AARP Offers a Friendly Voice

Spread the Word: Friendly Calls Available

“We may be apart, but we don’t have to be alone.  Please let organizations in your network know about a new resource that could be a life line for constituents, clients or residents, feeling isolated and lonely at this very challenging time.  It’s a virtual call center launched by AARP for those in need of a kind voice and a friendly chat.

Requests for a “friendly call” can be made through an online request form or by calling toll-free 888-281-0145 (English) or 888-497-4108 (Spanish).  Additional resources and information for finding help – and giving it – during the coronavirus pandemic are available (in English and Spanish) at AARP Community Connections

House Votes to Improve Protections From Age Discrimination

A bill that would help older adults fight back against age discrimination on the job moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday when the House of Representatives passed it with bipartisan support.

The House voted 261-155 in favor of H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). The legislation would restore protections lost in a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision that has made it more difficult for people who face age discrimination in the workplace to successfully challenge such bias in court.