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  • 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, 2018

    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, 2018
    Special 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, 2018
    Danner 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    Survey 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, 2018
    Foundation 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, 2018
    The surveys are part of a multifaceted voter engagement partnership between Univision and AARP
  • Sep 25, 2018
    New 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, 2018
    Australia, 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    Health 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, 2018
    New 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, 2018
    Changes 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, 2018

    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, 2018
    People 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, 2018
    Convicted 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, 2018
    In 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    Shares 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, 2018

    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, 2018

    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, 2018
    New 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, 2018
    AARP 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, 2018
    A “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, 2018
    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, 2018
    Award-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, 2018
    The 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, 2018
    AARP’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, 2018
    Findings 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.

  • AARP Launches Weekly Podcast, “An AARP Take on Today”
    Jun 29, 2018
    Anchored 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, 2018
    New 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, 2018
    AARP 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....

  • Jun 19, 2018
    Focus On Older Voters, Findings Show Economic Anxiety and Concern about Social Security and Health Care

    In a newly released AARP-Politico poll, Florida voters age 50 and over do not feel better off financially despite a growing economy. The poll also found that Social Security and health care will...

  • Jun 18, 2018

    AARP's IT department has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG's Computerworld for the third consecutive year. Computerworld gives the award to organizations that...

  • Jun 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP The Magazine (ATM) has widened its lead as America’s most read print magazine, in large part due to an increase in younger readers, an independent survey of American consumers reveals.

  • Jun 15, 2018
    AARP argues that the entire ACA is constitutional and essential for older adults, requests denial of Texas’ request for preliminary injunction.

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP and AARP Foundation have asked the U.S. District Court to accept an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief explains many ways in which the ACA has greatly benefited older adults and emphasizes the importance of protections for people with preexisting conditions and the limits on charging higher rates based on age (age tax). AARP and AARP Foundation have requested that the court accept the brief in response to the state of Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of the ACA.

  • Jun 13, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Creative work from communities across the nation is showcased in the third edition of AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series, now available for free. This edition shares more than 100 articles and dozens of photographs on the ways communities throughout the U.S. are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. It also highlights mayors and other community leaders who are making this change happen. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are featured in the book.

  • Jun 12, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 6, 2018 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Continues Push for Sound Investment Advice as SEC Files Rules, Begins Field...

  • Jun 7, 2018
    What’s Next: How Your Life May Get Better in the Coming Years

    WASHINGTON, DC—Who’d have thought a decade ago that TV shows would stream on your mobile phone, or that your car would park itself? But today’s innovations are nothing compared to what’s...

  • Jun 5, 2018

    Washington, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins made a statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports released today: “Social Security and Medicare remain critical to...

  • Jun 5, 2018
    Willie Nelson – An American Icon Interview with the ‘Honest Outlaw’

    WASHINGTON, DC—The first in a series of “American Icon” exclusive interviews, Willie Nelson reflects on his life’s trajectory from small-town Texas to the country music mecca of Nashville, the friends he made along the way and his focus on only the essential things in life. With a rich, varied, textured life well-lived and career spanning over 50 years, he is one of the biggest stars in country music. Bob Dylan tells ATM, “I thought he was a genius then, and I think the same thing now.”

  • May 31, 2018
    AARP The Magazine kicks off its “American Icon” series with Willie Nelson, an exclusive on his roots in life, music and the secret of life

    LOS ANGELES, CA—The first in a series of “American Icon” exclusive interviews, Willie Nelson reflects on his life’s trajectory from small-town Texas to the country music mecca of Nashville, the friends he made along the way and his focus on only the essential things in life. With a rich, varied, textured life well-lived and career spanning over 50 years, he is one of the biggest stars in country music. The outspoken musical legend has also endured his share of heartache, from the tragic death of a son to three failed marriages. Even with a 32 million dollar IRS tax bill and drug busts weighing him down, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and carried on.

  • May 30, 2018
    2 in 5 Households Approaching Retirement have No Retirement Savings.

    NEW YORK, NY, and SANTA MONICA, CA, May 30, 2018—To help address America’s retirement savings shortfall, AARP and the Ad Council have joined forces with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LFG.A, LGF.B) to create a new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring characters and footage from the highly-anticipated film Uncle Drew from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

  • May 30, 2018
    AARP Serves in “Champion” Role in Working with Folia Health, Orbita, Pillo Health

    AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups Focused on Advancing Healthcare and...

  • May 22, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a mental health or emotional issue — 33 percent compared to 18 percent of older caregivers. Overall, mental health caregivers face higher emotional, physical and financial strain.

  • May 11, 2018
    Solutions must address drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address today on prescription drug prices:

  • May AARP Bulletin Special Report
    May 7, 2018
    Health Fixes: What Really Works (And What Not To Waste A Nickel On) To Help You Live Better and Healthier

    PLUS: Ballot Clout: Older Voters Key in 2018 Midterms Rx Safety: Pill Bottles Get Better Labels Facebook Fears: New Tips To Keep Your Info Safe Healthy Savings: Stash Cash Now For Future Medical Costs

  • May 7, 2018
    AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter team up to underscore the importance of intergenerational fitness

    WASHINGTON, DC – (May 7, 2018) Today, AARP launched its first ever Fit & Fun Health Challenge and Sweepstakes with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and...

  • May 1, 2018
    Nationwide Campaign Aims to Help Voters Age 50+ Hold Politicians Accountable

    Today, AARP launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign will provide information on where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for their positions this November.

  • Apr 30, 2018
    Curated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

    WASHINGTON, DC—With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes.

  • Apr 29, 2018
    Participants packed 1,017,504 meals for older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

    DAVIE, FL. - The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University. Participants packed 1,017,504 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

  • Apr 26, 2018
    Dramatic Legal Motion Part of Non-Profit’s Ongoing Fight for Conflict Free Investment Advice

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP asked a federal appeals court today to reconsider its surprise decision to reject a previously-approved investment rule that would protect the retirement savings of millions of Americans. Anticipating that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) itself might not request a rehearing, AARP now has filed a motion asking the full Fifth Circuit for permission to intervene in the case and, in addition, to reconsider the adverse decision made by the smaller three judge panel.

  • Apr 24, 2018
    Study Highlights Opportunities to Attract Boomers to Theatres

    WASHINGTON, DC—Baby Boomers remain a significant part of the movie-going audience with over 70 percent of this population going to the movie theatre and experiencing its amenities. However, there are significant gaps in this audience’s awareness of new theatre offerings/attractions and premium experiences. A new study released today by AARP, “What Boomers Want: Insights into Cinema Experience Preferences and Behaviors,” examines the specific preferences of movie-goers in an effort to reveal what Boomers want from their movie- going experience as well as reasons why they may not choose to go to theatres more frequently.

  • Apr 24, 2018
    Multi-Platform Partnership Focused on voters aged 50+ in 2018 Election

    ARLINGTON, VA – POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, today announced a partnership with AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization...

  • Apr 20, 2018

    While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.

  • Apr 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the passing of Barbara Bush:

  • Apr 16, 2018
    New Survey finds Most Agree on Importance of Shredding, but Almost Half Don’t Follow Through

    WASHINGTON, DC—As AARP today launches its second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” -- a five-week-long series of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud education activities in communities coast-to-coast – a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.

  • Apr 12, 2018
    Suit Challenges Blanket Bans on Wheelchair Users

    NEW YORK, NY—Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes,...

  • Apr 10, 2018
    AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees

    WASHINGTON, DC—As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the nation’s 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.

  • The Perfect Scam: Available on April 6
    Apr 5, 2018
    ‘The Perfect Scam’ Pulls Back the Curtain on America’s Most Shocking Scam Stories; Hosted by Frank Abagnale and Will Johnson

    WASHINGTON, DC — AARP announced today the launch of “The Perfect Scam”, a weekly podcast profiling America’s most shocking consumer scam stories.

  • Apr 5, 2018
    Film & TV superstar Melissa McCarthy - unpretentious, likeable, thoughtful and unexpectedly philosophical. A surprising interview reveals who most shaped her unique persona -- A fantastic mom

    WASHINGTON, DC—From her hilarious satire as the gum-chewing, podium-pushing White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, to an Emmy-winning role in the hit series, Mike & Molly, and an Oscar-nominated turn in the uproariously joyous and funny film sensation, Bridesmaids, one thing is for certain, audiences adore Melissa McCarthy. In the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), the actress and comedian, revered for her sidesplitting humor, is joined in a rare interview by her mother, Sandy. Just what molded this lovably kind ‘farm girl’ from rural Illinois who spent teenage years working and spending time with the elderly at a nursing home and had the boldness and gumption to book a one-way ticket to New York City in pursuit of her dreams? “I’ve learned so much from my mother,” says McCarthy, “starting with the fact that the world’s a nicer, happier place if everyone has a sandwich.”

  • Apr 3, 2018
    The Emmy-Winning Actress Dishes on What it Means to Get Older, Working with Senior Citizens and How Her ‘Crazy’ Mom Helped Her Achieve Stardom

    WASHINGTON, DC—Melissa McCarthy’s mom, Sandy, has a legitimate claim to the title of “World’s Most Loving Parent.” In an exclusive and emotional mother-daughter interview with AARP The Magazine, Melissa reveals details of her wild years as teenager and as a upstart on the New York City comedy scene, and the role her mom played in keeping her grounded and true to her passion during her years of near poverty. The actress also shares details of her marriage and family, her controversial appearances on Saturday Night Live, why getting older is a good thing, and her upcoming projects.

  • Apr 2, 2018
    US Government losing $1,000 to health fraud per every Medicare beneficiary; Losses are “massive,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells AARP

    WASHINGTON, DC—Roughly $60 billion is lost each year to Medicare fraud or waste, equal to 10 cents of every dollar budgeted for the program. Put another way, the amount lost to Medicare fraud in 2017 was roughly equal to the entire budgets for Homeland Security and NASA combined, an investigative report by AARP reveals. And the amount could be far worse, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who answers AARP’s questions in an exclusive interview in the April Issue of AARP Bulletin.

  • Mar 29, 2018
    Design on Aging guides to help entrepreneurs design products and services focused on older adults’ needs and preferences

    WASHINGTON, DC—In a collaborative effort to support innovation and the well-being of seniors at risk of social isolation, AARP, IDEO and Project Catalyst have launched two design guides that provide practical insights and tools for entrepreneurs developing products and services for older adults. The two Design on Aging booklets, Connected Living and Independent Living, synthesize research into the mindsets of older adults and explore how to effectively design solutions that can help people stay socially connected and physically mobile as they age.

  • Mar 28, 2018
    New Poll Finds 1 in 4 Americans Often Not Prepared to Face Aggressive Scammers

    WASHINGTON, DC—As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is redoubling its efforts to help taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them. The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year. But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed 1,005 Americans by phone, reveals that people may have a false sense of security, as three-fifths (62 percent) report they’re either extremely confident or very confident in their ability to detect fraud.

  • Mar 26, 2018
    New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services

    WASHINGTON, DC—When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP survey. Black and Latino LGBT adults report the greatest concern about future family and social supports, and greater worry about potential abuse in LTC facilities because of their race/ethnicity and sexual orientation/gender identity.

  • Mar 26, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017 (HR 4547):

  • Mar 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091):

  • Mar 21, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities, helping neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for all ages.

  • Mar 1, 2018
    What They Know That You Don’t: Insider Secrets of Doctors, Plumbers, Cops, Mechanics, Vets, Waiters and 14 Other Pros

    WASHINGTON, DC—In the March issue, AARP Bulletin spills over 90 secrets from experts and professionals that will save readers money, time and hassle. The feature reveals tips on cutting costs at...

  • Feb 28, 2018
    Desire to connect with family and friends is main driver of technology use for adults 50-plus

    WASHINGTON, DC— Ninety-one percent of tech owners 50 plus say they use personal technology to keep in touch with family and friends, according to a new AARP survey aimed at measuring and...

  • Feb 21, 2018
    A Gift from the Family of a Beloved LCE Volunteer

    WASHINGTON, DC—Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is proud to announce the Cheryl Polydor Fellowship, a generous gift from the family of Cheryl Polydor, a former LCE pro bono attorney. Ms. Polydor passed away on February 21, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer.

  • Feb 12, 2018
    Nearly Half of Respondents Also Worry About a Friend or Family Member Feeling Lonely on Valentine’s Day

    WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that only one gift really matters this year for Valentine’s Day: making time for others. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said that spending time with a romantic partner or with friends or family is the most meaningful way to celebrate the holiday. Just 13 percent of those surveyed preferred receiving flowers, candy or other gifts.

  • Feb 9, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to passage of the continuing resolution budget bill:

  • Feb 8, 2018
    Roseanne and John are Back: In laugh-filled interviews, the iconic TV couple talk about their time apart, their joyful reunion, and what the future holds

    WASHINGTON, DC—In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), the irreverent and irrepressible humor of Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are on display. In interviews, the two – who as the stars of the legendary Roseanne Show are among the most popular TV husbands and wives of all time – spar, tease, and reveal their extraordinary loyalty and appreciation for each other. The pair also take stock of the past, and talk about the return of the Roseanne Show 15 years after going off the air. In an age when sitcom “grownups” look more and more like college kids, the return of good ol’ Roseanne and Dan is a reminder that the funny bone doesn’t go numb at age 50.

  • Feb 7, 2018
    New online tool aims to increase awareness about millennials and family caregiving

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP and United Way Worldwide today announced the debut of the “Do You Care ChallengeSM,” a new easy-to-use interactive online tool that lets people get a sense of what “a day in the life” is like for a family caregiver. The tool was developed to help raise awareness about the surprising number of millennials ages 18–34 who are family caregivers and to encourage employers to create more caregiving-friendly workplaces.

  • Feb 6, 2018
    Appearances by Helen Mirren, Gary Oldman, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Blythe Danner, Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Aaron Sorkin, Willem Dafoe, Jason Clarke, Alfre Woodard, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Cumming, Betty Gabriel, Richard Jenkins, Rian Johnson, Laurie Metcalf, Marcus Henderson, Michael Gracey and more

    LOS ANGELES, CA — AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards were held tonight at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, celebrating 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizing the inspiring artists who make them. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the awards will be broadcast for the first time on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.

  • Feb 5, 2018

    The Food Research & Action Center and AARP Foundation today released a free, online course, "Screen & Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults," to educate health care and...

  • Feb 5, 2018
    Awards Honor Innovative Work by People Age 50-Plus with Focus on Social Good

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced there are 30 days left to submit online nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize which honors outstanding individuals, age 50-plus, who use their life experience to make a better future for all. This fall, AARP will award $60,000 to each of five AARP Purpose Prize winners, intended to assist them in accelerating and expanding their community-focused work.

  • Feb 1, 2018
    One of America’s Most Beloved TV Couples is Back, Wiser, Happier and More Outrageous Than Ever.

    WASHINGTON, DC—Good news: The trademark irreverent and straight-talking humor of Roseanne Barr remains in full throttle – perhaps more so, at the age of 65. And two decades of extraordinary movie success hasn’t affected John Goodman’s deep connection, both personally, and on screen, with Roseanne. In the new issue of America’s most-read magazine, one of the most beloved blue-collar TV couples offer perspective and sensibility on the present stage of their lives. “I really appreciate the fact that AARP didn’t ask me to do their nude centerfold this issue,” deadpans Barr.

  • Feb 1, 2018
    Free tax preparation service celebrates 50 years and 50 million served

    WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning today and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.

  • Jan 30, 2018
    New survey finds that people who say they have healthy diets also report better brain health

    WASHINGTON, DC—Adults age 40-plus who say they eat healthy foods most of the time are twice as likely to rate their brain health and mental sharpness as “excellent” or “very good” compared to adults who rarely eat a healthy diet (77% vs. 39%), according to a new AARP consumer survey on brain health and nutrition. But only about one-third (35%) of adults surveyed reported eating nutritious and well-balanced meals “most of the time (5-7 days).”

  • Jan 30, 2018
    Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and others join award-winning actor and host Alan Cumming at a Star-Studded Evening on Monday, Feb. 5 in Los Angeles

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the official presenters for the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Alfre Woodard, Jason Clarke, Mark Hamill, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Shari Belafonte, Willem Dafoe, Kelly Marie Tran, Doug Jones, Michael Gracey, Molly Bloom and others will join host Alan Cumming at the star-studded event that will be celebrated on Monday, February 5th at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

  • Jan 30, 2018
    AAPI Fraud Victims Age 50 and Older Lost More Than $15,000 on Average, Reported Emotional and Health-Related Issues

    WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly four in ten (39 percent) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) age 50 and older report that they or their family members have experienced fraud schemes, according to the recent fraud survey from AARP. Additionally, one-third (33 percent) of victims lost $15,000 on average. Non-financial costs are even more widespread, with most fraud victims (72 percent) experiencing some sort of emotional, physical or mental health impact, including anger, stress and anxiety, difficulty sleeping and shame.

  • Jan 17, 2018
    The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 5, Hosted by Actor Alan Cumming

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP The Magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri contending in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Award-winning film and stage actor Alan Cumming will host the star-studded evening at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 5.

  • Jan 16, 2018
    Study focuses on smartphone apps for care coordination, emergency response systems, and online services for in-home aide selection. Report conducted by Project Catalyst group comprised of founding members AARP, Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, MedStar Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    WASHINGTON, DC—Family caregivers can benefit from technology designed to meet their specific care needs, according to an AARP report issued today that details how technology can help caregivers and their care recipients. The report’s findings indicate that there is a need in the marketplace for technology products that support family caregivers.

  • Jan 9, 2018
    Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP welcomes passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759). The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and in the U.S. House by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers.

  • Jan 5, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on employment discrimination in the digital era:

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