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  • May 22, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a mental health or emotional issue — 33 percent compared to 18 percent of older caregivers. Overall, mental health caregivers face higher emotional, physical and financial strain.

  • May 11, 2018
    Solutions must address drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address today on prescription drug prices:

  • May AARP Bulletin Special Report
    May 7, 2018
    Health Fixes: What Really Works (And What Not To Waste A Nickel On) To Help You Live Better and Healthier

    PLUS: Ballot Clout: Older Voters Key in 2018 Midterms Rx Safety: Pill Bottles Get Better Labels Facebook Fears: New Tips To Keep Your Info Safe Healthy Savings: Stash Cash Now For Future Medical Costs

  • May 7, 2018
    AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter team up to underscore the importance of intergenerational fitness

    WASHINGTON, DC – (May 7, 2018) Today, AARP launched its first ever Fit & Fun Health Challenge and Sweepstakes with AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and her daughter, fitness trainer and...

  • May 1, 2018
    Nationwide Campaign Aims to Help Voters Age 50+ Hold Politicians Accountable

    Today, AARP launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign will provide information on where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for their positions this November.

  • Apr 30, 2018
    Curated Boxes Offer Practical and Useable Products and Information that Enable People with Diabetes to Develop and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

    WASHINGTON, DC—With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and information that can help people take important steps toward effectively managing the onset of type 2 diabetes.

  • Apr 29, 2018
    Participants packed 1,017,504 meals for older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

    DAVIE, FL. - The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University. Participants packed 1,017,504 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

  • Apr 26, 2018
    Dramatic Legal Motion Part of Non-Profit’s Ongoing Fight for Conflict Free Investment Advice

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP asked a federal appeals court today to reconsider its surprise decision to reject a previously-approved investment rule that would protect the retirement savings of millions of Americans. Anticipating that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) itself might not request a rehearing, AARP now has filed a motion asking the full Fifth Circuit for permission to intervene in the case and, in addition, to reconsider the adverse decision made by the smaller three judge panel.

  • Apr 24, 2018
    Study Highlights Opportunities to Attract Boomers to Theatres

    WASHINGTON, DC—Baby Boomers remain a significant part of the movie-going audience with over 70 percent of this population going to the movie theatre and experiencing its amenities. However, there are significant gaps in this audience’s awareness of new theatre offerings/attractions and premium experiences. A new study released today by AARP, “What Boomers Want: Insights into Cinema Experience Preferences and Behaviors,” examines the specific preferences of movie-goers in an effort to reveal what Boomers want from their movie- going experience as well as reasons why they may not choose to go to theatres more frequently.

  • Apr 24, 2018
    Multi-Platform Partnership Focused on voters aged 50+ in 2018 Election

    ARLINGTON, VA – POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, today announced a partnership with AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization...

  • Apr 20, 2018

    While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.

  • Apr 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the passing of Barbara Bush:

  • Apr 16, 2018
    New Survey finds Most Agree on Importance of Shredding, but Almost Half Don’t Follow Through

    WASHINGTON, DC—As AARP today launches its second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” -- a five-week-long series of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud education activities in communities coast-to-coast – a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.

  • Apr 12, 2018
    Suit Challenges Blanket Bans on Wheelchair Users

    NEW YORK, NY—Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes,...

  • Apr 10, 2018
    AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees

    WASHINGTON, DC—As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the nation’s 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.

  • The Perfect Scam: Available on April 6
    Apr 5, 2018
    ‘The Perfect Scam’ Pulls Back the Curtain on America’s Most Shocking Scam Stories; Hosted by Frank Abagnale and Will Johnson

    WASHINGTON, DC — AARP announced today the launch of “The Perfect Scam”, a weekly podcast profiling America’s most shocking consumer scam stories.

  • Apr 5, 2018
    Film & TV superstar Melissa McCarthy - unpretentious, likeable, thoughtful and unexpectedly philosophical. A surprising interview reveals who most shaped her unique persona -- A fantastic mom

    WASHINGTON, DC—From her hilarious satire as the gum-chewing, podium-pushing White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, to an Emmy-winning role in the hit series, Mike & Molly, and an Oscar-nominated turn in the uproariously joyous and funny film sensation, Bridesmaids, one thing is for certain, audiences adore Melissa McCarthy. In the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), the actress and comedian, revered for her sidesplitting humor, is joined in a rare interview by her mother, Sandy. Just what molded this lovably kind ‘farm girl’ from rural Illinois who spent teenage years working and spending time with the elderly at a nursing home and had the boldness and gumption to book a one-way ticket to New York City in pursuit of her dreams? “I’ve learned so much from my mother,” says McCarthy, “starting with the fact that the world’s a nicer, happier place if everyone has a sandwich.”

  • Apr 3, 2018
    The Emmy-Winning Actress Dishes on What it Means to Get Older, Working with Senior Citizens and How Her ‘Crazy’ Mom Helped Her Achieve Stardom

    WASHINGTON, DC—Melissa McCarthy’s mom, Sandy, has a legitimate claim to the title of “World’s Most Loving Parent.” In an exclusive and emotional mother-daughter interview with AARP The Magazine, Melissa reveals details of her wild years as teenager and as a upstart on the New York City comedy scene, and the role her mom played in keeping her grounded and true to her passion during her years of near poverty. The actress also shares details of her marriage and family, her controversial appearances on Saturday Night Live, why getting older is a good thing, and her upcoming projects.

  • Apr 2, 2018
    US Government losing $1,000 to health fraud per every Medicare beneficiary; Losses are “massive,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells AARP

    WASHINGTON, DC—Roughly $60 billion is lost each year to Medicare fraud or waste, equal to 10 cents of every dollar budgeted for the program. Put another way, the amount lost to Medicare fraud in 2017 was roughly equal to the entire budgets for Homeland Security and NASA combined, an investigative report by AARP reveals. And the amount could be far worse, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who answers AARP’s questions in an exclusive interview in the April Issue of AARP Bulletin.

  • Mar 29, 2018
    Design on Aging guides to help entrepreneurs design products and services focused on older adults’ needs and preferences

    WASHINGTON, DC—In a collaborative effort to support innovation and the well-being of seniors at risk of social isolation, AARP, IDEO and Project Catalyst have launched two design guides that provide practical insights and tools for entrepreneurs developing products and services for older adults. The two Design on Aging booklets, Connected Living and Independent Living, synthesize research into the mindsets of older adults and explore how to effectively design solutions that can help people stay socially connected and physically mobile as they age.

  • Mar 28, 2018
    New Poll Finds 1 in 4 Americans Often Not Prepared to Face Aggressive Scammers

    WASHINGTON, DC—As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is redoubling its efforts to help taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them. The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year. But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed 1,005 Americans by phone, reveals that people may have a false sense of security, as three-fifths (62 percent) report they’re either extremely confident or very confident in their ability to detect fraud.

  • Mar 26, 2018
    New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services

    WASHINGTON, DC—When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP survey. Black and Latino LGBT adults report the greatest concern about future family and social supports, and greater worry about potential abuse in LTC facilities because of their race/ethnicity and sexual orientation/gender identity.

  • Mar 26, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017 (HR 4547):

  • Mar 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091):

  • Mar 21, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC—The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities, helping neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for all ages.

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