Activism & Advocacy

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Outdoor Afro: Connecting Black Seniors with Nature

Some 60,000 Black older adults nationwide connect with nature and with other seniors through Outdoor Afro’s outdoor programs.

Monday, June 19, 2023

What is Juneteenth?

Learn about Juneteenth, the first new federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. Is a postage stamp in the offing?

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Housing and Community for LGBTQ Seniors: Dr. Imani Woody

AARP Purpose Prize winner Dr. Imani Woody is the CEO/founder of Mary’s House for Older Adults, the US’s only communal housing for LGBTQ+ elders.   

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

We’re at the American Society on Aging Conference!

OATS was the proud sponsor of the Age Tech Pavilion stage at the American Society on Aging’s annual meeting in Atlanta. Learn more here!

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Use Your Phone To Go Green

On Earth Day, you can become more eco-savvy by using your mobile phones and/or tablets and checking out these earth-friendly apps.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Stir-Fry Meals on Wheels

During COVID, one Brooklyn group rallied Chinese restaurants to provide ‘Stir Fry Meals on Wheels” to homebound elderly Asian Americans.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson Creates a Village

Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson is a woman on a mission; learn how this AARP Purpose Prize winner is reshaping her Kentucky community.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr: Quotes Beyond the Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a powerful and inspiring speaker. Read this collection of his works and hear his passionate call for justice.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Chien-Chi Huang, Health Activist

Breast cancer survivor Chien-Chi Huang is working to increase access to health education and high quality care for Asian women and their loved ones.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Get Social – and Volunteer!

Volunteering – even doing it online – is a great way to meet new people and offers surprising health benefits.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Caregiving for Caregivers

Caregiving is difficult, but caregivers can learn tips to ease burnout – and comment on a National Strategy to Support Caregivers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Sokie Lee, 64, Mobilizes Clean-up Campaigns

Sokie Lee and her partner, Ken, organize large scale clean-ups of neglected areas in Manhattan with hundreds of volunteers.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Fly Like an Eagle!!!

A recent report highlights the dramatic improvements connectivity can offer isolated seniors.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Finding Voting Resources Online

Curious about online sites that facilitate voting?  Find out online what you need to know before election day. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Catching Up With Ify Nwabukwu

Ify Nwabukwu talks about her life since winning the AARP Purpose Prize, her battle with breast cancer, and her new book.