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  • Jul 15, 2021
    New AARP Analysis Shows Just One in Five Nursing Homes Meets Industry Benchmark for Staff Vaccinations; Wide Variation from State to State

    The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard incorporates new data on vaccination rates among staff and residents, and finds that just one in five facilities meets the threshold of having at least 75% of staff fully vaccinated.

  • Jul 9, 2021
    New Survey Shows Strong Public Interest for Movement This Year

    AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the announcement to take federal action to reduce the high prices of prescription drugs in an Executive Order released by the White House today:

  • Jul 8, 2021
    Vast majorities want Congress to act on pricing this year

    A new AARP survey released today shows that more than half (58%) of adults 50 and older are concerned they will not be able to afford prescription drugs over the next few years for themselves or their families.

  • Jun 22, 2021
    Data released today at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit gives in-depth look at how adults and health care providers view a dementia diagnosis

    WASHINGTON – While dementia remains highly stigmatized, a new AARP report shows that health care providers overestimate the worry that adults 40 and older would feel if they had dementia. One in...

  • Jun 17, 2021
    Decision Preserves Critical Access to Health Insurance and Consumer Protections for Americans 50+

    The Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-2, today rejected a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ruling that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the lawsuit. AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer

  • Jun 15, 2021
    Foresight 50+ will gather perceptions of the influential 50-and-over demographic, representing more than a third of Americans

    CHICAGO - NORC at the University of Chicago and AARP launched Foresight 50+, a new survey panel available to organizations looking for insights from older adults living in the United States. It is...

  • Jun 7, 2021
    Analysis shows Medicare Part D spent nearly $40 billion more on top brand name drugs between 2015 and 2019 due to price increases that exceeded the general inflation rate

    In 2020, retail prices for 260 widely used brand name prescription drugs increased more than twice as fast as general inflation, rising 2.9% compared to an inflation rate of 1.3%, according to a new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI).

  • May 18, 2021
    Eight Finalists Will be Selected for a Chance to Win Prizes Valued up to $10,000

    HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs invite startups across the country to apply for the 2021 Social Connections Challenge, now through June 20. The Challenge seeks digital innovations that aim to combat loneliness and social isolation, an issue that affects many adults as they age.

  • May 18, 2021

    AARP has endorsed the Credit for Caring Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide up to a $5,000 nonrefundable federal tax credit for eligible working family caregivers. The bill was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and in the House by Representative Linda Sánchez (D-CA).

  • May 10, 2021
    Adults 50+ Spending More Time Meditating, Praying and Eating Comfort Foods than Before the Pandemic

    More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, most adults 50 and older report that it has had a negative impact on their mental health.

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