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  • Aug 21, 2018
    AARP report: Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings for patients and payers

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient.

  • Aug 17, 2018
    Shares Original Song “Stand Up For Yourself” Franklin Recorded in 2007

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of music legend Aretha Franklin’s passing.

  • Aug 8, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed “best interest” advice rule fails consumers with an ill-defined standard and confusing disclosure forms, according to an assessment by AARP.

  • Aug 8, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today is launching “Sisters from AARP,” a new digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women. The weekly newsletter, reaching subscribers...

  • Aug 2, 2018
    New In Depth AARP Survey ‘Value of Experience’ Includes Insights on Workers, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Age Bias, and More

    WASHINGTON, DC—According to a new AARP survey of experienced workers, nearly 9 in 10 work for financial reasons, but approximately 8 in 10 either enjoy or feel useful doing their work. And among those who plan to retire, over 1 in 4 plans to start a business or earn money in some independent way, such as a gig economy job. Given employers’ need for talent, it makes great business sense to hire experienced workers, as demonstrated by additional AARP research.

  • Aug 1, 2018
    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation service

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.

  • Aug 1, 2018
    A “Latino American Dream” Interview with Award-Winning Actress Rita Moreno

    WASHINGTON, DC—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), EGOT-winning (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) legend Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking into the industry as a Hispanic actress. Moreno shared her story with ATM, “I didn’t do a film for seven years after ‘West Side Story.’ It broke my heart. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand. And there you have it, Hollywood’s mind-set at the time.”

  • Jul 25, 2018
    AARP Foundation's Summer of Service to Seniors℠ to begin July 28, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Senior Poverty and Food Insecurity

    AARP Foundation continues its commitment to fight senior poverty and hunger with the 2018 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Meal Pack Challenge events taking place across the country. The three-city...

  • Jul 25, 2018
    Award-winning actress Rita Moreno reveals stories of life and hope in the U.S. as part of AARP The Magazine’s “Latino American Dream” special

    LOS ANGELES—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), award-winning Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking through in Hollywood and on Broadway as a Hispanic actress.

  • Jul 19, 2018
    The Girlfriend Celebrates Friendships, Flirtations, Family and all things Forty, Fifty in Comedic Digital Series “The Other F Word”

    WASHINGTON, DC— The Girlfriend, a savvy free weekly digital newsletter from AARP, announced today it is reaching a community of 400,000 women strong with its relationship, lifestyle, work,...

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