Jun 28, 2017
July-August AARP Bulletin Exclusive: 99 Great Ways to Save Up to $34,000!
Plus, AARP and University of Michigan Reveal Findings from the New National Poll on Healthy Aging; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Addresses How Other Countries are Preparing for an Aging Population; A Practical Guide to Nurse Practitioners, and More
AARP Bulletin July/August 2017 Cover

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP has researched and identified over $34,000 worth of all-new practical, money-saving techniques, and shares the specifics in its eight annual  “99 Great Ways to Save” roundup that appears in the summer double issue of The AARP Bulletin.  From the best ways to cut grocery costs, to the ideal day to buy gas, to several hidden car insurance discounts, to the most budget-friendly smartphone apps, this year’s installment offers a breadth and depth of frugality tips that will make saving even easier and more fun.

The July-August cover story “99 Great Ways to Save” also includes, for the first time, 10 ways to save over $1,000 – on car purchases, computer classes, pharmaceutical costs and more. Don’t want to give up shopping sprees and dining out and all that you relish in life? This month’s issue has nearly 100 ways to stash extra cash so that you don’t have to!

Other stories in the July-August issue:

New AARP-University of Michigan Study Suggests Need for Better Communication Between Doctors and Patients Over Drug Prices
In the July-August issue, AARP and the University of Michigan roll out the first key findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, revealing surprising statistics on the lack of communication between doctors and patients when it comes to drug prices. While 76% of Americans ages 65-80 are currently taking two or more prescription drugs daily, only a minority have spoken about the financial burden of drug costs with their physician. Full poll findings will be available June 30 at www.healthyagingpoll.org.

How to Preserve and Enhance Your Five Senses
Tens of millions of Americans suffer age-related losses in at least one of their senses, and these losses can increase the risk of other health issues, such as poor nutrition, falling, depression or dementia. This month’s AARP Bulletin features tips on preserving all five senses, from wearing foam earplugs to keep hearing intact to sprinkling sugar on fruit or sea salt on vegetables to pump up your taste buds.

How Other Countries are Preparing for an Aging Population
Did you know that in less than three years, the number of people age 65 and older will outnumber children under age five? With a global population increasing in age, AARP is on a mission to change the conversation about growing older. In her column, “A World of Innovation,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins addresses how other countries, including Canada, Turkey, Brazil, Israel, China and the U.K., are preparing to meet this change. In conjunction with FP Analytics, the July-August Bulletin reveals findings from an “Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report” identifying creative programs to promote volunteerism and entrepreneurship; lifelong learning in finance and technology; and support for caregivers and intergenerational communities.

A Practical Guide to Nurse Practitioners
The demand for health care is rising due to an aging and growing population, but the supply of primary care physicians is declining. By 2030, the U.S. will have a shortage of as many as 43,100 primary care physicians, according to recent projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges. One solution? Nurse practitioners (NPs). In “A Practical Guide to Nurse Practitioners,” AARP Bulletin reveals the ins and outs of the profession, answering important questions on exactly what nurse practitioners are qualified to do.

How to Beat the Latest Computer Scam
A recent Microsoft study showed that four out of five Americans reported having had some contact with a tech-support scam and about one in five actually lost money in the process. The latest tech support fraud has scammers freezing computers remotely and getting rich by ‘fixing’ the problem. AARP Bulletin shares five ways to prevent tech fraud, warning against calling the toll-free phone number provided in a “blue screen of death” computer pop-up message.

Learn more at http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/. Interviews with AARP’s experts are available upon request.

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About AARP Bulletin
AARP Bulletin is the definitive news source for AARP’s members. The Bulletin reaches more than 30 million readers through each of its ten print editions annually, with additional news and in-depth coverage online. AARP Bulletin delivers the story behind the key issues confronting Americans 50 and older, including health and health policy, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, work, personal finance, and AARP state and national news. The 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. Learn more at http://www.aarp.org/bulletin/.

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

For further information: Paola Torres, AARP, 202-434-2555, ptorres@aarp.org Caty Bennett Gray, Coburn Communication, 212-730-7046, caty.bennett.gray@coburnww.com