May 14, 2020New Study Reveals Number of Unpaid Caregivers in America Grew by 9.5 Million in Five Years to Total 53 MillionCaregiving in the U.S. 2020 Reports Caregivers in Poorer Health, Feeling Financial Strain
WASHINGTON—A new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP finds that the number of family caregivers in the United States increased by 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020 and now...
May 13, 2020AARP and AARP Foundation Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Affordable Care Act, Reverse Lower Court Decision
WASHINGTON—AARP and AARP Foundation filed an amicus brief today, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling and uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as...
May 12, 2020Be Aware of P2P Risks When Paying for Groceries, Other Services During Pandemic
WASHINGTON —According to a new AARP survey, seven in ten (71%) rely on peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms to transfer money in a relatively quick and easy manner. The poll also found that...
- Apr 30, 2020Unprecedented May edition focuses entirely on COVID-19’s impact on America’s 50-plus population
WASHINGTON – One of the most important questions still unanswered in the coronavirus pandemic is, why do some older people fall prey so easily to the virus, while others readily fend it off?...
Apr 30, 2020AARP Survey Finds 9 in 10 Older Americans Support Further Congressional Action to Address Coronavirus Crisis in Care FacilitiesAmericans 50-Plus Also Support Extended Unemployment Benefits, Tax Credits for Caregivers
WASHINGTON—A new poll from AARP finds that nine in 10 Americans age 50 and older would strongly support or support additional federal action to assist nursing homes and other care facilities....
Apr 29, 2020AARP Convenes “Virtual Lobby Week” to Call on Congress to Address Growing Needs of Older Americans, Caregivers Amid Coronavirus CrisisAcross the nation, AARP leaders will meet remotely with Senate, House offices
WASHINGTON—AARP is continuing to fight for older Americans amid the coronavirus crisis by holding a nationwide Virtual Lobby Week April 29 to May 5. Beginning today, AARP state leaders and...
Apr 28, 2020AARP Foundation and Foundation for Art & Healing Announce Stuck at Home (together) to Provide Support to Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON--As COVID-19 continues to impact daily life across the country and around the world, the Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH), in collaboration with AARP Foundation, is addressing the...
- Apr 24, 2020NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community, Announces Grant Program to Support Retired Educators During COVID-19 PandemicEffort Will Help Foster Virtual Member Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.
WASHINGTON–With older adults at higher risk for severe illness and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, AARP and NRTA have announced a new grant program to support retired educators across the nation.
Apr 23, 2020PSAs in 18 Asian languages will reach hard-to-count communities amid COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON– AARP has teamed up with the U.S. Census Bureau to release public service announcement (PSA) videos in 18 Asian languages to help Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)...
Apr 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ reports released today: “Medicare and Social Security are more...
- Apr 2, 2020America’s most trusted medical expert explains his lifelong passion for brain science, and what he’s learned about protecting memory and blocking dementia. PLUS: Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue on making marriage last; musician James Taylor on the value of chilling; and expert advice on cutting costs for streaming services, cell phone carriers and more.
WASHINGTON—Esteemed medical reporter and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his personal story of why he became a doctor, why he has had a lifelong curiosity about the brain, and also his best...
- Mar 31, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to news reports around the country about potential rationing in the distribution of and access to health care, services and equipment...
- Mar 31, 2020Iconic Entertainment Power Couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue Share the Secret to Success of Famous Marriages in AARP The MagazineThe Duo Give an Inside Look at Six Famous Marriages and Why They’ve Lasted So Long
LOS ANGELES—As a happily married couple of 40 years, award-winning actress Marlo Thomas and media pioneer Phil Donahue give an intimate and exclusive look into six famous marriages and the...
- Mar 26, 2020An In-Depth Look Into How Fraud Organizations Around the World Are Structured and How You Can Protect Yourself
WASHINGTON—Whether it’s the coronavirus, the upcoming election, a new Medicare policy, or any major development, professional fraud organizations are increasingly using the day’s news as opportunities to scam Americans, and particularly older Americans. In this month’s cover story, AARP Bulletin opens the curtains on the increasingly sophisticated, professional, international, and tech-savvy world of fraud.
Mar 26, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement on the coronavirus stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
Mar 25, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing legislation to reauthorize...
- Mar 25, 2020AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It, During Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON—AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
Mar 25, 2020New Report Says Delirium “Most Common Medical Complication You Never Heard of,” Yet Poll Shows Older Adults Don’t Know the Risks, Precautions85% of Providers Say Discussing Delirium Is Important; Only 4% of Patients Report Being Informed
WASHINGTON—A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) notes that “delirium may be the most common medical complication you never heard of,” since half of people 65+ will...
Mar 19, 2020Letter Endorses New Senate Bill, S.3535, to Delay Filing Date
WASHINGTON—Today AARP called on the federal government to extend the income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020, because of the threat of coronavirus; the need to follow public health...
Mar 18, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan Senate passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy &...
Mar 18, 2020AARP Urges Congress to Take Aggressive Steps Now to Protect Older Americans Against Coronavirus Crisis
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond, in a letter, urged Congress to take aggressive next steps to address the ongoing coronavirus...
Mar 17, 2020
WASHINGTON—As part of its robust response to the coronavirus pandemic, AARP announced today a $250,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America to support urgently needed outreach to isolated...
Mar 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan coronavirus package and House passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice...
Mar 13, 2020Scheduling Notice: Due to Coronavirus Concerns, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Suspends Service Until Further Notice
WASHINGTON—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax preparation and assistance service, announced today that it will suspend tax preparation services at all sites effective Monday, March 16, until further notice. The action is due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The program’s website, www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide, is the best resource for information and changes in service availability.
Mar 11, 2020AARP Did Not Authorize or Participate in Production of American Bridge 21st Century Ad Targeting President Trump
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today in response to American Bridge 21st Century’s citation of AARP and the use of the AARP logo in its recent television advertisement. Said...