Jul 13, 2021HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs Select Seven Finalists to Pitch During 2021 Social Connections ChallengeShowcasing an array of innovators, presenting solutions for the 50-plus to build social connections and better engage with their communities
May 24, 2021Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs Launch Better Aging Through Technology Pitch CompetitionApplications open until June 10; Six to Eight finalists will be chosen to present at the virtual competition on July 1
Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs launch the Better Aging Through Technology pitch competition, for companies, early stage startups, and ideas that improve our quality of life as we age.
May 18, 2021Eight Finalists Will be Selected for a Chance to Win Prizes Valued up to $10,000
HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs invite startups across the country to apply for the 2021 Social Connections Challenge, now through June 20. The Challenge seeks digital innovations that aim to combat loneliness and social isolation, an issue that affects many adults as they age.
May 12, 2021AARP Urges Older Americans Struggling to Access and Afford High-Speed Internet to Enroll in New Emergency Broadband Benefit ProgramNew temporary federal initiative can save eligible households up to $50 monthly on high-speed internet bills
A recent AARP survey found many Americans age 50-plus struggle to access and afford high-speed internet.
Apr 22, 2021AARP Innovation Labs Announces 2021 MassChallenge Cohort to Improve Older Americans Health and Financial WellbeingAARP to Collaborate with 10 Startups in MassChallenge’s HealthTech and FinTech Accelerator Programs
AARP Innovation Labs announced today its collaboration with 10 startups in the 2021 MassChallenge HealthTech and FinTech accelerator programs. MassChallenge, now in its 12th year, accelerates innovation by forming collaborations between later-stage digital health and financial startups with industry-leading organizations, like AARP, to solve some of the greatest challenges in health care and the financial services industry. As part of this work, the startups will present to potential investors and business customers at AARP Innovation Labs’ annual Demo Day on May 25.
Apr 22, 2021NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community Announces Grant Program to Continue Support for Retired Educators During the PandemicEffort Will Help Further Strengthen Virtual Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.
With older adults remaining at a higher risk for severe illness and isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has announced the launch of the 2021 We Care grant program.
Apr 21, 2021New AARP research report highlights rise in tech ownership, adoption, and usage, yet access to internet is still an issue for older Americans
WASHINGTON–In a year with a global pandemic significantly limiting social interaction, technology became more important than ever, especially for older adults. New research from AARP found that more older adults (44%) view tech more positively as a way stay connected than they did before COVID-19. In addition, 4 out of 5 adults age 50+ rely on technology to stay connected and in touch with family and friends.
- Feb 8, 2021AARP Empowers Older Adults’ Tech Use by Joining Forces With OATS, Launching A Virtual Community Center“Lifelines for older people as they explore new ways to live, cope and thrive”—AARP COO Scott Frisch
WASHINGTON—Today AARP announced two new moves to help its 38 million members and all older adults live their best lives, at a time when people are more reliant than ever on technology to help...
Dec 16, 2020AARP Launches New Digital Platform, “Growing with Age,” to Help Businesses Reap Benefits of Multigenerational Workforces
AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces.
Oct 9, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Innovation Labs announced Wheel Pad L3C and ZIBRIO as the winners of its 2020 Grand Pitch Finale, held virtually on October 8. Now in its third year, the culminating pitch event...
Aug 20, 2020Alcove is the first family-oriented app to launch on Oculus Quest
WASHINGTON—AARP Innovation Labs today released Alcove for Oculus Quest, a virtual reality home that helps families and friends to stay connected and discover new experiences, no matter their...
Jul 29, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP has been named one of Fast Company’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators. Now in its second annual year, the list honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep...
Jun 16, 2020Challenge recognizes developers creating tech-enabled products to solve menopause symptoms
WASHINGTON —AARP Innovation Labs is pleased to announce three winners of the Hacking Menopause Challenge, in collaboration with Hackster.io: EloCare, Pride Chill, and NYX Systems. The startup...
- 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.
Jan 23, 2020Adoption Rates Across Age Brackets Converging
WASHINGTON--New research from AARP finds tech ownership among adults age 50-plus continues to grow, with smartphone usage increasing from 70% in 2017 to 77% in 2019. In addition, adults ages 50...
Jan 6, 2020AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins to Highlight Findings from the Longevity Economy® Outlook at Jan. 7 Storyteller Stage
WASHINGTON—AARP will showcase innovation in age-tech and highlight opportunities created by the growing age 50-plus market at booth #41131 in the Sands at CES 2020.
- Oct 21, 2019AARP Announces Sunu as the Winner of its Grand Finale Pitch Competition; Artiphon and Loro are Second and Third Place Winners
AARP Innovation Labs named Sunu as the winner of its 2019 Grand Pitch Finale, the culminating pitch event featuring 10 innovative startups that have won selective pitch competitions throughout year. Artiphon won second place and Loro received third place, as determined by audience vote, at Wednesday night’s Grand Finale Pitch event. The ten participating startups had solutions focused on addressing social isolation.
Oct 8, 2019AARP to provide in-kind consulting services to Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever and XRHealth
AARP Innovation Labs announced today that its Hatchery Ventures program has added five new companies to its startup portfolio: Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever, and XRHealth. Through Hatchery Ventures, AARP engages with age-tech start-ups in the seed to Series A stages with the goal of growing and scaling the best versions of their solutions to address consumers’ needs and help people choose how they live as they age.
Jun 21, 2019AARP Ranked 11th Among Top 30 Large Workplaces
AARP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2019 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. AARP is a 2019 award winner in the top 30 large employers category, rising to #11 from #14 last year. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
Jan 8, 2019New Research: More People 50-Plus Using Tech to Stay Connected to Friends, Loved Ones; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Highlights Social Connection at Inaugural CES Pitch Competition
LAS VEGAS – At CES 2019, AARP is putting the spotlight on the $7.6 trillion of annual economic activity generated by Americans age 50-plus, which is equivalent to the third largest economy in...
Jan 3, 2019
Las Vegas— January 3, 2019 — The first annual CES Pitch Competition to highlight technology creating social connection was announced today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)...
Oct 26, 2018Embodied Labs, Tech UR Elders and Zogo Finance Take First, Second and Third Place
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Innovation Labs has announced the winners of its 2018 Grand Pitch Competition finale held on October 25. Eight winners of regional competitions converged in DC for the concluding pitch event where they shared their intergenerational solutions focused on health, wealth and self.
Oct 11, 2018“Raise Your Voice” Informs on Drug Costs, Medicare, Polling Places and More
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced the launch of “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The voice-enabled experience is designed...
- 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 30, 2018AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and Improving Patient Well-beingAARP Serves in “Champion” Role in Working with Folia Health, Orbita, Pillo Health
AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and...
Mar 29, 2018AARP and Project Catalyst Explore Age 50+ Mindsets on Staying Socially Connected and Physically Mobile with AgeDesign on Aging guides to help entrepreneurs design products and services focused on older adults’ needs and preferences
WASHINGTON, DC—In a collaborative effort to support innovation and the well-being of seniors at risk of social isolation, AARP, IDEO and Project Catalyst have launched two design guides that provide practical insights and tools for entrepreneurs developing products and services for older adults. The two Design on Aging booklets, Connected Living and Independent Living, synthesize research into the mindsets of older adults and explore how to effectively design solutions that can help people stay socially connected and physically mobile as they age.
- Feb 28, 2018Desire to connect with family and friends is main driver of technology use for adults 50-plus
WASHINGTON, DC— Ninety-one percent of tech owners 50 plus say they use personal technology to keep in touch with family and friends, according to a new AARP survey aimed at measuring and...
Jan 16, 2018Study focuses on smartphone apps for care coordination, emergency response systems, and online services for in-home aide selection. Report conducted by Project Catalyst group comprised of founding members AARP, Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, MedStar Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
WASHINGTON, DC—Family caregivers can benefit from technology designed to meet their specific care needs, according to an AARP report issued today that details how technology can help caregivers and their care recipients. The report’s findings indicate that there is a need in the marketplace for technology products that support family caregivers.
Jun 21, 2017Winner to Receive $10,000; Six Finalists From Around the World Also Announced
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that HomeEXCEPT Inc. has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the AARP Innovation Champion Awards competition for its service Smart Sensors for EXCEPTional Peace of Mind, a platform that allows family members to monitor loved ones by using thermal sensors used to track movement.
Jun 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Today at the annual HxRefactored conference, Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President of Market Innovation at AARP, will announce the launch of the Caregiver Quality of Life...
May 9, 2017AARP Innovation@50+ Announces Winners of LivePitch: EverSafe Joins Siren Care and LifeSite as Consumers’ Choices; GoGoGrandparent and Golden Are Judges’ ChoicesEverSafe is Co-Consumer Choice Winner for Financial Tech Along with LifeSite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017 CONTACT: AARP Media, 202-434-2560, firstname.lastname@example.org AARP Innovation@50+ Announces Winners of LivePitch: GoGoGrandparent and Golden as Judges’ Choices; Siren...
Apr 13, 2017AARP Financial Innovation Frontiers report reveals only one in four 50-plus consumers is highly confident they can meet their financial needs in the next five yearsReport outlines expected cumulative market revenue of $83B over the next five years by 50-plus consumers on alternative financial services
People aged 50-plus will generate $83 billion in revenue for the fast-emerging alternative financial services sector over the next five years, according to AARP's Financial Innovation Frontiers...
Mar 10, 2017AARP SVP, Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams to be Honored by Black Enterprise at Women of Power Summit
WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, March 10, AARP’s Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership Edna Kane Williams will be honored at Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in the Business...
Feb 21, 2017University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Health Innovation and AARP are collaborating to launch a second Digital Health Innovation SprintTM in the Triangle, NC to...
Feb 15, 2017AARP Will Recognize Leaders in Ageless Innovation, with a focus on Caregiving, for New Award Program
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today issued a Call for Nominations for the 2017 AARP Innovation Champion Awards, which will recognize and reward innovation in caregiving. Submissions will be accepted...
- Dec 7, 2016AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Frisch Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2016
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Frisch has been named a silver winner in the "Executive of the Year" category for the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent...
- Dec 5, 2016Nearly nine in 10 (89%) adults over 50 own some type of mobile device and nearly three quarters of adults age 50-59 (73%) own a smartphone, according to latest trend report
AARP today issued the latest results from its Attitude, Trend & Opinion (ATOM) module, which includes ongoing research on technology ownership and usage among people 50-plus. The ATOM report found...
Sep 20, 2016AARP Announces Longevity Economy Accounts for $7.6 Trillion in Economic Activity Up From $7.1 Trillion in 2013New report shows rise in spending and workforce contributions among people 50-plus
WASHINGTON, DC – AARP today released the 2016 Longevity Economy report, an in-depth look at how our nation’s population of 111 million 50-plus consumers impacts the economy. According to the...
- Jun 20, 2016AARP and ESA Announce UCSC’s Trainwreck Games as Winner of Social Connection GameJam Competition at E3 2016University teams compete in video game pitch focused on promoting positive social connection for people age 50-plus
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today announced Trainwreck Games from University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) as the $10,000 winner of the AARP/ESA...
Jun 13, 2016
WASHINGTON DC –AARP’s IT department has been recognized for their commitment to workplace excellence by Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2016....
- Jun 2, 2016ESA, AARP survey underscores video gaming habits and preferences for people age 50-plus
WASHINGTON, DC – Forty-one million Americans, more than one of every three people over age 50, play video games on a regular basis, according to a new survey released today by AARP and the...
Mar 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP announced today that Terry Bradwell, chief enterprise strategy and innovation officer, has been selected to the prestigious Baldrige Executive Fellows Program, the only...
- Mar 3, 2016New Book from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Sets Out to Change the Conversation About What it Means to Get OlderA bold new path to living your best life at every age
WASHINGTON DC –AARP today announced the forthcoming release of Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, the debut book from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. The book is...
- Dec 9, 2015Dementia Care Technology and Innovation Forum Sparks Creative Thinking on an Important Social and Health Issue
En español WASHINGTON, DC—AARP kicked off its recent Dementia Care Technology and Innovation Forum in an inventive way, with a viewing of the musical, TANGLES. This musical by The New Theater...
Oct 29, 2015AARP through AT&T’s generous support offers additional free technology workshops across U.S.; Launch event is Nov. 2 in Aurora, IL
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that it is expanding its 2015 AARP TEK Program to include eight new cities, eleven locations overall, featuring free, live workshops aimed at helping close...
Oct 1, 2015Workshops to be Held October 3 and November 13 at Omni Austin Southpark
WASHINGTON, DC— AARP announced that it is offering, with the generous support of Google Fiber, two sessions of a workshop, titled Connecting Online Using Technology, Oct. 3 and Nov. 13 in...
Sep 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC — The NonProfit Times recently selected AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins as the recipient of the 2015 Influencer of the Year award. She was recognized as the...
Aug 18, 2015AARP TEK Academy expands technology opportunities for 50-plus by providing free, easy to use learning site
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the launch of its AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with...
Jul 1, 2015With Consumer Cellular’s generous support, AARP TEK will offer additional mobile technology workshops in 2015
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that it will expand its 2015 AARP TEK Workshops to help close the technology gap among people 50-plus. The workshops are presented with generous support from...