Apr 22, 2021AARP Innovation Labs Announces 2021 MassChallenge Cohort to Improve Older Americans Health and Financial WellbeingAARP to Collaborate with 10 Startups in MassChallenge’s HealthTech and FinTech Accelerator Programs
AARP Innovation Labs announced today its collaboration with 10 startups in the 2021 MassChallenge HealthTech and FinTech accelerator programs. MassChallenge, now in its 12th year, accelerates innovation by forming collaborations between later-stage digital health and financial startups with industry-leading organizations, like AARP, to solve some of the greatest challenges in health care and the financial services industry. As part of this work, the startups will present to potential investors and business customers at AARP Innovation Labs’ annual Demo Day on May 25.
Apr 22, 2021NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community Announces Grant Program to Continue Support for Retired Educators During the PandemicEffort Will Help Further Strengthen Virtual Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.
With older adults remaining at a higher risk for severe illness and isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has announced the launch of the 2021 We Care grant program.
Apr 21, 2021New AARP research report highlights rise in tech ownership, adoption, and usage, yet access to internet is still an issue for older Americans
WASHINGTON–In a year with a global pandemic significantly limiting social interaction, technology became more important than ever, especially for older adults. New research from AARP found that more older adults (44%) view tech more positively as a way stay connected than they did before COVID-19. In addition, 4 out of 5 adults age 50+ rely on technology to stay connected and in touch with family and friends.
Apr 15, 2021AARP Foundation Client Wins Summary Judgment in California Superior Court Case Against Nursing Facility That Dumped Her into a HospitalAARP Foundation Sued Nursing Facility Chain to Stop Illegal Practice of “Patient Dumping”
Apr 6, 2021Report kicks off a three-year effort to remove this tactic from scammers’ toolboxes
Nearly one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation, according to the Gift Card Payment Scams report.
- Apr 2, 2021Inside the April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine: Michael Douglas, Your Pandemic Recovery Plan and Fraud in the FamilyPLUS: Sharon Stone, Jackson Browne And Rare Interviews With The Titans Of The Gaming Industry
In this issue of AARP The Magazine: All-new conversations with Michael Douglas, Jackson Browne and Sharon Stone, plus a particularly timely health report to help all Americans over 50 recover from the physical and mental effects of a year living with a pandemic. You’ll also find a wide range of smart money information, clever meal prep ideas, what’s next up on TV and in the movies, and much more.
- Apr 1, 2021April Issue Profiles a Mysterious Vigilante Who Spies on Scammers and Reveals Exactly How and Why Frauds Succeed – or Fail
In this month’s issue, we follow an online vigilante into the world of international fraud and learn his strategies for how to stay one step ahead of the scammers.
Apr 1, 2021AARP Analysis Shows that Nongroup Health Insurance was Unaffordable for Nearly Half of Adults Aged 50-64 in 2019Special Enrollment Period and Increased ACA Subsidies Could Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Insurance Coverage
WASHINGTON–A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the nongroup health insurance market faced unaffordable health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30% of younger adults.
Mar 31, 2021AARP Works With Savi On Student Loan Repayment Tool
A new analysis by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) found student loan debt is a staggering problem across generations: Americans 50 and older held $336.1 billion, or 22%, of the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in 2020.
- Mar 28, 2021Appearances by George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins, Andra Day, Catherine O’Hara, Mark Ruffalo, Jodie Foster, Demián Bichir, Aaron Sorkin, Hoda Kotb, Milo Ventimiglia, Lee Daniels and more
On Sunday, March 28, AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards® premiered on Great Performances on PBS, pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and the PBS Video app where it now streams. This is the fourth consecutive year the awards have been broadcast on PBS in a co-production with Great Performances and AARP Studios.
- Mar 25, 2021Michael Douglas, Golden Globe, Emmy and Oscar Award-winning Actor, Shares Life Lessons About His Career, Family, Fatherhood, and the Future in the April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine
WASHINGTON—With an award-winning career in entertainment spanning 50-plus years, Michael Douglas is an icon, but he also holds important titles as a father, grandfather, husband, friend and mentor. The Hollywood vet recalls powerful advice, pivotal college moments and more in his AARP The Magazine cover story.
Mar 19, 2021
AARP applauds the federal government’s decision to extend the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021.
Mar 18, 2021At House Committee, AARP’s McCann Testifies in Support of Federal Protections for Workers Facing Age Discrimination
AARP announced today its endorsement of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA) that would strengthen federal protections of older workers. AARP praised the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Rodney Davis (IL-13) who introduced the bill on Thursday. This bipartisan legislation is a companion to a Senate bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
Mar 11, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, in response to March 10 guidance from CMS that expands safe visitation in nursing homes:
Mar 11, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO—In the class and collective action lawsuit Rabin v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, pending in the Northern District of California, the court has granted final approval of the settlement between Plaintiffs and the Defendant, and yesterday the settlement became final and effective.
Mar 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Cases and Deaths Declining in Nursing Homes; Rates Remain Higher than Summer 2020One in Four Nursing Homes Reports Staffing Shortages
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that both cases and deaths in nursing homes fell significantly in the four weeks ending February 14.
Mar 10, 2021
En Español | WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives...
Mar 8, 2021Experts note need for more research and recommend ten ways to protect brain health
A new Global Council on Brain Health report warns that, in addition to COVID-19’s widely known respiratory effects, the virus can also damage brain health. The report offers ten suggestions to maintain brain health during the pandemic, as well.
- Mar 4, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the creation of a new group, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a new executive-level position, Chief Diversity Officer. The group and role...
Mar 4, 2021Statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Condemning Surge in Pandemic-Related Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to newly compiled data showing a spike last year—in some cases by triple digits—in anti-Asian hate crimes in...
- Mar 4, 2021AARP, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Heart+Mind Strategies identify key intervention opportunities
WASHINGTON—AARP, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and Heart+Mind Strategies today released Addressing the Challenge of Chronic Fraud Victimization, a study that...
- Mar 4, 20212020’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups Honorees Will Be Celebrated on March 28 on PBS
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine has unveiled the winners for the annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, which features honorees from The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Life Ahead, The Father,...
- Mar 2, 2021Dozens of Top Experts Share Lessons of the Past Year and How They Can Lead to Positive Change for Older Americans in the March Issue
WASHINGTON—For a year, our country has been embroiled in not one but three crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic meltdown and one of the most fraught political transitions in our history....
Feb 25, 2021Black executives of AARP, ADA, APA, ICMA, NLC, and the YMCA join forces to equip Black Americans with accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination efforts
WASHINGTON—Six of the nation’s largest non-governmental, non-profit membership organizations today announced the launch of a vaccine equity and education initiative. The effort aims to help...
- Feb 23, 2021Recognition honors those companies who understand the importance of leading, making hard but values-based decisions, and their overall commitment to integrity.
AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age, has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.