Feb 12, 2018Nearly Half of Respondents Also Worry About a Friend or Family Member Feeling Lonely on Valentine’s Day
WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that only one gift really matters this year for Valentine’s Day: making time for others. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said that spending time with a romantic partner or with friends or family is the most meaningful way to celebrate the holiday. Just 13 percent of those surveyed preferred receiving flowers, candy or other gifts.
Feb 9, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to passage of the continuing resolution budget bill:
Feb 8, 2018Roseanne and John are Back: In laugh-filled interviews, the iconic TV couple talk about their time apart, their joyful reunion, and what the future holds
WASHINGTON, DC—In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), the irreverent and irrepressible humor of Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are on display. In interviews, the two – who as the stars of the legendary Roseanne Show are among the most popular TV husbands and wives of all time – spar, tease, and reveal their extraordinary loyalty and appreciation for each other. The pair also take stock of the past, and talk about the return of the Roseanne Show 15 years after going off the air. In an age when sitcom “grownups” look more and more like college kids, the return of good ol’ Roseanne and Dan is a reminder that the funny bone doesn’t go numb at age 50.
- Feb 7, 2018New online tool aims to increase awareness about millennials and family caregiving
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP and United Way Worldwide today announced the debut of the “Do You Care ChallengeSM,” a new easy-to-use interactive online tool that lets people get a sense of what “a day in the life” is like for a family caregiver. The tool was developed to help raise awareness about the surprising number of millennials ages 18–34 who are family caregivers and to encourage employers to create more caregiving-friendly workplaces.
- Feb 6, 2018AARP The Magazine Celebrates the Winners of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los AngelesAppearances by Helen Mirren, Gary Oldman, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Blythe Danner, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Aaron Sorkin, Willem Dafoe, Jason Clarke, Alfre Woodard, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Cumming, Betty Gabriel, Richard Jenkins, Rian Johnson, Laurie Metcalf, Marcus Henderson, Michael Gracey and more
LOS ANGELES, CA — AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards were held tonight at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, celebrating 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizing the inspiring artists who make them. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the awards will be broadcast for the first time on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
Feb 5, 2018
The Food Research & Action Center and AARP Foundation today released a free, online course, "Screen & Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults," to educate health care and...
Feb 5, 2018AARP Seeking Nominations for AARP Purpose Prize® Award Five $60K Winners This Fall; Deadline for Nominations is March 6thAwards Honor Innovative Work by People Age 50-Plus with Focus on Social Good
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced there are 30 days left to submit online nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize which honors outstanding individuals, age 50-plus, who use their life experience to make a better future for all. This fall, AARP will award $60,000 to each of five AARP Purpose Prize winners, intended to assist them in accelerating and expanding their community-focused work.
Feb 1, 2018One of America’s Most Beloved TV Couples is Back, Wiser, Happier and More Outrageous Than Ever.
WASHINGTON, DC—Good news: The trademark irreverent and straight-talking humor of Roseanne Barr remains in full throttle – perhaps more so, at the age of 65. And two decades of extraordinary movie success hasn’t affected John Goodman’s deep connection, both personally, and on screen, with Roseanne. In the new issue of America’s most-read magazine, one of the most beloved blue-collar TV couples offer perspective and sensibility on the present stage of their lives. “I really appreciate the fact that AARP didn’t ask me to do their nude centerfold this issue,” deadpans Barr.
Feb 1, 2018Free tax preparation service celebrates 50 years and 50 million served
WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning today and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
Jan 30, 2018New survey finds that people who say they have healthy diets also report better brain health
WASHINGTON, DC—Adults age 40-plus who say they eat healthy foods most of the time are twice as likely to rate their brain health and mental sharpness as “excellent” or “very good” compared to adults who rarely eat a healthy diet (77% vs. 39%), according to a new AARP consumer survey on brain health and nutrition. But only about one-third (35%) of adults surveyed reported eating nutritious and well-balanced meals “most of the time (5-7 days).”