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  • Mar 25, 2020

    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, 2019
    Findings 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, 2019

    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, 2019
    New 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, 2019
    New 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, 2019

    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, 2018
    AARP 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.