- Sep 25, 2018AARP Foundation Survey: Loneliness Numbers Rise Among Adults Age 45 and Older; Neighborhood Connections Key to Countering Social IsolationNew survey finds 1 in 3 U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely and examines risk factors for loneliness
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older,” finds that one in three U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely. While the percentage is unchanged from a previous loneliness study conducted by AARP Research in 2010, approximately five million more midlife and older adults are lonely due to growth in this age group among the population.
Sep 24, 2018AARP Releases 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report Assessing 10 Nations’ Preparedness for Massive Growth of 65+ Population Over Next GenerationAustralia, Chile, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and Taiwan are Nations Surveyed on Societal Issues Related to Aging Population
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AARP today announced the release of its 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) research, which examines the how prepared nations are for the challenges and...
Sep 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to lobbying efforts by PhRMA to change the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal
Sep 18, 2018AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions, up to $500,000, to provide much-needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation today announced it has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those ages 50 and older – as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding caused significant damage throughout North and South Carolina and other regions of the mid-Atlantic. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Florence.
Sep 17, 2018Health Care and Financial Security Pivotal to Older Voters in Midterm Elections
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a newly released AARP-Politico poll, Ohio voters age 50 and over are concerned about health care and personal finance issues. The poll found health care (81 percent),...
- Sep 13, 2018New Research from Association of Young Americans & AARP Surveys Three Generations
Washington, DC— New research released today from the Association of Young Americans AYA (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for...
Sep 12, 2018Independent Testing Shows SEC’s Proposed Customer Relationship Summary Form May Add to Investor ConfusionChanges to Content, Language and Format are Needed to Enable Investors to Make an Informed Choice Between Brokerage and Advisory Accounts
WASHINGTON, DC—Investors are confused – and may even be misled – by disclosures proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to help investors choose an investment professional, according to independent testing conducted by Kleimann Communications Group on behalf of AARP, Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and the Financial Planning Coalition.
- Sep 12, 2018Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Join Forces to Connect More Families with Local Dementia Care and Support Resources
The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced today they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging.
- Sep 5, 2018People are living longer lives than ever before. AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies offers expert advice on long-term care and how to best prepare for future needs so you can meet your personal goals, live independently, and maintain strong personal ties. With special sections for people who are LGBT, veterans, and caregivers.
HOBOKEN, NJ—People are living decades more than previous generations. With these exciting bonus years come many questions and concerns about future planning and long-term care. AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps readers and their families navigate this unfamiliar and evolving terrain.
- Sep 5, 2018Convicted scammers reveal how your private info gets bought and sold by criminals at hidden websites
WASHINGTON, DC—Information stolen in computer breaches of well-known companies is flooding into an underground digital market called the Dark Web, where criminals buy and sell Social Security numbers, credit card information and computer passwords to be used for fraud, an investigation in the September issue of AARP Bulletin reveals. Using software originally developed by the U.S. Navy and available for free to anyone who wishes to download it, criminals buy and sell private data with complete anonymity, then use it to commit identity fraud. Approximately 6.6 percent of U.S. adults were victimized last year, the report shows, and allegedly, more than half of Americans’ Social Security numbers are for sale for as low as a few dollars each. The article also details how identity fraud typically occurs, and the many proven, powerful ways consumers can protect themselves.
- Sep 5, 2018In an era of continuous data breaches, AARP campaign seeks to empower public with simple tips to protect sensitive personal information
WASHINGTON, DC—As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of people have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud. In response, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information.
Sep 5, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—More adults age 50 and older are sharing their homes with others as they age, up from 2 percent in 2014 to 16 percent in 2018 according to AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey. The majority of those who prefer to live alone as they age say they would consider sharing their home if they needed help with everyday activities, companionship or extra income. Older adults also showed strong interest in other living and housing options including joining a “village,” or living in or building an accessory dwelling unit.
Aug 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of Sen. John McCain’s passing. “The nation has lost a true public servant in Senator John McCain....
- Aug 21, 2018AARP report: Reducing overuse of dementia drugs could result in substantial savings for patients and payers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient.
Aug 17, 2018Shares Original Song “Stand Up For Yourself” Franklin Recorded in 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of music legend Aretha Franklin’s passing.
Aug 8, 2018AARP Says SEC Proposed ‘Best Interest’ Rules Fall Short, with Ill-Defined Standard, Confusing Disclosure Forms
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed “best interest” advice rule fails consumers with an ill-defined standard and confusing disclosure forms, according to an assessment by AARP.
Aug 8, 2018AARP Launches Sisters from AARP Digital Newsletter Celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American Women
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today is launching “Sisters from AARP,” a new digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women. The weekly newsletter, reaching subscribers...
Aug 2, 2018New In Depth AARP Survey ‘Value of Experience’ Includes Insights on Workers, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Age Bias, and More
WASHINGTON, DC—According to a new AARP survey of experienced workers, nearly 9 in 10 work for financial reasons, but approximately 8 in 10 either enjoy or feel useful doing their work. And among those who plan to retire, over 1 in 4 plans to start a business or earn money in some independent way, such as a gig economy job. Given employers’ need for talent, it makes great business sense to hire experienced workers, as demonstrated by additional AARP research.
Aug 1, 2018AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation service
WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.
- Aug 1, 2018A “Latino American Dream” Interview with Award-Winning Actress Rita Moreno
WASHINGTON, DC—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), EGOT-winning (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) legend Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking into the industry as a Hispanic actress. Moreno shared her story with ATM, “I didn’t do a film for seven years after ‘West Side Story.’ It broke my heart. I couldn’t understand it. I still don’t understand. And there you have it, Hollywood’s mind-set at the time.”
Jul 25, 2018Community Volunteers to Pack 2.5 Million Meals for Food-Insecure Older Adults in Memphis, Chicago and Washington, D.C.AARP Foundation's Summer of Service to Seniors℠ to begin July 28, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Senior Poverty and Food Insecurity
AARP Foundation continues its commitment to fight senior poverty and hunger with the 2018 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Meal Pack Challenge events taking place across the country. The three-city...
- Jul 25, 2018Latin Screen Legend Rita Moreno Takes Pride in her Heritage and Growing Up in the U.S., in August/September Issue of AARP The MagazineAward-winning actress Rita Moreno reveals stories of life and hope in the U.S. as part of AARP The Magazine’s “Latino American Dream” special
LOS ANGELES—In an exclusive interview for AARP The Magazine (ATM), award-winning Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno reflects on experiencing racism firsthand, living the American dream and breaking through in Hollywood and on Broadway as a Hispanic actress.
Jul 19, 2018The Girlfriend Celebrates Friendships, Flirtations, Family and all things Forty, Fifty in Comedic Digital Series “The Other F Word”
WASHINGTON, DC— The Girlfriend, a savvy free weekly digital newsletter from AARP, announced today it is reaching a community of 400,000 women strong with its relationship, lifestyle, work,...
Jul 19, 2018AARP’s TV for Grownups to spotlight the shows and stars that resonate with the 50+ audience, the largest TV-watching demographic
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following in the footsteps of its influential Movies for Grownups® Awards, AARP today announced the debut of its TV for Grownups Honors® on July 24, 2018, at the Sunset Tower Hotel. The program will celebrate the career achievement of iconic television pioneer Norman Lear. Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Rita Moreno will present the award to Lear. The event will be hosted by actress Wendie Malick, with notable guests including Dick Van Dyke, Frances Fisher, Marla Gibbs, Bob Saget, Adrienne Barbeau, Chuck Lorre and more.
Jul 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across...