Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
Policymakers at all levels of government should safeguard consumers against unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that products, services, and emerging technologies are created using an inclusive design process with universal design principles.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that the benefits of the sharing economy extend to older adults and traditionally underserved market populations.