It’s not uncommon for the AARP Foundation Housing Impact Team to receive letters, emails, and occasionally telephone calls from people age 50+ who are having trouble with their mortgage or may be facing foreclosure. After all, between 2007 and 2011 the foreclosure rate among people 50+ increased over 800 percent.
Kelly Clark, PhD, AARP New Hampshire State Director, co-presented with Elyse Barry, PhD, and Pauline Johnson, PhD at The Sixth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. Hosted by the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University, the conference is a highly interactive gathering of diverse leaders who are shaping a dynamic future for older adults throughout the world.
AARP launched Work Reimagined to bring together experienced workers, peers, employers, and world-of-work experts to help job seekers navigate the new reality of using social media to find employment. Work Reimagined uses the power of LinkedIn to connect you to a larger professional network that grows by connecting you with your contacts, your contacts’ contacts, and their contacts’ contacts. Drawn by the huge pool of workers, millions of companies maintain pages, and many of them post jobs, on LinkedIn.
Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard more than a week ago leaving a path of destruction in its wake. But while the lights may be back on for most of Connecticut, the impact of this powerful storm is still being felt by thousands, particularly those who lost their homes and their livelihoods as a result of Sandy. Today AARP Connecticut announced that workers who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy -- and who aren't eligible for regular state unemployment insurance, such as the self-employed -- may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, a federal program that provides up to 26 weeks of jobless aid.
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