May 19, 2022AARP People’s Hearing Highlights Real Life Stories of Prescription Drug Affordability, Calls on Congress to Pass ReformSeniors from Across the United States Highlight the Need for Congress to Act
AARP hosted a “People’s Hearing” on prescription drugs May 18, featuring seniors from across the United States who struggle to afford their medications along with other basic needs. In addition to sharing how the cost of prescription drugs affects them, participants urged Congress to act now and pass needed reforms.
May 18, 2022AARP Projects Retailers Could Stop Tens of Millions of Dollars in Consumer Loss from Gift Card Fraud with New TrainingWalgreens, Best Buy are First Retailers to Implement Trainings
Today, AARP announced the launch of two new training courses and other intervention resources aimed at equipping major U.S. retail employees with the tools needed to spot and stop gift card and wire-transfer exploitation. Walgreens and Best Buy have both signed on as inaugural retailers utilizing the AARP BankSafe training. The trainings are available at no cost to all retailers in the United States.
- Apr 28, 2022Insider Secrets from AARP Bulletin! How to Get Around Today’s Shortage of Workers and Supplies to Get the Work You Need DoneAlso in the May issue: An Investigative Report on America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: The Unfair Plight of 50+ Million Unpaid Caregivers – and How to Fix It
Need work done on your house, or an elective surgery done, or a will written, or a major car fix?
Apr 20, 2022Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
Apr 18, 2022New Index features include a “Small Towns” category and accessory dwelling unit development benchmark
AARP’s Public Policy Institute launched the updated AARP Livability Index today, the most comprehensive, web-based tool of its kind that scores every neighborhood and community in the United States—in all 50 states and the District of Columbia—for the services and amenities that affect people’s lives the most as they age.
Apr 13, 2022New AARP Research Shines a Light on Rampant Gift Card Fraud and Consumers’ Demand for Greater Protections
One third of U.S. adults say they have been targeted by scams seeking payment by gift card, according to the Gift Card Scams report released today by the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
Apr 11, 2022Major grassroots and advertising campaign will target legislators during recess
As members of Congress return to their districts for Easter recess, AARP is kicking off a new phase of its Fair Drug Prices Now campaign and pushing lawmakers to advance the prescription drug pricing provisions, including allowing Medicare to negotiate, already passed by the House, as a top priority when they return.
Apr 6, 2022New Research from AARP Demonstrates Power of Overlooked Voters
Women voters age 50 and over haven’t decided which candidates to support, and the direction they choose will very likely decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses around the country.
Apr 4, 2022AARP Foundation Joins Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Retirement Funds for Nearly 5,000 Current and Former Pastors of the African Methodist Episcopal ChurchLawsuit seeks to recover $90 million in lost employee retirement funds due to financial mismanagement
AARP Foundation attorneys have joined a class action lawsuit as co-counsel on behalf of about 5,000 African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church employees and retirees, whose fiduciaries mishandled and lost nearly $90 million in retirement funds.
- Apr 4, 2022AARP The Magazine Features Liam Neeson on his Upcoming Lead Role in ‘Memory’, Selma Blair on Living her Best Life with MS, and Michael Strahan on his high-speed secret for relaxingPlus: Jean Smart Talks Biggest Life Lessons Learned, A Guide to Staging the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch, ‘and Our Annual Look at the Top Health Issues We Face in our 50s, 60s and 70s, and How to Overcome Each
This spring, the April/May 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) offers readers insight into living their most fulfilling lives, despite what obstacles are thrown.
- Mar 30, 2022The Actor Loosens Up, Discusses His Upcoming Lead Role in ‘Memory’
Liam Neeson is still making action movies at 69, but behind his fearsome figure lies a philosophical, playful and witty soul.
- Mar 29, 2022Exclusive report details how boiler rooms, money launderers, cybercriminals operate
With fraudulent phone calls, emails, social media posts and texts arriving most every day to most every U.S. adult, Americans fear being victimized by cybercrimes much more than by...
Mar 21, 2022Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, James Patterson, Gloria Gaynor, Commodores, Gary Sinise, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Valerie Bertinelli, Ty Pennington and More Converge at AARP’s Signature Event, AARP Celebrates YouAdditional appearances from Jean Chatzky, Matt Paxton, Jo Ann Jenkins and others at AARP’s biggest virtual, three-day celebration ever.
This March 24-26, tens of thousands of people of all ages will enjoy AARP’s free virtual event, AARP Celebrates You.
- Mar 18, 2022AARP The Magazine Celebrates Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards With a 20th Anniversary Special From Great Performances on PBSSpecial Appearances by Lily Tomlin, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto, Rita Moreno, Bradley Cooper, Aunjanue Ellis, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Jo Ann Jenkins, Jean Smart, Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney, Judi Dench, Marlee Matlin, Jason Sudeikis, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more
AARP The Magazine unveiled the winners of its annual Movies for Grownups®Awards with a 20th anniversary special, featuring honorees from Being the Ricardos, Belfast, CODA, Dopesick, Hacks, House of Gucci, King Richard and more.
Mar 15, 2022Global Council on Brain Health Outlines Steps to Encourage Behavior Changes
There is strong scientific evidence that behavior changes and lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on brain health – yet many adults struggle to implement such changes. In a new report released today, “How to Sustain Brain Healthy Behaviors: Applying Lessons of Public Health and Science to Drive Change,” the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) outlines how individuals, communities and policymakers can all take steps to support brain health.
Mar 11, 2022
Today AARP applauded Congress for passing the bipartisan Fraud and Scam Reduction Act. The legislation, endorsed by AARP, is designed to address the pervasive increase and growing problem of scams and financial exploitation that threaten all Americans, and older Americans in particular.
Mar 11, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 8, 2022Ad Highlights Story of Larry Zarzecki, Forced to Sell His Home to Pay for Parkinson’s Medications
Today AARP launched new television and digital advertising featuring Larry Zarzecki, a retired law enforcement officer with Parkinson’s disease who was forced to sell his home in order to afford his medications. Zarzecki first shared his story in an AARP ad three years ago, but Congress’ failure to act means he has had no relief from the high cost of his treatments. As he says in the new ad, “I shouldn’t have to decide between my home or my medicine because Congress refuses to act. I’m tired of waiting for Congress.”
Mar 7, 2022App and website features access to free expert webinars, live and on-demand workouts, one-on-one coaching, and small group training customized to the needs of adults age 50-plus
Today, AARP announced AARP Online Fitness powered by LIFT session, a new program that features access to free expert webinars as well as a subscription-based service tailored specifically to meet the needs of adults age 50-plus. The subscription service offers a wide selection of live and on-demand workouts, instructional videos on proper technique, a personalized fitness plan and access to one-on-one coaching and small group training.
Mar 7, 2022
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University and certain of its employees have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit, Kwesell v. Yale University, subject to Court approval. The lawsuit alleges that Yale’s
Mar 1, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union speech this evening, during which he called for action on high drug prices and announced new policies to improve nursing home care
- Feb 28, 2022March AARP Bulletin: Are your Social Security Benefits at Risk? The Truth about the Agency’s Health and What Can Be Done to Strengthen ItExperts Weigh in On How to Prevent Drastic Benefits Payments Reductions
The AARP Bulletin sent out a team of esteemed journalists to look at the health and future of Social Security from several angles and to detail what choices need to be made by Congress to guarantee full benefits to all who have earned them, in perpetuity.
Feb 22, 2022New AARP Report Finds Disparities in Longevity, Which Have Been Exacerbated by COVID, Will Result in Significant Economic, Job, and Wage Losses.
A new report from AARP found that the annual economic cost to the U.S. GDP caused by disparities in life expectancy is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2030. That totals 5.1% of the projected GDP, which would be equivalent to the combined size of Massachusetts’ and Virginia’s economies in 2030.
Feb 22, 2022Finalists will present their AgeTech solutions at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, FL on March 9
Today, AARP Innovation Labs and Venture Miami announced the six finalists for the Connect & Thrive Pitch competition, which sought out digital innovations to combat loneliness and social isolation an issue that affects many adults as they age.
Feb 10, 2022Americans are sick and tired of waiting to see reform
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s remarks today about the need to lower prescription drug prices