Mar 20, 2019AARP Studios Debuts Digital Reality Series Road to Wizdom Highlighting Inspiring 50-Plus NBA DancersFive-episode series premieres Tuesdays through April 9 on AARP’s YouTube Channel
AARP Studios’ latest original YouTube series Road to Wizdom celebrates the new Washington Wizards’ Wizdom Dance Team comprised of people 50-plus years of age. The inspiring five-episode video series captures the nail-biting journey as aspiring dancers audition for the Wizdom team.
- Mar 18, 2019Up to Five $60K Winners; Focus is on People Age 50+ Whose Work Solves Social Problems, Improves Communities, Gives Back
Are you, or do you know someone age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives? If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize award.
- Mar 15, 2019AARP Series Features Compelling Stories from Scam Victims and Con Artists
AARP today released the first in a series of new episodes of its popular podcast The Perfect ScamSM, featuring stories from real scam victims and fraud prevention tips.
- Mar 14, 2019Statement for the Record submitted to the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets in the House Financial Services Committee by AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker
A priority for AARP is to assist Americans in accumulating and effectively managing adequate retirement assets to supplement Social Security. Nearly half of our members are employed full or part-time, with many of their employers providing retirement plans. Unfortunately, the state of America’s retirement landscape is cause for great concern.
Mar 12, 2019New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive...
Mar 5, 2019Doctors, Money Managers, Retailers and Other Industry Pros Reveal Their Insider Secrets to Save Time, Cut Costs and Live Smarter
WASHINGTON—In a reprise of one of its most popular ever cover packages, AARP Bulletin March issue reveals the insider secrets and little-shared tips of 22 experts to help readers navigate the...
Feb 26, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company...
Feb 26, 2019Ethisphere Recognition Honors Companies That Drive Positive Change in Business Community and Societies Around the World
AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age, today announced it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Feb 20, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the...
Feb 19, 2019Donations Will Be Used to Provide Relief to People – Especially Those 50 and Older – Who Have Been Displaced or Otherwise Impacted by the 2018 Camp and Woolsey Wildfires
AARP Foundation today announced the grant recipients of its fundraising campaign for the victims of the California wildfires. With matching funds from AARP and AARP Foundation, the grants will provide $1.2 million to help people impacted by the fires’ destruction.
- Feb 18, 2019Most providers expect to work with caregivers even more in next few years
WASHINGTON—Primary care providers agree, almost unanimously, that family caregivers play a vital role in patient care and in better patient outcomes, according to a new survey by AARP Research.
Feb 14, 2019Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act is “Crucial Legislation”
AARP announced today its strong endorsement of bipartisan legislation that would combat age discrimination and defend the rights of older workers.
- Feb 14, 2019New episodes premiere each Thursday on AARP’s YouTube Channel
AARP Studios’ latest original YouTube series Date My Grandma is all about making new connections, perhaps even a love connection. In each episode, viewers meet a single grandma whose grandkids help vet suitors and set up a blind date.
Feb 12, 2019Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More Than One-Fourth in New Survey Confirm First-Hand Accounts of Relationship ScamsAARP Campaign Warns: ‘Protect your Heart and Your Money’
As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 27 percent of those polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted financial scams while seeking friendship or love interest online.
- Feb 12, 2019Great Performances Presents Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine Premiering Friday, February 15 on PBSHosted by Martin Short and featuring appearances by Shirley MacLaine, Viggo Mortensen, Glenn Close, Spike Lee, Mahershala Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kathy Bates, Barry Jenkins, Rami Malek, Topher Grace, Edward James Olmos, Marina de Tavira, Peter Farrelly, Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton, Richard E. Grant, Michael Douglas, Catherine O’Hara, Linda Cardellini, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Dolly Wells, Rob Marshall, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster, Morgan Neville, John Rogers, and more
Hosted by Tony Award-winning actor and comedian Martin Short, Great Performances – Movies for Grownups® Awards with AARP The Magazine premieres nationwide Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream beginning February 16 on pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and PBS apps. This is the second consecutive year the awards will be broadcast on PBS in a co-production with Great Performances.
- Feb 7, 2019Legendary Comedian and AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards Host Martin Short Opens Up About Comedy, Touring with Steve Martin and Losing the Love of his Life
WASHINGTON—Tony Award-winning comedian Martin Short shares his thoughts on film, friends and the pursuit of happiness in an exclusive interview Q&A for the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM). On February 4, Short hosted AARP’s star-studded 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, airing on Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
Feb 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address this evening: “In tonight’s State of the Union address, AARP was...
- Feb 5, 2019
Appearances by Shirley MacLaine, Viggo Mortensen, Glenn Close, Spike Lee, Mahershala Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kathy Bates, Barry Jenkins, Rami Malek, Topher Grace, Edward James Olmos, Marina de...
Feb 1, 2019
Beginning today and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service.
- Jan 31, 2019“Marvelous” Martin Short Reflects on Comedy, Movies and Aging in the February/March Issue of AARP The MagazineHollywood’s beloved comedian will host AARP’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES—Tony Award-winning comedian and SNL alum Martin Short shares his thoughts on film, friends and the pursuit of happiness in an exclusive interview for the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM). On February 4, Short will host AARP’s star-studded 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, airing on PBS on Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and streaming the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
- Jan 29, 2019AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges Testifies on Capitol Hill About High Prescription Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, testified on Capitol Hill at the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the impact of...
Jan 17, 2019
Washington, DC – AARP is launching a new resume advice and professional writing service tailored to help older workers who are looking for new jobs or switching positions. “Resume writing is...
Jan 9, 2019Nearly 1 in 3 Americans think “Bigfoot” being real is more likely than retiring comfortably; AARP and the Ad Council help them get on track with new PSAs, resources
Washington DC, January 9, 2019 – Nearly 1 in 3 people approaching retirement age (28%) think they’re more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according...
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)...
Jan 3, 2019Experts Offer Simple, Practical Tips to Boost Energy, Prevent Disease and Grow Your Possibilities in 2019
Are you ready for a healthier new year? AARP Bulletin launches the ultimate resolution checklist that includes 99 research-supported lifestyle tweaks, insights and tips that help people age...
Jan 3, 2019The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 4, Hosted by Comedian Martin Short
LOS ANGELES—AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book...
Dec 18, 2018Screen Legend Shirley MacLaine to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® AwardsMFG Awards will be broadcast on Great Performances, premiering on PBS in February
LOS ANGELES—Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced today. MacLaine will be honored at the 18th annual...
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.
Dec 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on yesterday’s court ruling in Texas v. United States:...
Dec 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on Congress passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2):
Dec 7, 2018Research Reiterates Confusion Among Investors, Presents Opportunities to Improve Proposed Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC –Today AARP urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to rethink, revise, and retest its proposed Customer Relationship Summary form (CRS) until clear, informative...
- Dec 5, 2018AARP’s financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn reveals an easy-to-use formula – plus gives expert advice – for maintaining lifelong financial security
WASHINGTON, DC—The number one worry among older Americans is running out of money over the course of their lifetime. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin reveals that the key to preventing this is knowing one essential number: how much money you will be able to afford to spend each month and from there, adjusting your expenses accordingly. AARP’s financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn provides an easy-to-use process for finding a sustainable income for life—regardless of your current income level, marital and housing status, or the size of your savings.
- Dec 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, AARP Travel released the results of its annual travel trend survey, examining travel behaviors, expectations and planning among Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials....
- Dec 3, 2018Inside the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine: Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Reflects on Creativity, Lost Friends, and the Birth of the Motown Record
WASHINGTON, DC—In an exclusive interview, legendary singer and prolific songwriter Smokey Robinson shares behind-the-scenes stories about how he, founder Barry Gordy, and a cast of Detroit teenagers changed the world of music with Motown records.
Dec 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of former President George H.W. Bush’s passing: “Today we grieve the loss of a lifelong public...
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 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP announces the winners of the 2018 Asian American & Pacific Islander Hero Award; Denny Chan of Justice in Aging in Los Angeles and Jon Melegrito of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetRep) in Kensington, Maryland. This is the first year that AARP is honoring both a staff member and a volunteer at a nonprofit organization serving AAPIs age 50 and older.
- Nov 28, 2018In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine the soul singer and masterful songwriter reflects on creativity, lost friends, and the birth of the Motown Records
LOS ANGELES—To help mark the 60th anniversary of Motown, Grammy®Award-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Smokey Robinson sits with AARP The Magazine to reflect on the story of the record label that influenced three generations and changed the music industry forever. Robinson shares how he became one of America’s most iconic singers, songwriters, record executives and visionaries who helped lead a musical revolution known as the “Motown Sound.”
Nov 16, 2018Health Care, Medicare and Social Security were Top Issues for 50-Plus Voters in Key Battleground States
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll of general election voters, along with oversamples in both 39 GOP-held seats that flipped to a Democrat and 37 GOP-held seats targeted as competitive by the Cook Political Report that held for the GOP.
Nov 15, 2018
Today, AARP announced the launch of a major new advocacy campaign urging Congress to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and protect seniors from any attempts to raise patient drug costs by...
Nov 7, 2018Voters Age 50 and Over The Deciding Factor in Outcomes
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement about the 2018 midterm elections:
- Nov 6, 2018AARP dispels myths, reveals financial health of America’s “most important” federal program
WASHINGTON, DC—A special report in the November issue of AARP Bulletin reveals important truths about Social Security, how it works, and its financial health. In the publication, AARP takes a deep dive into the current and future state of Social Security and addresses people’s misconceptions and questions – like whether you can change your mind about collecting benefits (you can, but only once) and whether there’s a maximum benefit (yes, there is).
Nov 1, 2018Inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse Report Finds Only 28 Percent of People in America are Financially HealthyLandmark Financial Health Pulse from the Center for Financial Services Innovation delves beyond headline economic data to reveal people in America are struggling in many aspects of their financial lives
CHICAGO—The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health, in partnership with the Omidyar Network, MetLife Foundation, and AARP, today unveiled its inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse, the first-ever annual benchmarking survey around a composite financial health framework that provides a holistic look at how people in America manage their finances day-to-day, build resilience, and pursue opportunities over time.
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 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s (LCE) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Rhonda Cunningham Holmes as its new executive director, effective Nov. 5. Holmes succeeds Jan Allen May who retired in July after 41 years with LCE.
Oct 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 Medicare health and drug plans began on October 15, 2018 and ends December 7, 2018. Beneficiaries have more plans to choose from than ever, with 600 more plans available across the country next year. Starting in 2019, plans have new discretion to offer a broader array of supplemental benefits.
Oct 30, 2018AARP Announces 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Winners; Five $60K Awards Will Be Presented at Dec. 5 Gala in D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP announced the five winners of the 2018 AARP® Purpose Prize® award which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their outstanding work, each winner will receive a $60,000 award from AARP at the AARP Purpose Prize Award Gala, to be held in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2018, featuring a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health and prescription coverage during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period—October 15th through December 7th—and compare plans to see if there is a plan that better suits their health needs for 2019. Some people may be able to reduce their prescription drug costs substantially by switching to a different Part D plan.
Oct 22, 2018AARP Nationwide Survey Finds Disconnect Between Images Used in Beauty Product Ads and Women's Desire for Realistic, Authentic DepictionsMirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and MediaTM Surveyed 2,000 U.S. women ages 21 to 72
WASHINGTON, DC—Manufacturers of beauty products whose advertisements do not depict women in realistic ways, or include women of a variety of ages, may lose customers, according to the results of...
Oct 18, 2018Expanding Its Role in Entertainment, AARP Announces First Original Movie “Care to Laugh” to Premiere this FallAARP Signals Accelerated Effort to Develop, Produce, Finance Additional Original Content in 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—Expanding its work and presence in entertainment, AARP announces the launch of its first full-length film “Care to Laugh” through AARP Studios. The documentary film features Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream of becoming a successful comedian while caring for his aging parents. “Care to Laugh” will make its world premiere as the closing night film of the Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis on Oct. 21.
Oct 16, 2018New study shows health benefits experienced during all stages of travel
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Travel released the results of its latest study, examining the health and wellness benefits of leisure travel. According to the survey, those who travel reported better emotional and physical health and improved relationships and productivity at work. Additionally, overall well-being is one of the biggest advantages of travel, with the benefits starting during the initial travel planning phase and extending well beyond the trip. The longest lasting travel benefit reported is improved relationships with loved ones – lasting six weeks on average.
- 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 15, 2018Significant Majorities of Older Voters Concerned About Health Care Access and Cost
WASHINGTON, DC—In a newly released Politico-AARP poll, Pennsylvania voters age 50 and older say health care and personal finance issues will be top of mind this election season. The poll found health care (97 percent), Social Security (96 percent) and Medicare (95 percent) will be critical in determining how they vote in elections this fall and a strong majority want elected officials to take action to lower health care (92 percent) and prescription drug costs (91 percent).
Oct 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP responded to today’s announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2019. Additionally, AARP launched the Social Security Resource Center, a one-stop place for consumers to have their Social Security retirement questions answered, including when to claim. Consumers can find more at www.aarp.org/socialsecurity.
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...
- Oct 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). Research shows our sense of mental well-being tends to increase after middle age and there are steps we can take to help improve it, regardless of age.
Oct 8, 2018AARP Submits Amicus Brief Supporting Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Implementation of the “Skinny” Plan Rule
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the recently filed lawsuit challenging the...
- Oct 4, 2018Special report details how Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement savings plans and other key programs are at stake this election
WASHINGTON, DC—How America votes in the midterm election could influence major policy decisions at the federal and state levels that could affect the lives of all older Americans for decades to come, according to a special report in the October issue of the AARP Bulletin. In a comprehensive pre-election package of stories and graphics, AARP makes its strongest case yet of why all Americans need to vote in November, and provides background, insights and support to help older Americans make decisions and get to the polls.
Oct 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:
- Oct 2, 2018Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank Draw from Experiences of Love and Loss to Tackle the Topic of Caregiving in AARP The MagazineDanner and Swank’s personal caregiving stories deepen their connection to their characters in ‘What They Had’ – a film about love, family and Alzheimer’s
LOS ANGELES—In an intimate interview for the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), EMMY- and Tony-winning actress Blythe Danner and Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Hilary Swank reflect on their deeply challenging caregiving experiences and the toll it took on their personal and professional lives. This fall, Danner and Swank will appear together in the film, “What They Had,” which delves into the topics of caregiving and Alzheimer’s.
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 27, 2018Survey from AYA, AARP Also Finds Social Security, Medicare Popular Across 3 Generations
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find Americans across three generations have major concerns about their personal finances, debt levels, and the national economic picture, despite a growing economy. Across the generations Social Security and Medicare remain as popular as ever. Although almost half (49 percent) of Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers report feeling somewhat satisfied with their financial situation, while, 37 percent, feel not at all or not too satisfied. About a third (31 percent) say they couldn’t cover their expenses for a full month if they had no income to rely on, and two-thirds (66 percent) count their debt level as a major or minor problem.
Sep 26, 2018AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for Yourself@50+ and SCSEPFoundation Shines Light on Its Workforce Programs During National Employ Older Workers Week
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Foundation, during National Employ Older Workers Week, announced it has expanded its workforce opportunities for older workers through BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for...
- Sep 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.
- Sep 25, 2018Jobs/Economy, Immigration and Health Care Are Top Three Issues of Concern for Older Hispanic Voters According to New AARP-Univision PollingThe surveys are part of a multifaceted voter engagement partnership between Univision and AARP
- Sep 25, 2018AARP Foundation Survey: Loneliness Numbers Rise Among Adults Age 45 and Older; Neighborhood Connections Key to Countering Social IsolationNew survey finds 1 in 3 U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely and examines risk factors for loneliness
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older,” finds that one in three U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely. While the percentage is unchanged from a previous loneliness study conducted by AARP Research in 2010, approximately five million more midlife and older adults are lonely due to growth in this age group among the population.
Sep 24, 2018AARP Releases 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report Assessing 10 Nations’ Preparedness for Massive Growth of 65+ Population Over Next GenerationAustralia, Chile, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and Taiwan are Nations Surveyed on Societal Issues Related to Aging Population
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AARP today announced the release of its 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) research, which examines the how prepared nations are for the challenges and...
Sep 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to lobbying efforts by PhRMA to change the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal
Sep 18, 2018AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions, up to $500,000, to provide much-needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation today announced it has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those ages 50 and older – as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding caused significant damage throughout North and South Carolina and other regions of the mid-Atlantic. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Florence.
Sep 17, 2018Health Care and Financial Security Pivotal to Older Voters in Midterm Elections
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a newly released AARP-Politico poll, Ohio voters age 50 and over are concerned about health care and personal finance issues. The poll found health care (81 percent),...
- Sep 13, 2018New Research from Association of Young Americans & AARP Surveys Three Generations
Washington, DC— New research released today from the Association of Young Americans AYA (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for...
Sep 12, 2018Independent Testing Shows SEC’s Proposed Customer Relationship Summary Form May Add to Investor ConfusionChanges to Content, Language and Format are Needed to Enable Investors to Make an Informed Choice Between Brokerage and Advisory Accounts
WASHINGTON, DC—Investors are confused – and may even be misled – by disclosures proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to help investors choose an investment professional, according to independent testing conducted by Kleimann Communications Group on behalf of AARP, Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the Financial Planning Coalition.
- 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.
- Sep 5, 2018People are living longer lives than ever before. AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies offers expert advice on long-term care and how to best prepare for future needs so you can meet your personal goals, live independently, and maintain strong personal ties. With special sections for people who are LGBT, veterans, and caregivers.
HOBOKEN, NJ—People are living decades more than previous generations. With these exciting bonus years come many questions and concerns about future planning and long-term care. AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps readers and their families navigate this unfamiliar and evolving terrain.
- Sep 5, 2018Convicted scammers reveal how your private info gets bought and sold by criminals at hidden websites
WASHINGTON, DC—Information stolen in computer breaches of well-known companies is flooding into an underground digital market called the Dark Web, where criminals buy and sell Social Security numbers, credit card information and computer passwords to be used for fraud, an investigation in the September issue of AARP Bulletin reveals. Using software originally developed by the U.S. Navy and available for free to anyone who wishes to download it, criminals buy and sell private data with complete anonymity, then use it to commit identity fraud. Approximately 6.6 percent of U.S. adults were victimized last year, the report shows, and allegedly, more than half of Americans’ Social Security numbers are for sale for as low as a few dollars each. The article also details how identity fraud typically occurs, and the many proven, powerful ways consumers can protect themselves.
- Sep 5, 2018In an era of continuous data breaches, AARP campaign seeks to empower public with simple tips to protect sensitive personal information
WASHINGTON, DC—As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of people have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud. In response, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information.
Sep 5, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—More adults age 50 and older are sharing their homes with others as they age, up from 2 percent in 2014 to 16 percent in 2018 according to AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey. The majority of those who prefer to live alone as they age say they would consider sharing their home if they needed help with everyday activities, companionship or extra income. Older adults also showed strong interest in other living and housing options including joining a “village,” or living in or building an accessory dwelling unit.
Aug 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of Sen. John McCain’s passing. “The nation has lost a true public servant in Senator John McCain....
- Aug 21, 2018AARP report: Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings for patients and payers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient.
Aug 17, 2018Shares Original Song “Stand Up For Yourself” Franklin Recorded in 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of music legend Aretha Franklin’s passing.
Aug 8, 2018AARP Says SEC Proposed ‘Best Interest’ Rules Fall Short, with Ill-Defined Standard, Confusing Disclosure Forms
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed “best interest” advice rule fails consumers with an ill-defined standard and confusing disclosure forms, according to an assessment by AARP.
Aug 8, 2018AARP Launches Sisters from AARP Digital Newsletter Celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American Women
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today is launching “Sisters from AARP,” a new digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women. The weekly newsletter, reaching subscribers...
Aug 2, 2018New In Depth AARP Survey ‘Value of Experience’ Includes Insights on Workers, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Age Bias, and More
WASHINGTON, DC—According to a new AARP survey of experienced workers, nearly 9 in 10 work for financial reasons, but approximately 8 in 10 either enjoy or feel useful doing their work. And among those who plan to retire, over 1 in 4 plans to start a business or earn money in some independent way, such as a gig economy job. Given employers’ need for talent, it makes great business sense to hire experienced workers, as demonstrated by additional AARP research.
Aug 1, 2018AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation service
WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.
- Aug 1, 2018A “Latino American Dream” Interview with Award-Winning Actress Rita Moreno
WASHINGTON, DC—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), EGOT-winning (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) legend Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking into the industry as a Hispanic actress. Moreno shared her story with ATM, “I didn’t do a film for seven years after ‘West Side Story.’ It broke my heart. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand. And there you have it, Hollywood’s mind-set at the time.”
Jul 25, 2018Community Volunteers to Pack 2.5 Million Meals for Food-Insecure Older Adults in Memphis, Chicago and Washington, D.C.AARP Foundation's Summer of Service to Seniors℠ to begin July 28, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Senior Poverty and Food Insecurity
AARP Foundation continues its commitment to fight senior poverty and hunger with the 2018 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Meal Pack Challenge events taking place across the country. The three-city...
- Jul 25, 2018Latin Screen Legend Rita Moreno Takes Pride in her Heritage and Growing Up in the U.S., in August/September Issue of AARP The MagazineAward-winning actress Rita Moreno reveals stories of life and hope in the U.S. as part of AARP The Magazine’s “Latino American Dream” special
LOS ANGELES—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), award-winning Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking through in Hollywood and on Broadway as a Hispanic actress.
Jul 19, 2018The Girlfriend Celebrates Friendships, Flirtations, Family and all things Forty, Fifty in Comedic Digital Series “The Other F Word”
WASHINGTON, DC— The Girlfriend, a savvy free weekly digital newsletter from AARP, announced today it is reaching a community of 400,000 women strong with its relationship, lifestyle, work,...
Jul 19, 2018AARP’s TV for Grownups to spotlight the shows and stars that resonate with the 50+ audience, the largest TV-watching demographic
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following in the footsteps of its influential Movies for Grownups® Awards, AARP today announced the debut of its TV for Grownups Honors® on July 24, 2018, at the Sunset Tower Hotel. The program will celebrate the career achievement of iconic television pioneer Norman Lear. Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Rita Moreno will present the award to Lear. The event will be hosted by actress Wendie Malick, with notable guests including Dick Van Dyke, Frances Fisher, Marla Gibbs, Bob Saget, Adrienne Barbeau, Chuck Lorre and more.
Jul 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across...
Jul 16, 2018Findings Show Older Voters Concerned about Financial Security, Health Care, Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a newly released AARP-Politico poll, Arizona voters age 50 and over are concerned about personal finance and health care issues. The poll found that Social Security, health...
- 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):
- Jul 3, 2018$60M investment in search for treatment signals major new priority for nation’s largest non-profit advocacy organization
WASHINGTON, DC—On June 25, AARP announced an unprecedented investment of $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) the first and largest venture fund focused on discovering and developing effective new drugs for treating dementia and ultimately a cure. Now, a special report in the July/August issue of AARP Bulletin details the scope of this healthcare issue, provides a profile of DDF, and explains why research to date has yielded so few solutions, despite tens of billions of dollars being spent.
- 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...
Jun 22, 2018AARP Ranked 14 among Top 30 Large Workplaces
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. The survey is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by...
- Jun 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond today praised Congress for passing the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S....