- Jun 11, 2019
A House Education and Labor Committee vote today approving the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA) was lauded by AARP as a key step toward enactment.
Jun 11, 2019Experts Recommend Other Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy, Including Exercise and Diet
WASHINGTON—Today, the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a new report that concludes dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia or...
Jun 6, 2019An AARP Exclusive: A NEW AGE Photo Project and Stories Reveal How Aging is Changing Worldwide
A NEW AGE, a portfolio of photographs and stories that reveal the ways aging has changed in America and across the globe, makes its world premiere in the new issue of AARP the Magazine. This landmark project – which features all-new images from 22 award-winning photographers – was over a year in the making.
Jun 5, 2019New Rule Fails to Put the Interests of the Investor First
AARP is alarmed by the outcome of SEC’s rule-making today on the standards of conduct for financial professionals. Often described as an important opportunity to protect Americans saving for retirement, the new rule does not strengthen investor protections, nor does it improve the quality of advice upon which investors rely.
Jun 5, 2019Behind the Scenes, Washington Insiders Are Creating Policies and Programs that Will Shape Your Future. Find Out Who They Are and What You Should Know About Them.
In this month’s issue of AARP Bulletin, we demystify the expert thinkers and administrators who drive policy on issues vital to older Americans, such as Medicare, Social Security and consumer fraud.
Jun 5, 2019
NEW YORK — Cities of Service today announced six U.S. cities will participate in its new Cities of Service Experience Matters program. With support from AARP, Cities of Service will work with...
Jun 4, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, AARP and The Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network | Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), announced a series of presidential candidate forums in locations across...
- Jun 3, 2019Award-Winning Actor Jeff Daniels Discusses His Role of a Lifetime in the June/July Issue of AARP The MagazineIn an exclusive interview with ATM, the actor and playwright reflects on mastering one of literature and film’s best-known characters through experience, preparation and his Midwestern roots
In an exclusive interview for the June/July issue of AARP the Magazine (ATM), Daniels discusses landing the job, constructing his own version of the iconic character for the 21st century and utilizing his years of experience to perfect the Tony-nominated role.
- Jun 3, 2019Images from joint effort with Magnum Photos now on display in AARP the Magazine and online
A New Age, a nearly year-long global photojournalism project that documents the evolving face of aging, has made its premier in the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine, the nation’s most read print publication, with over 38 million readers. At the same time, a more expansive version of the photo project is appearing at aarp.org/newage.
May 22, 2019Many Unaware of Caller ID Limitations and Are Underusing ‘Do Not Call’ Registry
While a large majority of Americans suspect that most of the automated telephone messages – or “robocalls” -- that they receive are attempts at scams, few are taking actions to protect themselves, according to results of a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
May 21, 2019
Today Laurie McCann, senior attorney at AARP, testified on Capitol Hill before the the Education and Labor Committee U.S. House of Representatives on "Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Opening Doors to Opportunity."
May 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug...
May 15, 2019An Intergenerational Threat That Increasingly Pressures Older Americans
Student loan debt has been a skyrocketing problem across multiple age groups over recent decades, and an AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report highlights the important role that older Americans play in financing college education for their children, grandchildren and other family members.
- May 14, 2019New federal tax credit to help family caregivers who spend own money to care for loved ones
WASHINGTON—AARP endorses the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives today, and commends the sponsors. This bill would give a federal...
- May 14, 2019
AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff is among the witnesses testifying before today’s hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, “Challenges in the Retirement System.”
May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Now through August 15 in select markets across the United States, AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is engaging a network of volunteers who will help low- and moderate-income older...
May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Services Research in AARP Public Policy Institute, testified on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee...
May 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following statement is from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final...
May 2, 2019Drug Prices Are Rising Far Faster Than Inflation. AARP Is Fighting To Make The Drugs You Need More Affordable.
Yes, medicine can be made more affordable. Despite drug manufacturers’ best efforts, the tides are beginning to turn on rising drug prices. The May issue of AARP Bulletin features...
- May 1, 2019Participants Encouraged to Walk 30 Minutes a Day from May 1-June 30
AARP launched its 2nd Annual Fit & Fun Health Challenge today with Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin.
- Apr 25, 2019Low Confidence that Savings and Social Security Will Cover Living Expenses
AARP today released a survey that indicates that a majority of U.S. adults may be at risk of a retirement savings gap.
Apr 24, 2019AARP-Branded Fitness Parks Will Offer Exercise Equipment to Local Communities
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—Today, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins opened the first of many AARP-branded fitness parks that the organization will donate to local communities to commemorate AARP’s 60th...
Apr 22, 2019
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins responds to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today.
- Apr 17, 201920 Million Family Caregivers Performing Complex Medical/Nursing Tasks with Little Instruction, Finds New AARP Report
NEW ORLEANS—Half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical/nursing tasks for their family members and friends, including giving injections, preparing...
Apr 8, 2019New AARP Research on Grandparents Busts Stereotypes on Attitudes, Employment, Finances and LifestyleResearch Finds That Age of First-Time Grandparents Rises from 47 to 50; Number of Grandparents in Workforce Increases from 24 to 40 Percent
AARP released its Grandparents Today National Survey highlighting the latest trends among grandparents in the United States. Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent from 56 million to 70 million. The research found that grandparents spend an average of $2,562 annually on their grandchildren, equaling approximately $179 billion dollars per year. The youngest grandparent is about 38 years old, with 50 being the average age of becoming a first-time grandparent.
- Apr 5, 2019Veteran TV Host Kathie Lee Gifford Reflects on her Career, Widowhood and the Possibility of New Love
Former “Today” show host Kathie Lee Gifford says goodbye to hosting and speaks candidly about her decision to go from iconic TV personality to leading lady in an in-depth interview for the April/May issue of AARP the Magazine (ATM).
- Apr 4, 2019Fish Tales: Daymond John, Jean Chatzky, and America’s Money Mavens Advise Consumers on How to Save MoneyAARP Studios premieres YouTube series on good money management practices
Most Americans feel uneasy about their money management and financial futures. To help address these concerns and provide actionable tips and consumers can take today, AARP Studios announced today a new five-part Fishing for Advice video series.
- Apr 4, 2019Average Brand-Name Drug Price Now Over 18 Times Higher Than Average Generic Drug Price, New AARP Report Shows
WASHINGTON—The average annual cost of therapy for one widely used brand-name prescription drug in 2017 was over 18 times higher than the cost of therapy for one generic drug, according to a new...
Apr 3, 2019AARP Applauds Energy and Commerce Committee for Action on CREATES Act and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and...
Apr 2, 2019Experts Reveal What Tools They—And You—Can Use to Prevents Scams and Catch the Scammers
“How We Can Beat Fraud,” an 8-page special report on the best approaches now being pursued by companies, law enforcers and entrepreneurs to block fraud. Plus: the four most common phone frauds today, and how to detect and prevent them.
Apr 1, 2019AARP and AARP Foundation Submit Amicus Brief in Support of ACA and the Security It Provides Older AmericansInvalidating the Law Would Impose an “Age Tax” and End Pre-Existing Condition Protections
WASHINGTON—AARP and AARP Foundation filed an amicus brief today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and...
Mar 28, 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on Stewart v. Azar and Gresham v. Azar: “AARP is heartened by...
Mar 28, 2019Host Jean Chatzky Helps Women Solve Vexing Retirement Planning Challenges
AARP announced today the launch of AARP Closing the Savings Gap™ podcast series, which profiles women across the country who are paired with financial planners to solve common challenges in financial and retirement planning.
Mar 27, 2019AARP Applauds Subcommittee Action on CREATES Act and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and...
- Mar 25, 2019Beloved ‘Today’ Show Host Kathie Lee Gifford Discusses Living out Her Lifelong Dream in the April/May Issue of AARP The MagazineIn an exclusive interview with ATM, the veteran TV host reflects on her career, widowhood and the possibility of new love
Television host, actress, singer and author Kathie Lee Gifford says goodbye to the “Today” show and speaks candidly about her decision to go from iconic TV personality to leading lady in an in-depth interview for the April/May issue of AARP the Magazine (ATM).
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...