New research from AARP finds tech ownership among adults age 50-plus continues to grow, with smartphone usage increasing from 70% in 2017 to 77% in 2019. In addition, adults ages 50 and older are adopting consumer technology, including smartphones, wearables, home assistants/smart speakers, and smart home technology, at nearly the same rate as adults ages 18 to 49.
AARP has launched “An AARP Take on Today℠,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program Morning Edition.
Today, AARP presented Senator Maggie Hassan with a 2017 “Champion for the 50+” Congressional Award for her legislative leadership during the first year of the 115 th Congress.
Ninety-one percent of tech owners 50 plus say they use personal technology to keep in touch with family and friends, according to a new AARP survey aimed at measuring and identifying technology use and attitudes among adults 50-plus.
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