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Retirement Plan Notices: Current Experiences and Opportunities for Improvement

Retirement plan participants 50-plus want to know more about fees, which can have a long-term impact on retirement savings, and they identify opportunities to improve plan communication.

Access to Mental Health Care: For Some It Feels Like an Uphill Battle

Barriers to effective mental health care are an overwhelming obstacle for some older adults. Many try to overcome mental health issues on their own.

As Americans' Awareness of Fraud Grows, So Does the Threat

AARP research underscores the need to expand messaging about fraud prevention and highlight its economic, emotional, and health impacts.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

AARP Vital Voices Research explores the needs and interests of the 45+ population across the states.

Vital Voices: Fraud Issues That Impact Adults Ages 45-Plus

Older adults in the United States are growing increasingly concerned about being targeted by a scam or fraud. Concerns vary by subgroup, income and education.

90% of PA Voters Are Committed to Voting in November

Pennsylvania voters age 50 and older are the most committed age group for voting in the 2024 election, and most of them plan to do so in person.

Medicare and Social Security Are Critical to a Secure Retirement, Say Americans 50+

The importance of Social Security and Medicare to Americans age 50-plus cannot be overstated.

Vital Voices: Social Security Issues That Impact AANHPI Adults Age 45 and Older

AANHPI adults 45-plus say Social Security is one of the most important government programs but are not confident it will be available in the future.

Nurses: Essential to the Health of the Nation

U.S. adults recognize the stakes of the nursing shortage, not only for individuals but also for national well-being. They see the need to end the shortage.

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