Jun 29, 2016
July/August Issue of AARP Bulletin includes an exclusive on Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s Social Security positions, “99 Great Ways to Save,” and the dangers of nutritional supplements
New issue also includes tips to stay safe on social media and a conversation with Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and former astronaut

WASHINGTON, DC — Among all the issues that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are hotly debating during the election season, few impact 50-plus Americans as much as Social Security. The July/August AARP Bulletin features an exclusive in which both candidates are asked to explain their plan to keep Social Security solvent, and how they will make sure it will continue to help those who need it most.  Other Bulletin stories this month include: “99 Great Ways to Save” and an article detailing how some supplement makers put claims on their labels that are false—and sometimes even dangerous.

Stories in the July/August AARP Bulletininclude:

Trump & Clinton —Where They Stand On Social Security: Earlier this year, AARP invited presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to detail their positions on Social Security. What will each candidate do to make Social Security financially sound for future generations? And what specific plans does each candidate have to ensure that So­cial Security will meet the needs of future retirees? The responses, provided by the campaigns in their chosen style, provide insight into the future of Social Security under each candidate’s potential administration.

99 Great Ways to Save (Cover Story): Did you know that you can save up to 50 percent on Kindle e-books that are chosen for AARP members or that certain months are better for buying particular products? For example, the best time to buy a grill is after Labor Day, October is the best month to shop for appliances and November is best for cookware. With tips from 23 experts that can save you thousands of dollars, you will be sure to save cash on everything from beauty and style to travel, technology and home finance.

Pills That Promise Too Much: Americans buy $37 billion worth of nutritional supplements a year, ranging from simple vitamin and mineral pills to sleep aids, muscle powders, memory enhancers and self-proclaimed disease cures. Sales are rising, thanks to the millions of boomers now facing age-related health conditions, including memory loss. Unlike prescription or over-the-counter medicines, supplements are regulated by the U.S. government as food, not medicine, so manufacturers don’t need to prove to regulators that their products are effective or safe before coming to market. Some supplement makers put claims on their labels that are false—and sometimes even unsafe.

Staying Safe and Secure on Social Media: If you are 50-plus and on Facebook, you are in great company. About 64 percent of adults ages 50 to 64 who are online use Facebook, as do almost half of those 65 and older. But the social media world is also a haven for fraud. Among these are “phishing” scams where criminals try to collect credit card numbers, log-in credentials and other information in order to steal your identity. Learn how to get wise to fraud and stay safe on social media.

A Conversation with Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator: In an exclusive interview with AARP Bulletin, Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and former astronaut, speaks about visiting Mars, threats from asteroids and international collaboration in space. (Bites and b-roll available). 


About AARP Bulletin
The definitive news source for AARP’s members, AARP Bulletin (http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/) reaches more than 23.5 million households each month in print, with additional news and in-depth coverage online. Covering health and health policy, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, personal finance, and AARP state and national news developments, AARP Bulletin delivers the story behind the key issues confronting 50+ America. The monthly consumer-oriented news publication has become a must-read for congressional lawmakers and Washington opinion leaders, and it provides AARP members with pertinent information they need to know.

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' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

Brian Moriarty, DKC PR, 212-981-5252, Brian_Moriarty@dkcnews.com
David Helfenbein, DKC PR, 212-981-5265, David_Helfenbein@dkcnews.com
Paola Torres, AARP, 202-434-2555, ptorres@aarp.org