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WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP convened a panel to discuss key issues – caregiving, economic security, health and healthcare – impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus. The webinar was open to the public and transmitted live from Washington, D.C. earlier today. Watch it online at https://aarp.webex.com/aarp/ldr.php?RCID=740efb030b01c7b7ed3c9c009003fd33

“There is a lack of disaggregated data about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Yet data is the key to unlocking policy, resources, and solutions that address the critical needs of AAPI communities,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President, Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience. “We are committed to bringing attention to the gaps in knowledge about these groups and hope that our research will help individuals, non-profit groups, and funders make informed decisions about the concerns of our communities.

The panelists discussed AARP’s recent three-part research series (available for free download at www.AARP.org/AAPI), including data that AAPIs age 50-plus:

Are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home

Appear more financially secure than the general population, but many more Asian ethnic groups are at or below poverty levels compared to the general population of the same age

Lack health insurance and access to quality, affordable health care compared to other Americans the same age

The other panelists were Dr. Xenia Montenegro, AARP Research Team Lead for Multicultural Markets; Angela Houghton, AARP Research, Senior Research Advisor; and Ron Mori, AARP Manager, Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience. The presentation (available here) was followed by a lively Q&A with inquiries from interested community members from around the country.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.