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20 Ways AARP Took On 2020

How we've been fighting for you during a challenging year

Over 30 Tele-town halls, AARP Rewards savings, home workout videos, Movies for Grownups, AARP Jobloss job hunting App, and voter advocacy
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1. AARP successfully advocated to have eligible Americans on Social Security included in the $1,200 stimulus payments Congress passed in March to offset the economic ravages of COVID-19.

2. When nursing homes were hit hard by the pandemic, AARP fought to protect residents and staff, helping pass more than 175 new executive orders, laws and regulations designed to save lives.

3. AARP launched Community Connections, an online platform that links people with support programs.

4. AARP helped produce a report on women's brain health that focused attention on this critical issue.

5. The AARP Bulletin and AARP The Magazine won scores of awards while providing in-depth pandemic coverage, as well as features like interviews with the presidential candidates.

6. The Get Moving Wherever You Are video series helped homebound people stay in shape.

7. "Superstar 2020” was a fun contest held this year to recognize an older American whose singing talent had gone undiscovered.

8. AARP Rewards saved members who joined the program more than $2 million this year while supporting their communities.

9. More than 30 national tele-town halls kept people informed and entertained, with guests ranging from top health experts to Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas.

10. When COVID-19 put many of us out of work, AARP launched aarp.org/jobloss to help the job hunt, along with the AARP Job Board.

Let's face it: This has been a rough year. But that hasn't stopped AARP from producing lots of work that has made us proud. Much of that effort involved our response to COVID-19. But we also educated voters ahead of the election, helped protect you from fraud and brought some fun into your life.

Here are just a few of the things we hope made you feel good about being an AARP member in 2020.

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