- Sep 22, 2017Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale Provides Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud
WASHINGTON, DC—With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves.
Sep 20, 2017New online tool kit provides guidelines and resources for faith-based organizations looking to reach older Americans
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the release of their first African-American/Black Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit. This self-service tool kit was created by AARP experts in collaboration with faith leaders from across the nation as a resource to aid in addressing the unique issues that affect many African-Americans aged 50+ in the faith-based community.
Sep 15, 2017Legislation will help the nation’s 40 million family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The legislation (H.R. 3759) was introduced by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with original cosponsors Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the RAISE Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028) in the U.S. Senate in May.
Sep 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—- AARP Foundation and Rock Health today are launching the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge and calling on digital health startups to apply. Competitors in the 2017 Aging in Place Challenge have the chance to earn a $50,000 cash prize and work with AARP Foundation to improve the lives of vulnerable seniors by addressing issues that help to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, costs, and hospital readmission rates—especially as described in the CMS 30-day hospital readmission measure.
Sep 13, 2017AARP, AARP Foundation Joined by Miami Dolphins and Owner Stephen Ross in Creating Relief Fund for Older Victims of Hurricane IrmaSecure website now accepting donations to aid victims
WASHINGTON, DC—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which ravaged the Caribbean and southeastern United States with significant storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rains, AARP Foundation has created a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund to support the storm victims – especially those age 50 and older. They are joined in this effort by AARP, the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross. The three organizations will match contributions - dollar for dollar - up to $750,000, with 100 percent of the money raised going directly into the community to support victims of Hurricane Irma.
Sep 12, 2017Increasing enrollment, creating greater stability and competition in the market, and lowering costs for consumers should be the goal, says AARP
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP submitted written testimony today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urging Congress to focus on commonsense solutions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, increase enrollment and competition, and lower costs for consumers.
Sep 7, 2017AARP Funds 88 Quick Action Community Projects to Make Places More Livable
AARP announces 89 winners for its first-ever AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of all ages. The winning...
Sep 7, 2017New AARP reports show retail prices for specialty drugs increased by an average of nearly 10% as generic drug prices show a mixed bag
Retail prices for specialty prescription drugs widely used by older Americans ballooned by an average of 9.6% between 2014 and 2015, the highest increase since at least 2006, while retail prices...
Sep 6, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Washington, D.C., Sept. 10 and 11, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older-Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityNation's capital volunteers to pack 1.5 million meals for local seniors and veterans, bringing the total to 3 million meals this summer
AARP Foundation will wrap up its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a two-day Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in Washington, D.C., at the National Mall...
- Sep 5, 2017September AARP Bulletin Gives Rare Look Behind the Surgeon's Mask, Reveals How to Find and Pick the Best Doctor and Hospital for YouPlus, the growing American epidemic of prediabetes; how to protect your Social Security number from crooks; what's hot (and not) in the fast-changing world of collectibles; and an exclusive interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King about life since the infamous Battle of the Sexes
The most important health decision you will ever make may be who you pick to be your surgeon. An AARP investigative report shows that some surgeons have complication rates three times the industry...