Jul 28, 2020AARP Also Opposes Harmful Provisions on Liability and TRUST Act Included in HEALS Bill
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today from Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, in response to the introduction of the HEALS Act:...
Jul 16, 2020AARP Intensifies National Campaign Pushing Five Point Plan to Protect Nursing Home Residents and StaffCongress Must Act Before August Recess to Save Thousands of Lives
Washington – Today AARP announced it was ramping up efforts to move Congress to enact a five point plan to prevent further COVID deaths in the nation’s nursing homes. More than 56,000 people...
Jun 25, 2020AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy Provides Five Point Plan
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy testified on behalf of AARP, its 38 million members and their families at the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee...
- Jun 17, 2020New Study Reveals Number of Unpaid Caregivers in America Grew by 9.5 Million in Five Years to Total 53 MillionCaregiving in the U.S. 2020 reports Hispanics are the youngest caregivers and experience more financial impacts than non-Hispanic Whites
En Español WASHINGTON— A new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP finds that the number of family caregivers caring for an adult or child with special needs in the...
May 14, 2020New Study Reveals Number of Unpaid Caregivers in America Grew by 9.5 Million in Five Years to Total 53 MillionCaregiving in the U.S. 2020 Reports Caregivers in Poorer Health, Feeling Financial Strain
WASHINGTON—A new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP finds that the number of family caregivers in the United States increased by 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020 and now...
- Mar 25, 2020AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON—AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
Mar 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan coronavirus package and House passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice...
Dec 18, 2019Findings Show Women 50-plus Are Concerned about Health Care, Drug Prices and Economy
WASHINGTON—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll that explores the priorities and concerns of a key group of voters that could help determine the 2020 presidential election and...
- Dec 3, 2019AARP and Public Private Strategies Share New Small Business Guide to Support Family Caregiver Employees
WASHINGTON—For National Family Caregivers Month, AARP and Public Private Strategies developed a free Small Business Caregiving Online Resource Guide to help small business owners create family...
- Nov 14, 2019New AARP Report Looks at Key Issues and Emerging Trends in Family Caregiving
WASHINGTON — Approximately 41 million unpaid family caregivers provided an estimated 34 billion hours of care — worth a staggering $470 billion — to their parents, spouses, partners, and...
- Sep 10, 2019“Retailers Can Score Big” through Key Changes, Survey Reveals
In-store shopping is a struggle for nearly one-third (31%) of America’s 40 million unpaid family caregivers, according to a new survey from AARP. Caregivers say a lack of accommodations for their family members is a problem for shopping in-store
- May 14, 2019New federal tax credit to help family caregivers who spend own money to care for loved ones
WASHINGTON—AARP endorses the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives today, and commends the sponsors. This bill would give a federal...
- Apr 17, 201920 Million Family Caregivers Performing Complex Medical/Nursing Tasks with Little Instruction, Finds New AARP Report
NEW ORLEANS—Half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical/nursing tasks for their family members and friends, including giving injections, preparing...
Dec 17, 2018
NEW YORK—Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP launches “Digital Tools and Solutions for Caregivers: An Employer’s Guide” to help HR and benefits leaders support employees who are family caregivers. A past survey of employers found nearly 9 in 10 were interested in providing digital caregiving support tools and services for their employees. The guide from NEBGH and AARP is the latest in a series of collaborative initiatives to help employers support the millions of family caregivers in the workplace.
Nov 30, 2018AARP poll reveals 7 in 10 spend less time with friends and more than half spend less time with other family members
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new AARP poll on dementia care takes a closer look at the experiences of family caregivers for those with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their caregiving responsibilities. Both social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes.
Nov 1, 20181 in 5 Latinos in the U.S. are Unpaid Family Caregivers; AARP and the Ad Council Offer Support in New PSA Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly seven million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and do not seek outside help. AARP and the Ad Council offer support with a new PSA campaign, encouraging Latino caregivers nationwide to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.
- Oct 16, 2018AARP, AYA Poll: Majority say “honesty in government” is No. 1 issue
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find that a strong majority of Americans from three generations say the country is headed in the wrong direction and say they are “fearful” about the future...
Oct 1, 2018AARP Announces First Ever Collaboration on Major Motion Picture “What They Had” Starring Hilary Swank, Blythe DannerAARP Movies for Grownups® Screenings, Cover Story in AARP The Magazine Raise Awareness Around Film Addressing Caregiving, Dementia Issues
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced a collaboration with Bleecker Street on the release of “What They Had,” the upcoming film starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Hilary Swank, EMMY and Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner, with Michael Shannon, Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga.
- Sep 12, 2018Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Join Forces to Connect More Families with Local Dementia Care and Support Resources
The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced today they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging.
- Jul 9, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins today issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091):
- Jun 29, 2018Anchored by Veteran Radio Host Bob Edwards, AARP Expands its Podcast Offerings with Provocative News Interview Show
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today the launch of “An AARP Take on Today,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
- Jun 25, 2018New AARP Physician Survey Underscores the Need for Innovative Solutions to World’s Brain Health Crisis Impacting More Than 50 Million People
WASHINGTON, DC—With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign...
- May 22, 2018Millennial Family Caregivers More Likely to Care for Someone with a Mental or Emotional Health Issue, AARP Report Finds
WASHINGTON, DC—One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a mental health or emotional issue — 33 percent compared to 18 percent of older caregivers. Overall, mental health caregivers face higher emotional, physical and financial strain.
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 7, 2018New online tool aims to increase awareness about millennials and family caregiving
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP and United Way Worldwide today announced the debut of the “Do You Care ChallengeSM,” a new easy-to-use interactive online tool that lets people get a sense of what “a day in the life” is like for a family caregiver. The tool was developed to help raise awareness about the surprising number of millennials ages 18–34 who are family caregivers and to encourage employers to create more caregiving-friendly workplaces.