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
Feb 3, 2022
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement about Medicare enrollees soon having access to at-home COVID tests at no cost:
Feb 3, 2022
Ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is joining forces with communities around the country for Cupid Crew, a volunteer-driven effort, to safely create and deliver heartfelt cards to older adults across the country who are socially isolated while also nurturing intergenerational bonds.
Feb 1, 2022AARP Recognizes Financial Organizations Committed to Fighting Financial Exploitation, Launches Upgraded BankSafe Training Course
Today, AARP announced the 115 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to stop financial exploitation. A list of the financial organizations that earned the 2022 seal can be found at aarp.org/banksafe.
- Jan 31, 2022Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Halle Berry On How She Found Her Groove in Her 50s, Dolly Parton and James Patterson Team Up For A New Novel and Album, and MorePlus: John Mellencamp’s Tips For Living Your Best Life, Tools to a Successful Tax Season, and Secrets to a Big Vacation on a Little Budget
In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine, cover star Halle Berry chats about her latest project and directorial debut film “Bruised,” rock hitmaker John Mellencamp shares a look at his retirement, “Hot In Cleveland” actress Valerie Bertinelli shares her most notable life lessons, and unexpected collaborators Dolly Parton and James Patterson talk about “Run, Rose, Run,” their new novel and accompanying soundtrack.
- Jan 27, 2022Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-Winning Actress Halle Berry Opens Up About How She Found Happiness and Balance at 55The Multi-Hyphenate and Mother of Two Looks Ahead in An Exclusive Interview
Fresh off the heels of her latest film Bruised, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Halle Berry spent time with AARP The Magazine (ATM) to talk about her “life-changing” role, directorial debut and evolving career directions.
Jan 26, 2022Google.org Announces $10 Million Grant to AARP Foundation to Train Older, Lower-Income Adults in Digital Skills for Economic Security$10 million grant from Google.org to AARP Foundation will support free technology trainings to help older women and people of color thrive in the digital economy
Today, Google.org announced a $10 million grant to AARP Foundation to provide technology and digital skills training to 25,000 people with low income age 50 and older, with a focus on women and people of color.
Jan 25, 2022The annual program aims to make local communities more livable for people of all ages
AARP invites local organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 22. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and more. Now in its sixth year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live.
Jan 20, 2022There is a path to lower prescription drug prices, and Congress must deliver
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement about the need for Congress to make good on its promise of lower prescription drug prices
- Jan 19, 20222021’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored During the 20th Anniversary Special on March 18 from Great Performances on PBS
AARP The Magazine announced today that Lily Tomlin will receive this year’s Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.
Jan 12, 2022New Platform Offers Free Courses and Resources to Boost Job Search, Overcome Underemployment
Today, AARP launched the AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, a new digital platform bringing together valuable information and resources to help veterans and military spouses compete in today’s job market. The job center includes a new Veterans Career Advantage Course to build on career planning and skills development to help navigate the job market. According to an AARP survey, more than half (56%) of employers say experience and the use of skills in previous positions are 'very important' when evaluating applicant's skills.
Jan 11, 20222021’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored During the 20th Anniversary Special on March 18 from Great Performances on PBS
AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with Belfast, King Richard, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, and Being the Ricardos contending for Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. For two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers.
- Jan 5, 2022Top Health Experts Answer Pressing Questions About How to Make the New Year Healthy, Safe and Productive in the Jan/Feb Issue
This month, the Bulletin is taking a solid look at where the science stands: the triumphs, the missteps, and the future of COVID research.
Dec 23, 2021AARP Foundation Applauds New York State Appellate Court’s Favorable Ruling for St. Clare’s Pensioners
WASHINGTON– AARP Foundation Senior Vice President for Litigation William Alvarado Rivera issued the following statement after the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court ruled in...
Dec 22, 2021Lawsuit Settled Against Adult Care Facilities to Prevent Discrimination Against People with Mobility Disabilities
The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has reached a settlement with four assisted living facilities in a lawsuit challenging discrimination against people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. FHJC was represented by attorneys from AARP Foundation, Mobilization for Justice, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Dec 21, 2021
According to a new AARP Tech Trends report, tech use by people 50+ skyrocketed during the pandemic and those new habits and behaviors appear here to stay.
Dec 9, 2021New PSAs remind the more than 6.5 million-strong community of military veteran caregivers that there are resources to help support their journey
To help military veteran caregivers get the tools and resources they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council are launching the latest round of creative for their Caregiver Assistance campaign.
Dec 8, 2021
AARP today welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, Rosanna A. Márquez and Jeffrey D. Dunn. The Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP, setting policy and providing strategic direction and governance oversight for the organization.