For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Local advocates, backed by an AARP grant, are making a push to help the city’s older residents sign up for and use a program that could cut their transportation costs and expand their access to basic services.
A majority of adults ages 50–79 report they're not concerned about aging-related ailments. The research results showed that as older adults age, they become less worried about the effects on their bodies.
The pandemic has led to isolation and loneliness for many people. AARP District of Columbia wants people to know there is a way to help and be helped. AARP’s Friendly Voice program has trained, caring volunteers who are ready to chat, listen or just say hello.