AARP International



Overcoming Barriers to Digital Inclusion for Older Persons

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Devex and AARP will co-host an ecosystem event on the sidelines of the 76th annual United Nations General Assembly, exploring how we can advance digital equity and inclusion by looking at solutions to close existing gaps among different user groups, particularly older persons. The event will also look at the key role of multi-stakeholder platforms in advancing the U.N. Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and their role in harnessing expertise and knowledge sharing from across sectors.

Ava Housing, based in Ireland, shares an innovative new scheme—helping older homeowners to renovate their single family home so they can age in place, while creating and managing a new rental unit.


Future of Work for the 50+

As people work longer, they will need sustained training and reskilling efforts to keep up with changes in the workplace. The elongation of working lives presents new opportunities for employers.

On September 29, 2021, AARP will launch a new online platform full of research, resources, and insights on the issues that will define work for decades to come. This new online platform will highlight research insights on the following five megatrends:

1. Longevity

2. Lifelong Learning

3. Income Inequality

4. Advances in Technology

5. Contingent Work