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  • May 7, 2018
    AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter team up to underscore the importance of intergenerational fitness

    WASHINGTON, DC – (May 7, 2018) Today, AARP launched its first ever Fit & Fun Health Challenge and Sweepstakes with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and...

  • Apr 30, 2018
    Curated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

    WASHINGTON, DC—With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes.

  • Apr 20, 2018

    While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.

  • Mar 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091):

  • 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:

  • Jan 30, 2018
    New 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).”

  • Dec 15, 2017
    Barbara Hannah Grufferman. ISBN: 978-1-4262-1832-3 | On Sale: Feb. 6, 2018 | Trade Paper | $19.99. An inspiring guide to look, feel, and be your best, one small step at a time.

    WASHINGTON, DC—With both wisdom and wit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman challenges readers to take control of their lives in her new book, Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic/AARP, February 2018). Here Grufferman, a nationally recognized advocate for positive living, offers small, practical tips—backed by science—encouraging readers to become their best selves. With frank advice about everything from health to relationships to sex to plastic surgery, Grufferman motivates readers to stay driven and committed to achieving their personal goals. Free of hype, this book is for anyone who has ever thought:

  • Dec 6, 2017
    AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend

    WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th

  • Nov 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:

  • Nov 16, 2017
    Tufts Medical Center and Pharmacy Quality Alliance receive grants for cancer treatment and diabetes care proposals

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Tufts Medical Center are this year’s AARP’s Quality Measures Innovation Grant award winners. They will each receive a grant of $150,000 and will have access to OptumLabs’ unique data assets and feedback from National Quality Forum’s Measure Incubator™ as they develop innovative quality health measures that address important gaps in diabetes and cancer care.

  • Nov 15, 2017
    Using tax bill to undermine health insurance market is bad public policy

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:

  • Oct 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market:

  • Oct 18, 2017
    The ‘Health Tax’ Could Cost Individuals this Tax Season

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health care costs from a “health tax” in 2017.

  • Oct 13, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that ACA cost-sharing reduction (CSR)...

  • Oct 9, 2017
    AARP says now is the time to compare Medicare plans, and there’s free help available

    WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment.

  • Sep 26, 2017
    AARP relieved that older Americans will be spared the harmful impact of Graham-Cassidy bill

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today issued the following statement in response to the decision not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

  • Sep 12, 2017
    Increasing 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, 2017
    New 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...

  • Aug 10, 2017
    Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active

    WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs.

  • Aug 3, 2017
    First priority should be to help stabilize health insurance market

    WASHINGTON, DC—One week after the Senate attempted to pass a bad health care bill, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives urging them to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage, lower costs, stabilize markets, and improve care and released the following statement:

  • Jul 28, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Reacting to today’s defeat of the Senate’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:

  • Jul 27, 2017
    Latest health care bill no better than other bills

    WASHINGTON, DC—As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called “skinny” health care repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators opposing the bill and released the following statement:

  • Jul 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—In response to today’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:

  • Jul 25, 2017
    Research shows certain activities can benefit brain health, but brain games not one of them

    WASHINGTON, DC—The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan.

  • Jul 21, 2017
    AARP calls on Senators to vote ‘NO’ on pending Motion to Proceed

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP’s strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.