May 19, 2022AARP People’s Hearing Highlights Real Life Stories of Prescription Drug Affordability, Calls on Congress to Pass ReformSeniors from Across the United States Highlight the Need for Congress to Act
AARP hosted a “People’s Hearing” on prescription drugs May 18, featuring seniors from across the United States who struggle to afford their medications along with other basic needs. In addition to sharing how the cost of prescription drugs affects them, participants urged Congress to act now and pass needed reforms.
May 18, 2022AARP Projects Retailers Could Stop Tens of Millions of Dollars in Consumer Loss from Gift Card Fraud with New TrainingWalgreens, Best Buy are First Retailers to Implement Trainings
Today, AARP announced the launch of two new training courses and other intervention resources aimed at equipping major U.S. retail employees with the tools needed to spot and stop gift card and wire-transfer exploitation. Walgreens and Best Buy have both signed on as inaugural retailers utilizing the AARP BankSafe training. The trainings are available at no cost to all retailers in the United States.
- Apr 28, 2022Insider Secrets from AARP Bulletin! How to Get Around Today’s Shortage of Workers and Supplies to Get the Work You Need DoneAlso in the May issue: An Investigative Report on America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: The Unfair Plight of 50+ Million Unpaid Caregivers – and How to Fix It
Need work done on your house, or an elective surgery done, or a will written, or a major car fix?
Apr 20, 2022Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
Apr 18, 2022New Index features include a “Small Towns” category and accessory dwelling unit development benchmark
AARP’s Public Policy Institute launched the updated AARP Livability Index today, the most comprehensive, web-based tool of its kind that scores every neighborhood and community in the United States—in all 50 states and the District of Columbia—for the services and amenities that affect people’s lives the most as they age.
Apr 13, 2022New AARP Research Shines a Light on Rampant Gift Card Fraud and Consumers’ Demand for Greater Protections
One third of U.S. adults say they have been targeted by scams seeking payment by gift card, according to the Gift Card Scams report released today by the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Apr 11, 2022Major grassroots and advertising campaign will target legislators during recess
As members of Congress return to their districts for Easter recess, AARP is kicking off a new phase of its Fair Drug Prices Now campaign and pushing lawmakers to advance the prescription drug pricing provisions, including allowing Medicare to negotiate, already passed by the House, as a top priority when they return.
Apr 6, 2022New Research from AARP Demonstrates Power of Overlooked Voters
Women voters age 50 and over haven’t decided which candidates to support, and the direction they choose will very likely decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses around the country.
Apr 4, 2022AARP Foundation Joins Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Retirement Funds for Nearly 5,000 Current and Former Pastors of the African Methodist Episcopal ChurchLawsuit seeks to recover $90 million in lost employee retirement funds due to financial mismanagement
AARP Foundation attorneys have joined a class action lawsuit as co-counsel on behalf of about 5,000 African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church employees and retirees, whose fiduciaries mishandled and lost nearly $90 million in retirement funds.
- Apr 4, 2022AARP The Magazine Features Liam Neeson on his Upcoming Lead Role in ‘Memory’, Selma Blair on Living her Best Life with MS, and Michael Strahan on his high-speed secret for relaxingPlus: Jean Smart Talks Biggest Life Lessons Learned, A Guide to Staging the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch, ‘and Our Annual Look at the Top Health Issues We Face in our 50s, 60s and 70s, and How to Overcome Each
This spring, the April/May 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) offers readers insight into living their most fulfilling lives, despite what obstacles are thrown.
- Mar 30, 2022The Actor Loosens Up, Discusses His Upcoming Lead Role in ‘Memory’
Liam Neeson is still making action movies at 69, but behind his fearsome figure lies a philosophical, playful and witty soul.
- Mar 29, 2022Exclusive report details how boiler rooms, money launderers, cybercriminals operate
With fraudulent phone calls, emails, social media posts and texts arriving most every day to most every U.S. adult, Americans fear being victimized by cybercrimes much more than by...
Mar 21, 2022Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, James Patterson, Gloria Gaynor, Commodores, Gary Sinise, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Valerie Bertinelli, Ty Pennington and More Converge at AARP’s Signature Event, AARP Celebrates YouAdditional appearances from Jean Chatzky, Matt Paxton, Jo Ann Jenkins and others at AARP’s biggest virtual, three-day celebration ever.
This March 24-26, tens of thousands of people of all ages will enjoy AARP’s free virtual event, AARP Celebrates You.
- Mar 18, 2022AARP The Magazine Celebrates Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards With a 20th Anniversary Special From Great Performances on PBSSpecial Appearances by Lily Tomlin, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto, Rita Moreno, Bradley Cooper, Aunjanue Ellis, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jo Ann Jenkins, Jean Smart, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney, Judi Dench, Marlee Matlin, Jason Sudeikis, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more
AARP The Magazine unveiled the winners of its annual Movies for Grownups®Awards with a 20th anniversary special, featuring honorees from Being the Ricardos, Belfast, CODA, Dopesick, Hacks, House of Gucci, King Richard and more.
Mar 15, 2022Global Council on Brain Health Outlines Steps to Encourage Behavior Changes
There is strong scientific evidence that behavior changes and lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on brain health – yet many adults struggle to implement such changes. In a new report released today, “How to Sustain Brain Healthy Behaviors: Applying Lessons of Public Health and Science to Drive Change,” the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) outlines how individuals, communities and policymakers can all take steps to support brain health.
Mar 11, 2022
Today AARP applauded Congress for passing the bipartisan Fraud and Scam Reduction Act. The legislation, endorsed by AARP, is designed to address the pervasive increase and growing problem of scams and financial exploitation that threaten all Americans, and older Americans in particular.
Mar 11, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 8, 2022Ad Highlights Story of Larry Zarzecki, Forced to Sell His Home to Pay for Parkinson’s Medications
Today AARP launched new television and digital advertising featuring Larry Zarzecki, a retired law enforcement officer with Parkinson’s disease who was forced to sell his home in order to afford his medications. Zarzecki first shared his story in an AARP ad three years ago, but Congress’ failure to act means he has had no relief from the high cost of his treatments. As he says in the new ad, “I shouldn’t have to decide between my home or my medicine because Congress refuses to act. I’m tired of waiting for Congress.”
Mar 7, 2022App and website features access to free expert webinars, live and on-demand workouts, one-on-one coaching, and small group training customized to the needs of adults age 50-plus
Today, AARP announced AARP Online Fitness powered by LIFT session, a new program that features access to free expert webinars as well as a subscription-based service tailored specifically to meet the needs of adults age 50-plus. The subscription service offers a wide selection of live and on-demand workouts, instructional videos on proper technique, a personalized fitness plan and access to one-on-one coaching and small group training.
Mar 7, 2022
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University and certain of its employees have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit, Kwesell v. Yale University, subject to Court approval. The lawsuit alleges that Yale’s
Mar 1, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union speech this evening, during which he called for action on high drug prices and announced new policies to improve nursing home care
- Feb 28, 2022March AARP Bulletin: Are your Social Security Benefits at Risk? The Truth about the Agency’s Health and What Can Be Done to Strengthen ItExperts Weigh in On How to Prevent Drastic Benefits Payments Reductions
The AARP Bulletin sent out a team of esteemed journalists to look at the health and future of Social Security from several angles and to detail what choices need to be made by Congress to guarantee full benefits to all who have earned them, in perpetuity.
Feb 22, 2022New AARP Report Finds Disparities in Longevity, Which Have Been Exacerbated by COVID, Will Result in Significant Economic, Job, and Wage Losses.
A new report from AARP found that the annual economic cost to the U.S. GDP caused by disparities in life expectancy is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2030. That totals 5.1% of the projected GDP, which would be equivalent to the combined size of Massachusetts’ and Virginia’s economies in 2030.
Feb 22, 2022Finalists will present their AgeTech solutions at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, FL on March 9
Today, AARP Innovation Labs and Venture Miami announced the six finalists for the Connect & Thrive Pitch competition, which sought out digital innovations to combat loneliness and social isolation an issue that affects many adults as they age.
Feb 10, 2022Americans are sick and tired of waiting to see reform
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks today about the need to lower prescription drug prices
Feb 3, 2022
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement about Medicare enrollees soon having access to at-home COVID tests at no cost:
Feb 3, 2022
Ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is joining forces with communities around the country for Cupid Crew, a volunteer-driven effort, to safely create and deliver heartfelt cards to older adults across the country who are socially isolated while also nurturing intergenerational bonds.
Feb 1, 2022AARP Recognizes Financial Organizations Committed to Fighting Financial Exploitation, Launches Upgraded BankSafe Training Course
Today, AARP announced the 115 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to stop financial exploitation. A list of the financial organizations that earned the 2022 seal can be found at aarp.org/banksafe.
- Jan 31, 2022Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Halle Berry On How She Found Her Groove in Her 50s, Dolly Parton and James Patterson Team Up For A New Novel and Album, and MorePlus: John Mellencamp’s Tips For Living Your Best Life, Tools to a Successful Tax Season, and Secrets to a Big Vacation on a Little Budget
In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine, cover star Halle Berry chats about her latest project and directorial debut film “Bruised,” rock hitmaker John Mellencamp shares a look at his retirement, “Hot In Cleveland” actress Valerie Bertinelli shares her most notable life lessons, and unexpected collaborators Dolly Parton and James Patterson talk about “Run, Rose, Run,” their new novel and accompanying soundtrack.
- Jan 27, 2022Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-Winning Actress Halle Berry Opens Up About How She Found Happiness and Balance at 55The Multi-Hyphenate and Mother of Two Looks Ahead in An Exclusive Interview
Fresh off the heels of her latest film Bruised, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Halle Berry spent time with AARP The Magazine (ATM) to talk about her “life-changing” role, directorial debut and evolving career directions.
Jan 26, 2022Google.org Announces $10 Million Grant to AARP Foundation to Train Older, Lower-Income Adults in Digital Skills for Economic Security$10 million grant from Google.org to AARP Foundation will support free technology trainings to help older women and people of color thrive in the digital economy
Today, Google.org announced a $10 million grant to AARP Foundation to provide technology and digital skills training to 25,000 people with low income age 50 and older, with a focus on women and people of color.
Jan 25, 2022The annual program aims to make local communities more livable for people of all ages
AARP invites local organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 22. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and more. Now in its sixth year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live.
Jan 20, 2022There is a path to lower prescription drug prices, and Congress must deliver
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement about the need for Congress to make good on its promise of lower prescription drug prices
- Jan 19, 20222021’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored During the 20th Anniversary Special on March 18 from Great Performances on PBS
AARP The Magazine announced today that Lily Tomlin will receive this year’s Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.
Jan 12, 2022New Platform Offers Free Courses and Resources to Boost Job Search, Overcome Underemployment
Today, AARP launched the AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, a new digital platform bringing together valuable information and resources to help veterans and military spouses compete in today’s job market. The job center includes a new Veterans Career Advantage Course to build on career planning and skills development to help navigate the job market. According to an AARP survey, more than half (56%) of employers say experience and the use of skills in previous positions are 'very important' when evaluating applicant's skills.
Jan 11, 20222021’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored During the 20th Anniversary Special on March 18 from Great Performances on PBS
AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with Belfast, King Richard, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, and Being the Ricardos contending for Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. For two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers.
- Jan 5, 2022Top Health Experts Answer Pressing Questions About How to Make the New Year Healthy, Safe and Productive in the Jan/Feb Issue
This month, the Bulletin is taking a solid look at where the science stands: the triumphs, the missteps, and the future of COVID research.
Dec 23, 2021AARP Foundation Applauds New York State Appellate Court’s Favorable Ruling for St. Clare’s Pensioners
WASHINGTON– AARP Foundation Senior Vice President for Litigation William Alvarado Rivera issued the following statement after the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court ruled in...
Dec 22, 2021Lawsuit Settled Against Adult Care Facilities to Prevent Discrimination Against People with Mobility Disabilities
The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has reached a settlement with four assisted living facilities in a lawsuit challenging discrimination against people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. FHJC was represented by attorneys from AARP Foundation, Mobilization for Justice, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Dec 21, 2021
According to a new AARP Tech Trends report, tech use by people 50+ skyrocketed during the pandemic and those new habits and behaviors appear here to stay.
Dec 9, 2021New PSAs remind the more than 6.5 million-strong community of military veteran caregivers that there are resources to help support their journey
To help military veteran caregivers get the tools and resources they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council are launching the latest round of creative for their Caregiver Assistance campaign.
Dec 8, 2021
AARP today welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, Rosanna A. Márquez and Jeffrey D. Dunn. The Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP, setting policy and providing strategic direction and governance oversight for the organization.
Dec 6, 2021Michael J. Fox on Finding Your Purpose, Jimmy Buffett on Finding Your Dream Retirement, and Ann Dowd on Finding New Pleasures, in the December-January issue of AARP The MagazinePlus: Best-Selling Authors Top Picks for your Home Library and AARP’s Guide To The Best Places To Live Post-Pandemic
This holiday season, the December 2021/January 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) offers readers stories of hope, inspiration, optimism, and a refreshed perspective on retirement.
- Dec 1, 2021Mad Money Host and Stock Guru Jim Cramer Offers AARP Bulletin Readers Shocking Advice: Consider Reducing Your Investments!In an Exclusive Interview in the December Issue, Cramer Reveals Why He Sold a Large Chunk of His Personal Portfolio, and Why You Might Consider It as Well
In a candid, wide-ranging interview, Mad Money host Jim Cramer disclosed to AARP Money Editor George Mannes that at age 65, he reluctantly reduced the ratio of his retirement savings in stocks to 50 percent– in large part due to pressure from his wife to reduce their financial risk.
- Nov 30, 2021In the December-January Issue of AARP The Magazine, The Actor and 2022 AARP Purpose Prize Honoree Continues To Inspire With Optimism and Hope – Even on the Heels of Personal Challenges
Michael J. Fox is always positive, always optimistic, always inspiring -- until he’s not. In a profound, wide-ranging, often funny interview with AARP The Magazine, Fox discusses how he has emerged from a period of health and emotional challenges that included recovering from major surgery and a shattered left arm that required a steel plate and 19 screws to repair with even greater focus and a deeper understanding of his purpose and joys.
Nov 29, 2021Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Seeking Protection for New Hampshire Residents Facing Dangerous Institutional Placements in Nursing Facilities to Proceed
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled that a class of New Hampshire residents may proceed with a lawsuit over their right to live independently instead of being placed in institutional care.
Nov 19, 2021Statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the House passage of the Build Back Better Act.
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement reacting to the House passage of the Build Back Better Act:...
Nov 18, 2021AARP Survey Shows 8 in 10 Older Adults Want to Age in Their Homes, While the Number and Needs of Households Headed by Older Adults Grow Dramatically
AARP’s new 2021 Home and Community Preferences survey found that while more than three-quarters of adults ages 50 and older want to stay in their homes (77%) and communities (79%) as they age, one-third (33%) also report their houses would need modifications to be able to do so safely and independently.
Nov 18, 2021As shoppers head online to shop, scammers target with fake online ads and customer service schemes
A new AARP Fraud Watch Network report is alerting consumers of scams they could encounter over the holidays.
Nov 15, 2021AARP Convenes AgeTech Collaborative™ to Accelerate and Scale New Solutions for the $8.3 Trillion 50-Plus MarketNew community connects ecosystem of startups, investors and global industry leaders at the intersection of longevity and technology—including T. Rowe Price, QED Investors and more
Today AARP launched the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP, a new platform to help AgeTech innovators generate big new ideas and send thriving products into what’s now an $8.3 trillion economy driven by those who are age 50 and older.
Nov 11, 2021American Medical Group Association and Hennepin Healthcare System receive grants for proposals to improve health care and health equity for older adults
WASHINGTON—AARP today announced that the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the Hennepin Healthcare System are the winners of the 2021 AARP Quality Measures Innovation Grant. Each...
Nov 10, 2021New AARP Analysis: Nursing Home Staff Vaccination Rates Jumped 7% in Four Weeks Ending October 17; Largest Increase since JuneCOVID-19 Cases Declining Nationally for Nursing Home Residents and Staff
A new analysis from AARP shows that the number of nursing home staff who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 rose sharply from mid-September to mid-October.
Nov 9, 2021New research reveals top scams facing military community and ways to fight back
Veterans, active-duty service members and their families are nearly 40% more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population, according to a new AARP report. Additionally, 4 out of 5 military/veteran adults were targeted by scams directly related to their military service or the benefits they receive.
Nov 5, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement on the House bipartisan vote on the Infrastructure Investment and...
Nov 4, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Protect Older Job Applicants Act (POJA) today.
Nov 3, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement following the announcement of paid leave benefits being included in the House of Representatives version of the Build Back Better legislation.
Nov 2, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement reacting to the announcement of a deal to lower prescription drug costs
- Oct 29, 2021On the 50th anniversary of the U.S. declaring war on the disease, doctors and experts weigh in on progress, disappointments, and what we’ve learned about who cancer strikes and why.
When President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law, he boldly declared a “war on cancer.” 50 years later, AARP Bulletin writers report that while the progress is...
Oct 28, 2021AARP Statement: We Are Outraged that Build Back Better Framework Fails to Lower Price of Prescription Drugs
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement reacting to the Build Back Better framework’s failure to lower prescription drug prices.
Oct 27, 2021New Report Highlights Innovative and Pioneering Practices for Supporting a Healthy Aging Population Worldwide2021 AARP Global Conference Focuses on New Ways to Live and Age
A new Aging Readiness and Competitiveness report from AARP and Economist Impact shows that while global life expectancy is increasing, there is a growing gap worldwide between how long someone will live and how many healthy years of life they can expect. This gap was only exacerbated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately affected older adults.
Oct 27, 2021Support networks, technology protections and education can help limit a scam’s success
A new AARP Fraud Frontiers report identified three risk factors that are present in most successful fraud and scam attempts – emotion, environment, and exposure. The findings of the report come as fraud reports have increased during the pandemic.
Oct 21, 2021New PSAs Work to Empower the Two-Thirds of American Women Who Believe They are Unlikely to Achieve Financial Security in Retirement
Although more than 8 in 10 (86%) American women approaching retirement say that achieving financial security is very important to them, just one in three (33%) women believe they are very likely to achieve it, according to AARP.  To address this confidence gap, AARP and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch “We Say Save It TM” PSAs to empower women to prioritize their financial wellbeing in retirement. Launching October 21, “We Say Save It” is designed for middle-income women seeking inspiration to begin – or continue – their work toward financial security in retirement.
Oct 20, 2021AARP SURVEY: Voters Express Widespread Support for Legislation to Make it Easier to Save for Retirement
A new AARP survey of voters ages 25+ found an overwhelming majority (92%) agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for all workers to save for retirement from their paycheck.
Oct 14, 2021Vaccination Rates Increased Slightly in Same Time Period; More than Half of Nursing Home Staff Vaccinated in Every State
The latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows the coronavirus continued to impact nursing home residents and staff in the four weeks ending September 19.
Oct 13, 2021
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2022 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits
Oct 7, 2021AARP Announces Intergenerational Family-Friendly Video App Kinoo as Winner of its Grand Pitch Finale CompetitionNew AgeTech Collaborative Platform Will Help Shine a Spotlight on Industry Experts and Enterprises Looking to Address Society’s Most Pressing Issues as We Age
AARP Innovation Labs announced Kinoo as the winner of its annual 2021 Grand Pitch Finale, held virtually on September 30th. Kinoo, the $10,000 grand-prize winner, beat out four other startups for this competition.
Oct 5, 2021AARP Announces 2022 Purpose Prize® Award Winners; Award-Winning Television and Film Actor Michael J. Fox to Receive Honorary Purpose PrizeAARP Purpose Prize Honors America’s Movers and Shakers Age 50-Plus Who Give Back, Tackle Major Societal Challenges; Five $50K Awards Will be Presented
Today, AARP announced its 2022 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients and fellows, the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who use their knowledge and life experience to solve challenging social problems. These extraordinary Americans use their experiences and selflessly dedicate their lives to build a better future for the world around them.
- Oct 4, 2021AARP Bulletin Special Report: An Essential Guide to Making Smart Medicare Choices Today and TomorrowPlus: An exclusive interview with the new chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Sep 30, 2021AARP The Magazine Celebrates Latin-American Icons in Special October/November Issue Featuring Salma Hayek, Carlos Santana, Johnny Pacheco and MorePlus: Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares a COVID Vaccine Update, Brooke Shields offers 6 Tips to Living Your Best Life, and Ricky Gervais Gets Personal
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) highlights numerous influential Latin-American icons, including cover star Salma Hayek who shares a rare look into her life as a professional Latin-American woman in Hollywood. And in an exciting exclusive, AARP commissioned ten of the world’s most prominent Latino artists to create portraits of legendary Latino actors, artists, leaders, athletes, musicians and activists who have made a lasting global impact. To tell their unique stories, AARP turned to current luminaries such as Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, Carolyne Roehm, and Bobby Valentin.
Sep 29, 2021Two-Thirds of Older Workers Open to Learning New Skills, According to AARP Research
Today AARP launched the AARP Skills Builder for WorkSM, a new platform to help older workers gain in-demand skills to give them an edge in today’s competitive job market. According to AARP research, two-thirds of older workers are interested in additional job/skills training and the same amount have taken some type of training in the past two years.
- Sep 28, 2021Latin-American Actress and Activist Salma Hayek Opens Up About Power, Womanhood and Fighting Her Way to Success in the Special Hispanic Heritage Issue of AARP The MagazineHow She Approaches Aging, Navigates Hollywood, and More in the October/November Issue
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine sat down with October/November cover star Salma Hayek to discuss her inspiring journey, advocacy and career in Hollywood. In a wide-ranging interview, the 55-year-old Latin-American multi-hyphenate details her latest projects, both behind and in front of the screen, and the importance of portraying female experiences such as menopause as authentically as possible.
Sep 28, 2021AARP Report: Average Specialty Drug Price Reached $84,442 in 2020, Rising More Than Three Times Faster Than the Prices of Other Goods and ServicesAARP Is Urging Congress to Pass Prescription Drug Reform This Year
Retail prices for 180 widely used specialty prescription drugs increased by an average of 4.8% in 2020, more than three times the rate of general inflation for that same period (1.3%), according to AARP’s latest Rx Price Watch Report.
Sep 23, 2021AARP Praises Recommendations from RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, Calls on Congress to Act Now and Help CaregiversPaid Leave and Tax Credit for Family Caregivers Could Lessen Financial and Workplace Burdens
WASHINGTON—The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council—comprised of family caregivers, health care experts and others—yesterday delivered recommendations to policymakers on how to better support family caregivers, including a call for financial and workplace security and expanding home and community-based services.
Sep 17, 2021
AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans’ access to medicines. AARP has called for fair drug prices for years and is urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs that older adults pay for their prescription drugs and impose penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.
- Sep 16, 2021Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, and More Pay Tribute to Important U.S. Latino Historical Figures In Special October/November Issue
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine (ATM) pays tribute to 10 iconic Latino Americans who have made lasting and important contributions to their community and country.
Sep 15, 2021
AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson issued the following response to the U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty, income, and health insurance in 2020.
Sep 15, 2021New AARP Analysis: COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge in Nursing Homes, Risk of Infection Three Times Higher for Unvaccinated Residents
Nursing home residents and staff experienced a surge in coronavirus in the four weeks ending August 22, with both cases and deaths roughly six times as high as they were in the four weeks ending mid-July, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard. Cases are concentrated among the unvaccinated: those residents were three times as likely to contract COVID-19 last month compared to residents who are fully vaccinated.
- Sep 1, 2021September Issue Offers a Handbook On How To Get Heard and Better Served by Retailers, Government Agencies and Other Bureaucracies
In the new issue of AARP Bulletin, top professionals in customer care explain exactly what to do to get the good treatment and fair outcome you want and deserve, reveal whether loyalty to a company provides any tangible benefits, and detail when relying on human interaction might actually NOT be to your benefit.
Aug 31, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement in response to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ reports released today
Aug 20, 2021New AARP Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support Among Voters 50+ for a Caregiver Tax Credit and Expanded In-Home CareLarge Majority of Older Voters Want to Age at Home
Across party lines, a large majority of Republican, Democrat and Independent voters support policies to help American families care for their loved ones, according to a new AARP poll of voters 50 and older.
Aug 18, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to the Biden Administration directing all nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds to require vaccinations for all staff
Aug 12, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Nursing Homes Vaccination Rates Still Well Short of Benchmark as COVID Cases Trend UpwardsAARP Calls on Facilities to Require Vaccination
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise among nursing home residents and staff, increasing 50% among residents and 60% among staff in July 12-18, compared to the preceding week, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.
Aug 10, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
- Aug 10, 2021Disability Advocates Reach Agreement with State of Kansas to Reform Services for People Living in Mental Health Nursing Facilities
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC) and Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), acting on behalf of their constituents with mental illness, have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas to expand services and provide more community residential options for individuals living in, or at risk of being admitted to, Nursing Facilities for Mental Health (NFMH).
Aug 4, 2021As Workplaces Re-Open, Family Caregivers are Worried about Infection Risks and Balancing Their ResponsibilitiesNew AARP Research Finds Most Caregivers Reported Increased Stress and Time Spent Caring for Loved Ones Due to COVID-19
New research from AARP explores how the pandemic affected people who are both working and providing care to a loved one, and their concerns about returning to pre-pandemic routines.
Aug 3, 2021Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
WASHINGTON – According to Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience and The Latino Experience, research released by AARP, 40% of Black and Latino adults have been targeted by a scam and...
- Aug 2, 2021AARP The Magazine August/September Issue: Top Tips to Enhance Your Forever Home, Ditch the 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain, PLUS Advice to Avoid Running Out of Cash for the Long RunAlso: An Oral History of 9/11; surprising revelations from cover star Jamie Lee Curtis; and an Inside Look at America’s Top Phone Fraud
WASHINGTON—In a jam-packed August/September issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Jamie Lee Curtis offers special lessons from the “Jamie University”; first responders share their stories for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; top home improvement pros offer suggestions on how to make your house a forever home; and this month’s Fraud Watch warns of a new, sinister robocall scam on the rise.
Jul 28, 2021
Six months after a lawsuit filed by AARP Foundation and the law firm of Constantine Cannon LLP, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed course and announced plans to impose much stiffer penalties for nursing facility violations, AARP Foundation said today.
- Jul 28, 2021Actress, Author and Advocate Jamie Lee Curtis Is Radiating with Energy – and Making Up for Lost Time – in The August/September Issue of AARP The MagazineBursting with Ideas and Hungry to Learn and Try New Things, the 62-year-old Actress is Again Hitting A Creative Stride
LOS ANGELES—California native Jamie Lee Curtis has spent more of her life in front of the camera than not, with several prestigious accolades including two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, a star on the...
Jul 28, 2021Granted Projects Include a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion and Pandemic Recovery
Today, AARP announced it is awarding $3.2 million to 244 Community Challenge grantees for quick-action projects to help jumpstart long-term local change. These grants will help improve public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement with an emphasis on the needs of the 50+. Many of this year’s grants support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.
Jul 15, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Just One in Five Nursing Homes Meets Industry Benchmark for Staff Vaccinations; Wide Variation from State to State
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard incorporates new data on vaccination rates among staff and residents, and finds that just one in five facilities meets the threshold of having at least 75% of staff fully vaccinated.
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
Jul 9, 2021New Survey Shows Strong Public Interest for Movement This Year
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the announcement to take federal action to reduce the high prices of prescription drugs in an Executive Order released by the White House today:
Jul 8, 2021Vast majorities want Congress to act on pricing this year
A new AARP survey released today shows that more than half (58%) of adults 50 and older are concerned they will not be able to afford prescription drugs over the next few years for themselves or their families.
Jul 1, 2021The 12th Annual Edition of “99 Great Ways to Save” Reveals All-New Tricks and Tools for Slashing Costs and Lowering Bills
AARP’s “99 Great Ways to Save” is back with a brand-new roundup of savings advice for a vastly changed post-pandemic retail marketplace. This year’s curated list offers money-saving tips that blend old-fashioned clever frugality with the latest tools and resources for saving thousands of dollars each year in this new world of shopping.
Jun 29, 2021AARP Research Shows Family Caregivers Face Significant Financial Strain, Spend on Average $7,242 Each YearAARP Launches National Campaign Urging More Support for Family Caregivers, Passage of Credit for Caring Act
New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of those caring for an adult family member (78%) are facing regular out-of-pocket costs, with the highest burden falling on younger caregivers and those who are Hispanic/Latino or African American.
Jun 24, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to the introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a bill to provide up to $400 billion for home and community-based services:
Jun 23, 2021Legislation Restores Longstanding Legal Protections for Older Workers
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote today approving the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).
Jun 22, 2021Data released today at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit gives in-depth look at how adults and health care providers view a dementia diagnosis
WASHINGTON – While dementia remains highly stigmatized, a new AARP report shows that health care providers overestimate the worry that adults 40 and older would feel if they had dementia. One in...
Jun 18, 2021Fourth Consecutive Year AARP Has Been Honored
AARP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area.