American history are immortalized in these films

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'Black Patriots' Shows Fighters on Both Sides of Revolution

Slaves 'saw an opportunity for freedom, and they took it,' Executive Producer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says

American actress Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1952) with her Academy Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement, circa 1945. McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind', making her the first African-American

'They've Gotta Have Us' Explores Blacks in Cinema

Hattie McDaniel of 'Gone With The Wind' opened doors as the first black actor to win an Oscar


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