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Even in Virus Season, Vaccine Hesitancy Remains High

Vaccine-related skepticism is high, according to a recent AARP survey. Most believe vaccines are protective, but uptake varies by age and vaccine type.

Americans 50+ Support the Affordable Connectivity Program

Most older adults (78%), Democrats and Republicans, support the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), but funding is in jeopardy unless Congress acts.

When It Comes to Skin Care, With Age Comes Wisdom

A new AARP survey reveals older adults are better than young people at taking care of their skin, and women feel skin care is more important than men do.

Vital Voices: Financial Security Issues that Impact 45-Plus African American or Black Adults

African American or Black U.S. adults age 45 and older adults care deeply about their financial security.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

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

How Long COVID Is Affecting Older Adults

A recent survey finds that long COVD takes a toll on physical health and mental health with fatigue, brain fog, cough, and the loss of taste or smell.

Menopause in the Workplace

Globally, menopausal symptoms cost an estimated $150 billion in worker productivity, according to a new AARP survey.

Money is a Primary Driver of Job Change

A recent AARP study finds that one in six adults age 50-plus are planning to make a job change in 2024. Money is the primary driver.

Older Adults Rely on the Internet and the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program helps ensure that older adults have affordable internet access, which has become critical to daily living.

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