Older adults, like everyone, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be free from discrimination.
These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.
Elder abuse takes many forms. It can be financial, physical, psychological, or a combination of these.
The estate planning process designates who will receive assets and handle responsibilities after a person dies.
Guardianship allows someone to make legal decisions for another person. It is known as conservatorship in some states.
All people have the fundamental right to be free from discrimination. Various civil rights laws protect this right.
Over the past 50 years, older workers have become a more significant part of the nation’s workforce. Nevertheless, age discrimination has persisted.
As people grow older, they are more likely to experience a disability.
The federal government requires proof of identity for people to use a wide range of federal services.
Poverty can prevent individuals from paying fines or fees resulting from a civil or criminal violation. Penalties for nonpayment can escalate rapidly.