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.
Alternative dispute resolution refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Arbitration and mediation are the two primary forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Transportation planning is the collaborative process of determining how to move people and goods.
Older adults are more likely than younger people to die in crashes of the same severity because of their increased frailty.
Today’s cars are incorporating increasing levels of automation to enable a car’s computer—rather than the human driver—to accomplish key driving tasks.