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  • May 2, 2017
    AARP and Skyhorse Publishing release essential consumer guide to hidden risks of mixing food, supplements, and medicine.

    Washington, DC — Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For...

  • Apr 26, 2017
    Age Tax, Weakening Medicare, Backdoor Cuts to Preexisting Condition Population Would Harm American Families

    WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the amended House bill that would create an "Age Tax," increase premiums,...

  • Apr 11, 2017

    Washington, DC — AARP announced today that their battle against the Age Tax and other provisions in a health care bill continues as members of Congress have gone back to their home districts...

  • Mar 28, 2017
    New survey shows keeping friends over age 40 improves cognitive function; Staying Sharp offers tips to help you stay social

    AARP recently released the results of its latest Healthy Living survey*, examining the relationship between being social and brain health. According to the survey of more than...

  • Mar 24, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond applauded the withdrawal of the House health care legislation that would have harmed millions of older Americans...

  • Feb 15, 2017
    Congressional Proposal Would Charge Older Americans Thousands of Dollars More for Health Insurance

    AARP today launched a campaign against the "age tax," a proposed unfair penalty on older adults that would line the pockets of big insurance companies, allowing them to charge older Americans over...

  • Feb 14, 2017
    Research links larger social networks to higher cognitive functioning in older adults

    Staying socially engaged with a wide circle of friends and family may help maintain our thinking skills and slow cognitive decline as we age, according to a report out today by the Global Council...

  • Feb 1, 2017
    Legislation would allow insurance companies to charge older Americans significantly more for health insurance

    En español WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, AARP Senior Vice President...

  • Jan 10, 2017
    New report gives tips and recommendations on sleep to help maintain and improve brain health.

    If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the Global Council on...

  • Dec 14, 2016
    New AARP report shows fourth straight year of double-digit price average annual increases for widely used brand name drugs.

    Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans rose by an average of 15.5% in 2015—almost 130 times faster than the 0.1% general inflation rate—according to a...