Oct 14, 2021Vaccination Rates Increased Slightly in Same Time Period; More than Half of Nursing Home Staff Vaccinated in Every State
The latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows the coronavirus continued to impact nursing home residents and staff in the four weeks ending September 19.
Oct 13, 2021
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2022 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits
Oct 7, 2021AARP Announces Intergenerational Family-Friendly Video App Kinoo as Winner of its Grand Pitch Finale CompetitionNew AgeTech Collaborative Platform Will Help Shine a Spotlight on Industry Experts and Enterprises Looking to Address Society’s Most Pressing Issues as We Age
AARP Innovation Labs announced Kinoo as the winner of its annual 2021 Grand Pitch Finale, held virtually on September 30th. Kinoo, the $10,000 grand-prize winner, beat out four other startups for this competition.
Oct 5, 2021AARP Announces 2022 Purpose Prize® Award Winners; Award-Winning Television and Film Actor Michael J. Fox to Receive Honorary Purpose PrizeAARP Purpose Prize Honors America’s Movers and Shakers Age 50-Plus Who Give Back, Tackle Major Societal Challenges; Five $50K Awards Will be Presented
Today, AARP announced its 2022 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients and fellows, the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who use their knowledge and life experience to solve challenging social problems. These extraordinary Americans use their experiences and selflessly dedicate their lives to build a better future for the world around them.
- Oct 4, 2021AARP Bulletin Special Report: An Essential Guide to Making Smart Medicare Choices Today and TomorrowPlus: An exclusive interview with the new chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Sep 30, 2021AARP The Magazine Celebrates Latin-American Icons in Special October/November Issue Featuring Salma Hayek, Carlos Santana, Johnny Pacheco and MorePlus: Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares a COVID Vaccine Update, Brooke Shields offers 6 Tips to Living Your Best Life, and Ricky Gervais Gets Personal
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) highlights numerous influential Latin-American icons, including cover star Salma Hayek who shares a rare look into her life as a professional Latin-American woman in Hollywood. And in an exciting exclusive, AARP commissioned ten of the world’s most prominent Latino artists to create portraits of legendary Latino actors, artists, leaders, athletes, musicians and activists who have made a lasting global impact. To tell their unique stories, AARP turned to current luminaries such as Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, Carolyne Roehm, and Bobby Valentin.
Sep 29, 2021Two-Thirds of Older Workers Open to Learning New Skills, According to AARP Research
Today AARP launched the AARP Skills Builder for WorkSM, a new platform to help older workers gain in-demand skills to give them an edge in today’s competitive job market. According to AARP research, two-thirds of older workers are interested in additional job/skills training and the same amount have taken some type of training in the past two years.
- Sep 28, 2021Latin-American Actress and Activist Salma Hayek Opens Up About Power, Womanhood and Fighting Her Way to Success in the Special Hispanic Heritage Issue of AARP The MagazineHow She Approaches Aging, Navigates Hollywood, and More in the October/November Issue
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine sat down with October/November cover star Salma Hayek to discuss her inspiring journey, advocacy and career in Hollywood. In a wide-ranging interview, the 55-year-old Latin-American multi-hyphenate details her latest projects, both behind and in front of the screen, and the importance of portraying female experiences such as menopause as authentically as possible.
Sep 28, 2021AARP Report: Average Specialty Drug Price Reached $84,442 in 2020, Rising More Than Three Times Faster Than the Prices of Other Goods and ServicesAARP Is Urging Congress to Pass Prescription Drug Reform This Year
Retail prices for 180 widely used specialty prescription drugs increased by an average of 4.8% in 2020, more than three times the rate of general inflation for that same period (1.3%), according to AARP’s latest Rx Price Watch Report.
Sep 23, 2021AARP Praises Recommendations from RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, Calls on Congress to Act Now and Help CaregiversPaid Leave and Tax Credit for Family Caregivers Could Lessen Financial and Workplace Burdens
WASHINGTON—The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council—comprised of family caregivers, health care experts and others—yesterday delivered recommendations to policymakers on how to better support family caregivers, including a call for financial and workplace security and expanding home and community-based services.
Sep 17, 2021
AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans’ access to medicines. AARP has called for fair drug prices for years and is urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs that older adults pay for their prescription drugs and impose penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.
- Sep 16, 2021Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, and More Pay Tribute to Important U.S. Latino Historical Figures In Special October/November Issue
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine (ATM) pays tribute to 10 iconic Latino Americans who have made lasting and important contributions to their community and country.
Sep 15, 2021
AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson issued the following response to the U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty, income, and health insurance in 2020.
Sep 15, 2021New AARP Analysis: COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge in Nursing Homes, Risk of Infection Three Times Higher for Unvaccinated Residents
Nursing home residents and staff experienced a surge in coronavirus in the four weeks ending August 22, with both cases and deaths roughly six times as high as they were in the four weeks ending mid-July, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard. Cases are concentrated among the unvaccinated: those residents were three times as likely to contract COVID-19 last month compared to residents who are fully vaccinated.
- Sep 1, 2021September Issue Offers a Handbook On How To Get Heard and Better Served by Retailers, Government Agencies and Other Bureaucracies
In the new issue of AARP Bulletin, top professionals in customer care explain exactly what to do to get the good treatment and fair outcome you want and deserve, reveal whether loyalty to a company provides any tangible benefits, and detail when relying on human interaction might actually NOT be to your benefit.
Aug 31, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement in response to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ reports released today
Aug 20, 2021New AARP Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support Among Voters 50+ for a Caregiver Tax Credit and Expanded In-Home CareLarge Majority of Older Voters Want to Age at Home
Across party lines, a large majority of Republican, Democrat and Independent voters support policies to help American families care for their loved ones, according to a new AARP poll of voters 50 and older.
Aug 18, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to the Biden Administration directing all nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds to require vaccinations for all staff
Aug 12, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Nursing Homes Vaccination Rates Still Well Short of Benchmark as COVID Cases Trend UpwardsAARP Calls on Facilities to Require Vaccination
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise among nursing home residents and staff, increasing 50% among residents and 60% among staff in July 12-18, compared to the preceding week, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.
Aug 10, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
- Aug 10, 2021Disability Advocates Reach Agreement with State of Kansas to Reform Services for People Living in Mental Health Nursing Facilities
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC) and Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), acting on behalf of their constituents with mental illness, have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas to expand services and provide more community residential options for individuals living in, or at risk of being admitted to, Nursing Facilities for Mental Health (NFMH).
Aug 4, 2021As Workplaces Re-Open, Family Caregivers are Worried about Infection Risks and Balancing Their ResponsibilitiesNew AARP Research Finds Most Caregivers Reported Increased Stress and Time Spent Caring for Loved Ones Due to COVID-19
New research from AARP explores how the pandemic affected people who are both working and providing care to a loved one, and their concerns about returning to pre-pandemic routines.
Aug 3, 2021Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
WASHINGTON – According to Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience and The Latino Experience, research released by AARP, 40% of Black and Latino adults have been targeted by a scam and...
- Aug 2, 2021AARP The Magazine August/September Issue: Top Tips to Enhance Your Forever Home, Ditch the 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain, PLUS Advice to Avoid Running Out of Cash for the Long RunAlso: An Oral History of 9/11; surprising revelations from cover star Jamie Lee Curtis; and an Inside Look at America’s Top Phone Fraud
WASHINGTON—In a jam-packed August/September issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Jamie Lee Curtis offers special lessons from the “Jamie University”; first responders share their stories for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; top home improvement pros offer suggestions on how to make your house a forever home; and this month’s Fraud Watch warns of a new, sinister robocall scam on the rise.
Jul 28, 2021
Six months after a lawsuit filed by AARP Foundation and the law firm of Constantine Cannon LLP, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed course and announced plans to impose much stiffer penalties for nursing facility violations, AARP Foundation said today.