Apr 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the passing of Barbara Bush:
- Apr 16, 2018AARP’s Annual “Operation: Stop Scams” to Feature Document-Shredding Events and Other Activities in Communities NationwideNew Survey finds Most Agree on Importance of Shredding, but Almost Half Don’t Follow Through
WASHINGTON, DC—As AARP today launches its second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” -- a five-week-long series of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud education activities in communities coast-to-coast – a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.
Apr 12, 2018Lawsuit Filed Against New York State and Adult Homes to Stop Discrimination Against People Using WheelchairsSuit Challenges Blanket Bans on Wheelchair Users
NEW YORK, NY—Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes,...
- Apr 10, 2018AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees
WASHINGTON, DC—As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the nation’s 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.
- Apr 5, 2018‘The Perfect Scam’ Pulls Back the Curtain on America’s Most Shocking Scam Stories; Hosted by Frank Abagnale and Will Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP announced today the launch of “The Perfect Scam”, a weekly podcast profiling America’s most shocking consumer scam stories.
- Apr 5, 2018Film & TV superstar Melissa McCarthy - unpretentious, likeable, thoughtful and unexpectedly philosophical. A surprising interview reveals who most shaped her unique persona -- A fantastic mom
WASHINGTON, DC—From her hilarious satire as the gum-chewing, podium-pushing White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, to an Emmy-winning role in the hit series, Mike & Molly, and an Oscar-nominated turn in the uproariously joyous and funny film sensation, Bridesmaids, one thing is for certain, audiences adore Melissa McCarthy. In the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), the actress and comedian, revered for her sidesplitting humor, is joined in a rare interview by her mother, Sandy. Just what molded this lovably kind ‘farm girl’ from rural Illinois who spent teenage years working and spending time with the elderly at a nursing home and had the boldness and gumption to book a one-way ticket to New York City in pursuit of her dreams? “I’ve learned so much from my mother,” says McCarthy, “starting with the fact that the world’s a nicer, happier place if everyone has a sandwich.”
- Apr 3, 2018“I Definitely Would Have Quit.” Melissa McCarthy Explains How Her Mom’s Support “Changed the Course of My Life”The Emmy-Winning Actress Dishes on What it Means to Get Older, Working with Senior Citizens and How Her ‘Crazy’ Mom Helped Her Achieve Stardom
WASHINGTON, DC—Melissa McCarthy’s mom, Sandy, has a legitimate claim to the title of “World’s Most Loving Parent.” In an exclusive and emotional mother-daughter interview with AARP The Magazine, Melissa reveals details of her wild years as teenager and as a upstart on the New York City comedy scene, and the role her mom played in keeping her grounded and true to her passion during her years of near poverty. The actress also shares details of her marriage and family, her controversial appearances on Saturday Night Live, why getting older is a good thing, and her upcoming projects.
- Apr 2, 2018US Government losing $1,000 to health fraud per every Medicare beneficiary; Losses are “massive,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells AARP
WASHINGTON, DC—Roughly $60 billion is lost each year to Medicare fraud or waste, equal to 10 cents of every dollar budgeted for the program. Put another way, the amount lost to Medicare fraud in 2017 was roughly equal to the entire budgets for Homeland Security and NASA combined, an investigative report by AARP reveals. And the amount could be far worse, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who answers AARP’s questions in an exclusive interview in the April Issue of AARP Bulletin.
Mar 29, 2018AARP and Project Catalyst Explore Age 50+ Mindsets on Staying Socially Connected and Physically Mobile with AgeDesign on Aging guides to help entrepreneurs design products and services focused on older adults’ needs and preferences
WASHINGTON, DC—In a collaborative effort to support innovation and the well-being of seniors at risk of social isolation, AARP, IDEO and Project Catalyst have launched two design guides that provide practical insights and tools for entrepreneurs developing products and services for older adults. The two Design on Aging booklets, Connected Living and Independent Living, synthesize research into the mindsets of older adults and explore how to effectively design solutions that can help people stay socially connected and physically mobile as they age.
- Mar 28, 2018New Poll Finds 1 in 4 Americans Often Not Prepared to Face Aggressive Scammers
WASHINGTON, DC—As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is redoubling its efforts to help taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them. The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year. But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed 1,005 Americans by phone, reveals that people may have a false sense of security, as three-fifths (62 percent) report they’re either extremely confident or very confident in their ability to detect fraud.