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Coronavirus: Advocacy Issues

Older Americans are demanding legislative initiatives that would address issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Research on new health-tech products of interest to adults 50 and older.

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Payment Apps: Risky Business?

This survey explores how often people use peer-to-peer payment platforms, their reasons for using them, and the associated risks.

Coronavirus Study: Advocacy Issues

Older Americans are demanding legislative initiatives that would address issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Career Changes Are Becoming More Common With Increased Longevity

This survey asked adults ages 35 and older about career changes they have made and why. The objective was to understand their career journeys.

Older Workers Aware of Age Discrimination but Not Their Rights

A majority of workers in their 40s believe age discrimination is common, yet few are aware that they are federally protected.

Delirium Awareness Doesn't Match Risks

Delirium is a complication from a hospitalization or surgical procedures, but adults age 50-plus are largely unfamiliar with it.

Vision Valued as Independence Enabler

​Large majorities consider vision and ocular health important for themselves, their friends and family, and older adults.

The Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives

AARP commissioned a national survey of adults ages 18 and older to better understand Americans’ experiences with impostor scams.

Midlife Adults Are Supporting Parents and Adult Children

​A survey among midlife Americans to gauge the extent to which they provide financial support to older parents and adult children.

Underemployment in Midlife and Older Workers

Underemployment is a problem for workers ages 45 and older, but a new study finds the need for more nuanced solutions.

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