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Online dating scams: How to protect your heart and wallet

Online scams
Posted: 02/13/2017 by | No Comments

People looking for love online should hold on to their wallets. More than 12,500 people filed romance scam complaints with the FBI in 2015, losing more than $200 million to fraudsters. Of 288,000 online scams, with losses totaling almost $1.1 billion, romance scams accounted for 20 percent of all losses and only 4 percent of […]

AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson Interviewed On History, Passions

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation
Posted: 01/30/2017 by | 1 Comment

In an interview with Washington Business Journal, Lisa Marsh Ryerson reveals how her love of work began early. Her parents instilled in their six children the idea that hard work was important, rewarding and fun. And from babysitting to McDonald’s to teaching to serving as president of Wells College — a private liberal arts college […]

Awakenings: The Intergenerational Value of Mentorship

Posted: 01/24/2017 by | No Comments

Poet and longtime educator Robert Frost once said, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” That’s a fitting description of mentoring, too — the act of being “an awakener.” As any good mentor knows, the goal of mentoring is to awaken self-confidence and unlock potential by developing the competence and character of the mentee. […]

Preventing Falls: I’m Getting Older. Do I Need to Worry About Falling?

Posted: 01/23/2017 by | 12 Comments

Every year, one in four people age 65 and older experiences a fall. Many of those falls lead to serious injury — and most of them happen at home. AARP Foundation is committed to making sure older adults have access to housing that is affordable, livable and healthy. In this video, created by UnitedHealth Group, […]

Mentoring at any age

AARP Foundation salute to service
Posted: 01/17/2017 by | No Comments

When you think of a mentor from your youth, who comes to mind? Is it a parent or other family member? A neighbor?  A friend or colleague? Whoever it was, chances are your mentor was older than you were — someone who drew upon decades of experience to guide you through pivotal moments in your […]

BACK TO WORK 50+ Gives a Helping Hand
Supplying Needed Skills Makes all the Difference for One Hard-working Woman

Posted: 01/06/2017 by | No Comments

Gloria Santos is used to working hard and doing whatever it takes to get by. No matter the challenge, she finds a way to thrive. Whether it was picking seasonal crops as a child after migrating from Mexico, forgoing high school to babysit eight younger siblings so her parents could work, or earning a GED […]