It’s important that our future president has a plan to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. That’s why AARP has asked presidential candidates to Take A Stand on Social Security and commit to making it a priority during their term in office. For a real-time update on the statements made by the candidates, go to 2016takeastand.org.
Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It's important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution.
We’re living in a digital world. According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, seventy-eight percent of baby boomers are on line, and 52% of seniors are online and its growing every day. These age groups spend more time each week on the internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines are newspapers. Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows, once older Americans get on-line they find that digital technology often becomes an integral part of the daily lives. On the next AARP Live on RFD-TV, we’re talking technology. We’ll explore the barriers that are keeping people from logging on and how AARP is working to help those who’ve fallen behind in the digital age catch up and get comfortable with technology. We’ll also discuss how technology can help ward off isolation among older adults – particularly in rural areas.
Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam? A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming. It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers.
Ever been the victim of a fraud or scam? AARP Live returns January 23 rd with a program that will help you learn how to spot a fraud and important advice on how you can protect yourself from getting scammed.
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