— Editor’s Note: Our COO Scott Frisch was in Portland and gave this speech to a group of HR professionals on the value of older workers, the longevity economy – and the new OregonSaves program. In preparing my remarks on the value of older workers, my mind turned to a recent event halfway across the country, in Omaha: the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting that Warren Buffett held recently. With a net worth of about $75 billion, Warren Buffett is not …

—   March 7, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org       Age Discrimination Case in Maine Important Victory for Older Workers AARP Foundation Litigation Filed Amicus Brief   AUGUSTA: Today, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court reached an important decision in Scamman v. Shaw’s Supermarkets when it was determined that Maine State law forbidding age discrimination in the workplace applies the same strict legal standards on employers as in race and sex …

— On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, come to IONA and join AARP’s Gigi Hart Bessicks who will give an overview of AARP and the how the organization collaborates with volunteers on advocacy efforts around retirement security issues. Issues include Social Security, protecting older workers against age discrimination, livable communities and anti‐fraud protection. Ms. Bessick, a senior advisor in the AARP Campaigns Department, also will cover health care issues like Medicare, Medicaid, long‐ term care, and …

— Should age discrimination be banned in the workplace? It’s a no-brainer to Louisianans, according to a recent AARP survey. Fully 83 percent of Bayou Staters age 50-plus support federal legislation that would make it easier for aggrieved older workers to prove age bias. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects workers age 40 and older. However, a 2009 Supreme Court decision shifted the burden of proof from the employer to the employee to show whether age was the …

— By Jill Gambon Numerous state and federal offices are up for grabs Nov. 4, and the election could affect priority issues for older residents of the commonwealth, including access to health and pension benefits and long-term care services. With Gov. Deval Patrick (D) stepping down after two terms, Massachusetts will have its first new occupant in the State House corner office since 2007, as well as a new lieutenant governor, attorney general and state treasurer. Voters will also decide whether …

— By Drew Jubera Georgia’s election cycle has featured candidates bearing some of the state’s most prominent political surnames: Carter, Nunn, Perdue. In the governor’s race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is being challenged by Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. In the U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn (D), daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, faces David Perdue (R), a cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue. Yet, the Nov. 4 elections are all about the future. For …

—         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org AARP poll of Arkansas Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters worry secure retirement slipping away, support candidates who address economic security  LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe …

— By Elaine Friesen Strang Waiting for a recent appointment, I read an article by Oprah’s creative director describing the six accessorizing rules fashion savvy women should observe.  Evidently, I had much to learn about “polishing” my look. Before I could finish reading the advice column, I was beckoned to a patient room to be fitted for a new accessory I wasn’t keen on wearing: a sparkling metallic knee brace.  Knees are problematic in my family, but we’re not alone.  WebMD …

— Help stop unfair age discrimination for older workers. No older American on the job or looking for work should be judged on anything other than how well they can do their job – but in a recent AARP study, nearly 2 in 3 workers said they had seen or experienced discrimination based on their age. Right now, Congress has a chance to help change that. Employees should be judged on their skills and abilities, not their age, and a new bill …

— A new AARP survey demonstrates older Georgians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace. The recent poll of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 84 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). To view the Georgia survey, visit this link. Significantly, 84 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 11 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Georgia …