- Jan 3, 2018January/February AARP Bulletin Special Report: Great Second Careers — 16 People who Found Success, Security and Happiness after 50 with a New JobA new report challenging the brain-health benefits of caffeine, red wine and dark chocolate. 29 places where harmful bacteria hide at your supermarket. The shocking assault by con artists on America’s vets and their families. How to get your wishes by command with new voice-activated “smart speakers”.
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly half of older workers have changed jobs since turning 50. Although it may seem daunting to some, starting over doesn’t mean you’re starting from scratch. In the January/February issue, AARP Bulletin highlights 16 people who reinvented their careers after age 50 and reveals how they found deeper joy and satisfaction – and often, financial success. From a corporate attorney turned organic farmer to a cancer survivor reclaiming her health as a skincare entrepreneur, or a former pastor finding a second life as a bed and breakfast owner, AARP Bulletin highlights how they achieved prosperity and how you can too.
- Jan 3, 2018‘Interview an Advisor’ Guides Process with Questions about Qualifications and Standards
WASHINGTON, DC—Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisor™, launched today by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
Dec 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP reacted today to new survey findings from GfK MRI that AARP The Magazine (ATM) is officially America’s most-read magazine. ATM, AARP’s monthly magazine and flagship publication, continues to serve as a primary source of information and entertainment for people age 50-plus – with a readership of 38.3 million – the largest of any magazine in the U.S., according to data from market research firm GfK MRI.
Dec 19, 2017AARP opposes tax bill because of negative impact on older adults
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives raising its concerns with significant shortcomings in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as highlighting some important provisions for older Americans.
- Dec 15, 2017Barbara Hannah Grufferman. ISBN: 978-1-4262-1832-3 | On Sale: Feb. 6, 2018 | Trade Paper | $19.99. An inspiring guide to look, feel, and be your best, one small step at a time.
WASHINGTON, DC—With both wisdom and wit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman challenges readers to take control of their lives in her new book, Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic/AARP, February 2018). Here Grufferman, a nationally recognized advocate for positive living, offers small, practical tips—backed by science—encouraging readers to become their best selves. With frank advice about everything from health to relationships to sex to plastic surgery, Grufferman motivates readers to stay driven and committed to achieving their personal goals. Free of hype, this book is for anyone who has ever thought:
Dec 13, 2017AARP Foundation Survey Finds Positive Feelings Associated With Holidays but Also Concern for Family Members Who May Feel LonelyAARP Foundation Draws Attention to Social Isolation and Offers Resources at Connect2Affect
WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that people are feeling good about spending time with friends and family this holiday season, with many survey respondents noting that they are feeling happy (67%), loved (47%), joyful (46%) and excited (44%).
- Dec 12, 2017AARP Foundation and Rock Health Announce DispatchHealth as Winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge
SAN FRANCISCO—AARP Foundation and Rock Health have announced DispatchHealth as the winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with solutions that help vulnerable older adults remain in their homes and communities. The challenge is focused on innovations that reduce unnecessary health care services, costs and hospital readmission rates while allowing older adults the opportunity to live independently in their homes. This year’s finalists were DispatchHealth, FRND Health, and RoundTrip.
Dec 11, 2017Caregivers, Facing More Stress During The Holidays, Change The Way They Celebrate, AARP Survey Uncovers
Nearly seven out of 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for their loved one during the holidays, according to AARP's new Holiday Caregiving survey. To help manage the...
Dec 7, 20172018 Cuts Would Reduce Access to Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to prevent $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare in 2018 that would result from the enactment of H.R. 1...
- Dec 6, 2017AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th
- Dec 6, 2017Helen Mirren to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups® AwardsMFG Awards will be Televised for the First-Time Ever on PBS Series Great Performances
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP The Magazine announced today that Helen Mirren will receive the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The AARP Movies for Grownups® multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.
- Dec 4, 2017• Cover Interview: Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer shares her intimate thoughts about ‘living in the moment’ and about her surprising role in The Shape of Water • Sports: Top athletes share how coaches changed their lives • Money: Five questions that reveal if you are financially healthy • Fraud Watch: How to ensure your holiday donation is not funding a scam • Health: The five types of winter coughs, and how to decode them • True-Life Mystery: A riveting tale of the unraveling of a man’s life, and how his wife uncovered the disease that led to his murder • 2018 Tech Guide: Cool new gear that solves everyday hassles A peek inside the latest issue of AARP The Magazine, with web exclusives, can be found at www.aarp.org/magazine
WASHINGTON, DC—In the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), Oscar®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer shares her thoughts on her most treasured experiences and bonds that she’s formed along her rise to fame. Spencer also discusses her unexpected turn in the new film, The Shape of Water, a romantic fairy tale. For the first time, Spencer occupies a role where she doesn’t have to talk about race and expresses her surprising thoughts on portraying the best friend of a woman who falls in love with a sea monster.
- Dec 1, 2017Octavia Spencer, Just Where She Wants to Be! The Award-Winning Actress Shares Her Most Treasured Moments Rising to Fame in the December/January Issue of AARP The MagazineIn an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine, Octavia Spencer talks about her latest film and recounts the importance of living in the moment while on the way up with family and friends
LOS ANGELES, CA—After years of struggles playing unnamed roles – clerk, waitress, bus driver, and woman in elevator – the now Oscar®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® Film Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is making the most of her opportunities, but what she treasures the most are the experiences and bonds forged along her journey.
Nov 30, 2017Millions of Older Americans Would See Tax Hikes or No Tax Relief, Millions More May See Their Health Care Premiums Rise
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing concerns about tens of billions of dollars in potential cuts to Medicare next year alone, as well as potential tax increases or little or no tax relief for older Americans. The full text of the letter to the Senate is below:
- Nov 30, 2017December AARP Bulletin Special Report: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Potentially Reduce the Risks of Brain Disease for Years to ComePlus, age discrimination on the rise in job recruiting. Tips on protecting yourself from the top holiday scams. Why it’s okay to tap into your nest egg. And check out the best gifts that reap rewards long after the holiday season.
WASHINGTON, DC—How can each of us keep our mind sharp as can be, for as long as possible? AARP takes on the question in the December issue of the AARP Bulletin, with a special report that provides a four-step guide to better your brain based on the newest, most exciting research. Learn how to help safeguard your memory (and which popular “memory boosters” have now been disproven), find out the most-recently discovered risk factors for Alzheimer’s, and get the newest thinking on how cell phones, computers and TV are rewiring our brains and affecting our ability to concentrate. Plus, revealing new research on a toxin-removal system that might be the fundamental clue to preventing brain disease. In addition, AARP Bulletin sits down with Bill Gates to discuss his new crusade to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
- Nov 28, 2017Increasing number of Baby Boomers look to escape their daily routines for relaxing, rejuvenating getaways
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today from AARP Travel finds Baby Boomers report fewer vacation barriers heading into 2018 (20% report no barriers compared to 12% in 2017) with a stronger urge to relax and rejuvenate (up from 38% to 49%). The annual AARP Travel Trends survey also finds that international travelers want to see things from a local’s perspective with nearly half reporting interest in touring with a local (49% compared to 40% in 2017).
Nov 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:
Nov 16, 2017Tufts Medical Center and Pharmacy Quality Alliance receive grants for cancer treatment and diabetes care proposals
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Tufts Medical Center are this year’s AARP’s Quality Measures Innovation Grant award winners. They will each receive a grant of $150,000 and will have access to OptumLabs’ unique data assets and feedback from National Quality Forum’s Measure Incubator™ as they develop innovative quality health measures that address important gaps in diabetes and cancer care.
Nov 15, 2017Using tax bill to undermine health insurance market is bad public policy
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:
Nov 15, 2017Notes concerns about tax increases on older Americans, and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017:
Nov 14, 2017
Continuing its commitment to producing digital series that explore and document people living life to the fullest and defying expectations, AARP Studios announced today the launch of Badass Pilot:...
Nov 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond gave comments in response to the tax proposal released today in the U.S. Senate:
Nov 9, 2017
AARP Foundation and Rock Health today announced the finalists for the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that help older adults...
Nov 8, 2017AARP Disappointed in House Committee Vote to Keep Health Tax, Continues Effort to Protect Medical Expense Deduction in Tax Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, DC—Disappointed with the outcome of today’s committee vote, AARP will continue to strongly support including the medical expense deduction in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Nov 8, 2017New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans
The AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service today jointly announced the launch of Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn those who have served in the...
Nov 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the grant recipients of its Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts. With matching funds from AARP and AARP Foundation, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund raised $3.25 million to help hurricane victims – especially those age 50 and older – in Houston and Southeast Texas.
Nov 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s recent survey shows that positive emotions far outweigh negative emotions for both family caregivers and care recipients. Family caregivers report more positive emotions despite half feeling stressed or worried and care recipients report more positive emotions despite 6 out of 10 feeling less independent. The survey also found that family caregivers who felt more prepared to take on their role were more likely to report positive emotions than negative.
Nov 2, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond gave initial comments in response to “tax reform” legislation being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives:
- Nov 2, 2017David Axelrod, Soledad O'Brien Join AARP in Honoring Winners and Fellows of Community Service-Focused AARP Purpose Prize Award
At a gala to be held tonight at Chicago's Field Museum, AARP will present $50,000 awards to each of five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize Award™ which recognizes outstanding work by people age...
- Nov 1, 2017November AARP Bulletin Delves into the State of America’s Nursing Homes and Reveals the Best-Kept Secret of Caregivers in AmericaPlus, how to prepare yourself for late life money decisions; Why “free” is an effective tool for scammers; Tips on how to eat well all holiday long
WASHINGTON, DC—Shocking news reports and videos of nursing homes in crisis after recent hurricanes have tens of millions of Americans all asking the same question: Just how safe are America’s nursing homes? AARP takes on the question in the November issue of the AARP Bulletin, with a special report that provides need-to-know insights on how the industry operates today, how it plans for emergencies, new regulations that will affect future safety, growing competition, and how the industry must evolve to serve roughly 1.4 million of America’s frailest citizens.
Oct 31, 2017AARP Foundation & Urban Institute Report Reveals Key Skills and Potential Jobs for Low-Income Older WorkersReport identifies areas of job growth and opportunity for older workers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and the projected availability of different occupations. The report, funded by AARP Foundation, also examines low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024 and analyze the education, experience, and on-the-job training requirements for those occupations. The purpose of the report is to better inform programming for workforce agencies and potential employers.
Oct 31, 2017AARP Foundation Announces Urban Institute Report Showing First Comprehensive View into the 13MM Low Income Older WorkersReport reveals more older Americans working live below poverty line than ones who are unemployed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024. This report, funded by AARP Foundation, is the first of its kind to study both older adults and low-income workers. With Americans living longer and life expectancy continuing to increase the research is designed to provide a better understanding of employment trends for low-income older workers.
- Oct 27, 2017Medal Replicas to be Presented to Veterans and Their Family Members
WASHINGTON, DC— AARP saluted the Filipino and Filipino American veterans of World War II by funding the minting of 1,000 bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal to be given to veterans and their family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice. Commissioned by Congress, the medals are the highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
Oct 25, 2017AARP named an Official Community Sponsor of the Club
LOS ANGELES - The five-time MLS Cup winning team, the LA Galaxy and AARP have entered into a multiyear agreement that names AARP an official and community sponsor. The agreement, brokered by AEG Global...
Oct 24, 2017
NEW YORK—Faced with a rapid increase in the number of caregivers in the workplace, Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP today launched Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace: A...
Oct 24, 2017AARP Announces AARP Purpose Prize Winners; Five $50K Cash Awards Will Be Presented at November 2 Gala in Chicago
AARP today announced the five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize™ which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their...
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market:
Oct 18, 2017The ‘Health Tax’ Could Cost Individuals this Tax Season
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health care costs from a “health tax” in 2017.
Oct 13, 2017AARP Response to Trump Administration’s Decision to Discontinue Paying Federal Cost-Sharing Reductions
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that ACA cost-sharing reduction (CSR)...
Oct 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the following statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in response to the announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2018:
- Oct 12, 2017New AARP documentary starring TV personality Marco Antonio Regil showcases Latinos tackling the family caregiver role
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language...
- Oct 9, 2017AARP says now is the time to compare Medicare plans, and there’s free help available
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment.
- Oct 9, 2017Inside the October/November Issue of AARP The Magazine: TV Icon Ted Danson Opens Up about Love, Success, and Finding Balance in LifePLUS:
On the verge of turning 70, Ted Danson is experiencing one of the happiest and most productive periods in his life. But getting there wasn't easy. In the October/November issue of AARP The...
- Oct 5, 2017America Still Kno-o-ows His Name! Ted Danson Shares His Path to Finding Balance, Love and Success in the October/November AARP The Magazine
WASHINGTON, DC—Ted Danson’s career may have been at a peak playing the shallow, philandering bartender Sam Malone in Cheers, one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. But when he officially closed the “bar” in 1993, his personal life was approaching a nadir. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), the Emmy-award winner, now 69, shares why his happiest years have come after his hair went gray. Danson reveals his secrets to making the second half of life the richest part by finding balance, whether it’s accepting that life will be messy, fighting fear with gratitude, or embracing the challenges of work when many of those around you are younger.
Oct 3, 2017AARP Survey Also Finds Obstacles: Many have not applied for jobs or updated a resume in years, believe employers perceive age as disadvantage
WASHINGTON, DC—Many older American workers say they plan on getting a new job.
- Oct 2, 2017October AARP Bulletin Reveals How to Get the Best Medicare Coverage at the Least Cost in 2018 and BeyondPlus, a special report on America's most outrageous con artists; Why more businesses are hiring older workers; All-new thinking about the healthiness of salt; How to prepare a "go bag" for potential emergencies; AARP's relief efforts for Harvey and Irma; and much more
Approximately 58 million Americans today rely on Medicare for their health insurance. As the program enters its 52nd year, the number of choices and options has skyrocketed. Add in that certain...
Sep 27, 2017Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028). The legislation, introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), calls for the development of a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. It would bring together stakeholders from the private and public sectors to recommend actions that communities, providers, government, and others are taking and may take to help make the big responsibilities of caregiving a little bit easier.
Sep 26, 2017AARP relieved that older Americans will be spared the harmful impact of Graham-Cassidy bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today issued the following statement in response to the decision not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Sep 25, 2017AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With SCSEP, BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50 ProgramsFoundation 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 several programs, including the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50+. These programs are particularly relevant given that the number of Americans age 50+ who are working or looking for work has grown significantly over the past decade and is expected to continue to increase. The number of 50+ U.S. labor force participants is anticipated to grow from 25% in 2002 to 35% by 2022.
- Sep 25, 2017All-star cast celebrates Rickles' life and seven-decade career over food, drinks and laughs in this special 13-episode series
AARP Studios, Winbrook Entertainment and Stamper Lumber Company announced today the launch of its original legacy series "Dinner with Don," starring the legendary Don Rickles and more than a dozen...
- Sep 22, 2017Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale Provides Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud
WASHINGTON, DC—With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves.
Sep 20, 2017New online tool kit provides guidelines and resources for faith-based organizations looking to reach older Americans
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the release of their first African-American/Black Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit. This self-service tool kit was created by AARP experts in collaboration with faith leaders from across the nation as a resource to aid in addressing the unique issues that affect many African-Americans aged 50+ in the faith-based community.
Sep 15, 2017Legislation will help the nation’s 40 million family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The legislation (H.R. 3759) was introduced by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with original cosponsors Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the RAISE Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028) in the U.S. Senate in May.
Sep 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—- AARP Foundation and Rock Health today are launching the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge and calling on digital health startups to apply. Competitors in the 2017 Aging in Place Challenge have the chance to earn a $50,000 cash prize and work with AARP Foundation to improve the lives of vulnerable seniors by addressing issues that help to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, costs, and hospital readmission rates—especially as described in the CMS 30-day hospital readmission measure.
Sep 13, 2017AARP, AARP Foundation Joined by Miami Dolphins and Owner Stephen Ross in Creating Relief Fund for Older Victims of Hurricane IrmaSecure website now accepting donations to aid victims
WASHINGTON, DC—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which ravaged the Caribbean and southeastern United States with significant storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rains, AARP Foundation has created a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund to support the storm victims – especially those age 50 and older. They are joined in this effort by AARP, the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross. The three organizations will match contributions - dollar for dollar - up to $750,000, with 100 percent of the money raised going directly into the community to support victims of Hurricane Irma.
Sep 12, 2017Increasing enrollment, creating greater stability and competition in the market, and lowering costs for consumers should be the goal, says AARP
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP submitted written testimony today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urging Congress to focus on commonsense solutions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, increase enrollment and competition, and lower costs for consumers.
Sep 7, 2017AARP Funds 88 Quick Action Community Projects to Make Places More Livable
AARP announces 89 winners for its first-ever AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of all ages. The winning...
Sep 7, 2017New AARP reports show retail prices for specialty drugs increased by an average of nearly 10% as generic drug prices show a mixed bag
Retail prices for specialty prescription drugs widely used by older Americans ballooned by an average of 9.6% between 2014 and 2015, the highest increase since at least 2006, while retail prices...
Sep 6, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Washington, D.C., Sept. 10 and 11, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older-Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityNation's capital volunteers to pack 1.5 million meals for local seniors and veterans, bringing the total to 3 million meals this summer
AARP Foundation will wrap up its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a two-day Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in Washington, D.C., at the National Mall...
- Sep 5, 2017September AARP Bulletin Gives Rare Look Behind the Surgeon's Mask, Reveals How to Find and Pick the Best Doctor and Hospital for YouPlus, the growing American epidemic of prediabetes; how to protect your Social Security number from crooks; what's hot (and not) in the fast-changing world of collectibles; and an exclusive interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King about life since the infamous Battle of the Sexes
The most important health decision you will ever make may be who you pick to be your surgeon. An AARP investigative report shows that some surgeons have complication rates three times the industry...
Aug 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the new Richmond, Va., location for its BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative. The new location expands the successful program, which has now grown to...
Aug 29, 2017Secure website now accepting donations to aid victims; AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $1 million to provide much needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson today announced that AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those age 50 and older –as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding devastate Houston and the southeastern Texas region. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $1 million for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Aug 29, 2017Nearly Half of People Age 18-39 Say It's 'Normal To Be Depressed' In Older Age; but Only 10 Percent of Older People Agree
The findings of a new independently conducted survey, released today by AARP, reveal that younger people (especially those currently age 18-39) may be in for a pleasant surprise later in life –...
Aug 28, 2017100+ Inspiring Ideas From America's Community Leaders
The second title in AARP's Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series is now available for free. This edition shares new and inspiring solutions from community leaders across the nation, who...
Aug 24, 2017Rules Allow Employers to Penalize Employees for Exercising Their Civil Rights to Keep Private Health Information Private
WASHINGTON, DC—A federal court has handed workers a major victory in an AARP suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging recent workplace wellness rules that allow employers to penalize employees for keeping health information private.
Aug 10, 2017Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active
WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs.
- Aug 7, 2017Celebrity Cover Interview: Jessica Lange Gets Personal On Life, Happiness, Resilience and Aging in Hollywood AARP The Magazine Announces: TV for GrownupsSM The Summer of Love: Did the Hippies Get it Right? Princess Diana, 20 Years Later: Remembering the People’s Princess What I Know Now: John Lithgow on the Fine Line Between Horror and Comedy Personal Finance: Hidden Bank Fees—Six Extra Charges and How to Avoid Paying Them Health: Travel Aids—Surprising Items to Pack to Keep You Feeling Great on Vacation Scams: Malware Strikes are on the Rise—7 Ways to Keep Your Computer Safe A peek inside the August/September Issue of AARP the Magazine, with web exclusives, can be found at www.aarp.org/magazine/.
WASHINGTON, DC—For the first time ever, AARP The Magazine (ATM) is providing readers with a double cover on its August-September issue, featuring an exclusive commemorative “Summer of Love” painting by legendary artist Peter Max. Underneath this brightly colored wrap, the official cover showcases actress Jessica Lange, who provides a retrospective look at her career and her thoughts on life, happiness, resilience and aging in Hollywood. The cover package also includes 5 things you probably didn’t know about Jessica, and comments about her long-time partner Sam Shepard, who passed away in July.
Aug 3, 2017First priority should be to help stabilize health insurance market
WASHINGTON, DC—One week after the Senate attempted to pass a bad health care bill, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives urging them to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage, lower costs, stabilize markets, and improve care and released the following statement:
Aug 3, 2017Combatting Social Isolation and Improving Health and Fitness Levels Are Among Areas of Concentration
AARP and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of...
Aug 2, 2017TV for Grownups® Celebrates Television Geared for 50-plus Audience; Announces Plans to Launch First Annual TV for Grownups® Awards in 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP launched today its new entertainment initiative TV for Grownups®. Following in the footsteps of its influential Movies for Grownups®, TV for Grownups® aims to connect 50-plus viewers with smart, relevant, entertaining shows and the actors who star in them, plus help demystify the technology associated with home entertainment. AARP also announced it will hold the first annual TV for Grownups® Awards in 2018.
- Jul 31, 2017Jessica Lange Graces the Cover of AARP The Magazine’s Summer Issue: After Collecting Every Major Acting Award, Lange Reflects on Her Life and Reveals Her Staying Power in HollywoodThe August-September cover story also includes: Five things you didn’t know about Jessica!
WASHINGTON, DC—For more than 40 years, Jessica Lange has captivated audiences in theatres and movie screens, accumulating multiple Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony awards along the way—and she shows no signs of slowing down in an industry fraught with ageism. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), the amazingly talented actress provides a retrospective look at her career and her thoughts on life, happiness, resilience and aging in Hollywood.
Jul 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Reacting to today’s defeat of the Senate’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
Jul 27, 2017Latest health care bill no better than other bills
WASHINGTON, DC—As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called “skinny” health care repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators opposing the bill and released the following statement:
Jul 27, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityTwin Cities-area volunteers aim to pack half a million meals for local seniors in one day
AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Aug. 6, in St. Paul, Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas AARC Field House....
Jul 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—In response to today’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
- Jul 25, 2017Research shows certain activities can benefit brain health, but brain games not one of them
WASHINGTON, DC—The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan.
Jul 21, 2017AARP calls on Senators to vote ‘NO’ on pending Motion to Proceed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP’s strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.
- Jul 20, 2017Features and videos will keep women, 40-plus, up-to-date and in-the-know
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the launch of “The Girlfriend,” a new digital publication for Gen-X women. The weekly newsletter features timely, useful and entertaining content for today’s 40-plus woman.
Jul 19, 2017AARP and Ad Council Launch New PSA Campaign to Empower Millions of Americans to Get on Track for RetirementThe Campaign Introduces an Interactive Digital Experience that Breaks Down the Challenge of Saving into Simple, Achievable Steps
NEW YORK, NY—Two in five households headed by Americans age 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National institute on Retirement Security.* To help address this savings shortfall, AARP and the Ad Council are launching a Saving for Retirement campaign to empower people to take control of their financial futures. The integrated PSA campaign, created pro bono by FCB New York, will remind consumers they have already demonstrated the financial savvy it takes to tackle this challenge, and a new interactive online resource at AceYourRetirement.org will provide personalized tips to inspire them to take action.
Jul 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—As the US House Budget Committee plans to markup the budget bill tomorrow, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ Budget Blueprint
Jul 18, 2017Special Disrupt Aging-Focused Supplement to August Issue of The Gerontologist Features 12 Peer-Reviewed Research Papers
The ways in which negative attitudes about aging can affect people's health and quality of life are the focus of 12 peer-reviewed research papers in a new supplemental issue of The Gerontologist...
Jul 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins made a statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report released today: AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said “Social Security and...
Jul 13, 2017Urges Senate to ‘Vote No’ and Start from Scratch
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s firm opposition to the latest version of the harmful Senate health bill:
“This bill may have changed but the results are the same: higher costs and less coverage for older Americans. We urge the Senate to vote ‘NO’ and start from scratch on a new health bill that lowers costs and maintains vital protections and coverage that millions of Americans count on.
Jul 11, 2017New Ads Emphasize Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Families in Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and West Virginia
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released new television and radio ads urging five US Senators to oppose the health care bill. The new ads come as the Senate reconvenes following an Independence Day work period that further cemented the public’s desire to scrap a bill that would mean higher costs and less coverage.
Jun 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report issued yesterday, which further analyzed the proposed Medicaid cuts, titled Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending. The report follows the CBO score issued earlier this week of the Senate health bill that predicts 15 million people would lose health coverage in 2018.
- Jun 28, 2017Plus, AARP and University of Michigan Reveal Findings from the New National Poll on Healthy Aging; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Addresses How Other Countries are Preparing for an Aging Population; A Practical Guide to Nurse Practitioners, and More
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP has researched and identified over $34,000 worth of all-new practical, money-saving techniques, and shares the specifics in its eight annual “99 Great Ways to Save” roundup that appears in the summer double issue of The AARP Bulletin. From the best ways to cut grocery costs, to the ideal day to buy gas, to several hidden car insurance discounts, to the most budget-friendly smartphone apps, this year’s installment offers a breadth and depth of frugality tips that will make saving even easier and more fun.
Jun 27, 2017AARP urges Senators to vote ‘NO’ and start from scratch on new health care bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all 100 Senators in response to the Congressional Budget Office score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, urging them to vote ‘NO’ on the bill.
Jun 27, 2017AARP Foundation’s Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Denver, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityDenver-area volunteers aim to pack half a million meals for Colorado seniors in one day AARP Foundation releases survey results showing grocery-shopping disparities
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, July 9, in Denver, Colorado at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena. The Summer of Service to Seniors is a series of four events in four cities that kicked off in Memphis, Tennessee in early June.
Jun 23, 2017The “AARP Old School Real Cool Station” Features Groundbreaking African-American Musicians Like Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Will Smith and Many More
WASHINGTON, DC – To commemorate Black Music Month, AARP Black Community has created the "AARP Old School Real Cool" station on Pandora. The playlist features R&B artists like Mary J. Blige, jazz...
Jun 22, 2017Vows to Hold Senators Accountable for Bill That Hurts Older Americans
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today in response to the Senate bill which imposes an “Age Tax” on older adults, increases...
Jun 21, 2017Winner to Receive $10,000; Six Finalists From Around the World Also Announced
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that HomeEXCEPT Inc. has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the AARP Innovation Champion Awards competition for its service Smart Sensors for EXCEPTional Peace of Mind, a platform that allows family members to monitor loved ones by using thermal sensors used to track movement.
Jun 20, 2017Ads Complement Age Tax TV & New Social Media Ad Focused on Bill Crafted in Secrecy
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today released a new radio ad urging seven Senators to oppose the health care bill because it would strip coverage away from millions of Americans. The radio ads launching this week ask constituents to contact U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dean Heller (R-NV), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), to ask their Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the health care bill.
Jun 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Today at the annual HxRefactored conference, Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President of Market Innovation at AARP, will announce the launch of the Caregiver Quality of Life...
- Jun 14, 2017Washington State and Minnesota are top-ranked states again, but all states lag in helping care for the growing populations of people aging and living with disabilities.
WASHINGTON, DC—With baby boomers beginning to turn 80 in 2026, states must accelerate the pace of improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older people and adults with disabilities, according to AARP’s new state scorecard released today. The report, Picking Up The Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers (“Scorecard”), shows that although most states have made some progress, the pace of change overall remains too slow and has not kept up with demographic demands.
- Jun 13, 2017Patient, Provider and Consumer Groups Call on Senate to Protect Patients First in Health Care Debate
WASHINGTON, DC—Eight prominent patient, provider and consumer advocate groups announced today they are joining forces to host a series of events in states across the country to highlight the need to protect patient access to affordable and adequate care as the health debate continues in Washington, DC.
Jun 12, 2017AARP Expands Age Tax Ads Targeting 11 Senators in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, Tennessee, West VirginiaSteps Up Opposition to Harmful Health Bill with Visits to Capitol Hill, Phone Calls, Social Media
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging 11 U.S. Senators in eight states to “vote No” on the...
Jun 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s IT department has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld for the second consecutive year. Computerworld gives the award to organizations that challenge their IT staff, while providing great benefits and competitive compensation, and ample opportunities for growth. This year AARP ranked an outstanding number 4 among midsize organizations up from number 16 from last year.
- Jun 8, 2017New Report Spotlights Promising Workplace Practices to Support the Nation’s 21 Million Employed CaregiversMore Companies Respond to the Growing Needs of Working Caregivers With Expert Resources, Flexible Work Arrangements, Paid Time Off, Online Tools, and High-Touch Services
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, AARP and the Respect A Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) released a new report, “Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices,” which points...
Jun 6, 2017New AARP Global Report Assesses Preparedness of 12 Nations for Doubling of 60-Plus Population Over Next GenerationAging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) Report Looks at Challenges, Opportunities Presented by Massive Growth of Age-60-Plus Population Globally and Ways 12 Nations Are Addressing Them
WASHINGTON, DC and PARIS—A comprehensive new report, released today by AARP, examines the preparedness levels of 12 nations -- Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- for the profound challenges their societies and economies face as the number of people age-60-and-up in their populations more than doubles over the next generation, as is projected to happen by 2050, by the United Nations, the World Bank and others.