Aug 16, 2022New Rule Could Help Millions of Consumers with Lower Cost Options for Moderate Hearing Loss
The Food and Drug Administration today announced the creation of a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids – a move that is expected to lower costs for many consumers and help those with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Aug 12, 2022Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices is a Major Victory for Older Americans
AARP issued the following statement from Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Chief Executive Officer, following the House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Jun 29, 2022
WASHINGTON— AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to reports that the U.S. Senate is ready to advance a...
Jun 22, 2022Nearly Two Thirds of Respondents Age 50+ Say They Are Discriminated Against Regularly
Today AARP announced the results of its annual survey, Mirror/Mirror: Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age and Media™. The study reveals that women who experience discrimination regularly rate their current mental health lower, on average, than those who do not, and that age, race, ethnicity and/or skin tone, as well as weight are the most common types of discrimination reported.
- Jun 14, 2022New AARP Survey Shows Older LGBTQ Adults Are Worried About Discrimination and Lack of Support as They AgeRetirement Savings, Discrimination, and Social Support are Top Concerns
A new AARP national survey shows many LGBTQ adults age 45 and over have concerns about aging, with worries about having enough money in retirement, discrimination and a lack of family support topping the list.
Jun 1, 2022Older Adults Favor a Good Quality Life Over a Long Life, According to New Research from AARP and National Geographic PartnersAmericans Are Redefining Health in the Second Half of Life and Doing More to Stay Healthy as They Age
While three-quarters or more of those 60 and over have at least one serious health condition, nearly half rate their health as very good or excellent, according to new research from AARP in collaboration with National Geographic Partners.
May 19, 2022AARP People’s Hearing Highlights Real Life Stories of Prescription Drug Affordability, Calls on Congress to Pass ReformSeniors from Across the United States Highlight the Need for Congress to Act
AARP hosted a “People’s Hearing” on prescription drugs May 18, featuring seniors from across the United States who struggle to afford their medications along with other basic needs. In addition to sharing how the cost of prescription drugs affects them, participants urged Congress to act now and pass needed reforms.
Apr 11, 2022Major grassroots and advertising campaign will target legislators during recess
As members of Congress return to their districts for Easter recess, AARP is kicking off a new phase of its Fair Drug Prices Now campaign and pushing lawmakers to advance the prescription drug pricing provisions, including allowing Medicare to negotiate, already passed by the House, as a top priority when they return.
Mar 15, 2022Global Council on Brain Health Outlines Steps to Encourage Behavior Changes
There is strong scientific evidence that behavior changes and lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on brain health – yet many adults struggle to implement such changes. In a new report released today, “How to Sustain Brain Healthy Behaviors: Applying Lessons of Public Health and Science to Drive Change,” the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) outlines how individuals, communities and policymakers can all take steps to support brain health.
Mar 11, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic