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Personal Tech and the Pandemic: Older Adults Are Upgrading for a Better Online Experience

In 2020, the pandemic significantly limited social interaction, and technology became more important than ever for adults age 50-plus.

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Video chat helped grandparents overcome social isolation during the pandemic and maintain a connection with their grandchildren.

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Cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits to fix federal deficits is strongly opposed by 85% of older Americans.

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LGBTQ organizations need to be more representative and inclusive of the Black LGBTQ community and to work towards their concerns.

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Women need more information about perimenopause to feel empowered to advocate for themselves.

Older Adults Are Upgrading Their Tech for a Better Online Experience

In 2020, the pandemic significantly limited social interaction, and technology became more important than ever for adults age 50+.

How Americans 40-Plus See Their Health and the System that Supports It

Explores health care access, knowledge and concerns about various health topics, and current health habits of adults age 40+.

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