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  • Dec 12, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO—AARP Foundation and Rock Health have announced DispatchHealth as the winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with solutions that help vulnerable older adults remain in their homes and communities. The challenge is focused on innovations that reduce unnecessary health care services, costs and hospital readmission rates while allowing older adults the opportunity to live independently in their homes. This year’s finalists were DispatchHealth, FRND Health, and RoundTrip.

  • Dec 11, 2017

    Nearly seven out of 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for their loved one during the holidays, according to AARP's new Holiday Caregiving survey. To help manage the...

  • Dec 7, 2017
    2018 Cuts Would Reduce Access to Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC — AARP today sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to prevent $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare in 2018 that would result from the enactment of H.R. 1...

  • Dec 6, 2017
    AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend

    WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th

  • Dec 6, 2017
    MFG Awards will be Televised for the First-Time Ever on PBS Series Great Performances

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP The Magazine announced today that Helen Mirren will receive the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The AARP Movies for Grownups® multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

  • Dec 4, 2017
    • Cover Interview: Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer shares her intimate thoughts about ‘living in the moment’ and about her surprising role in The Shape of Water • Sports: Top athletes share how coaches changed their lives • Money: Five questions that reveal if you are financially healthy • Fraud Watch: How to ensure your holiday donation is not funding a scam • Health: The five types of winter coughs, and how to decode them • True-Life Mystery: A riveting tale of the unraveling of a man’s life, and how his wife uncovered the disease that led to his murder • 2018 Tech Guide: Cool new gear that solves everyday hassles A peek inside the latest issue of AARP The Magazine, with web exclusives, can be found at www.aarp.org/magazine

    WASHINGTON, DC—In the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), Oscar®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer shares her thoughts on her most treasured experiences and bonds that she’s formed along her rise to fame. Spencer also discusses her unexpected turn in the new film, The Shape of Water, a romantic fairy tale. For the first time, Spencer occupies a role where she doesn’t have to talk about race and expresses her surprising thoughts on portraying the best friend of a woman who falls in love with a sea monster.

  • Dec 1, 2017
    In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine, Octavia Spencer talks about her latest film and recounts the importance of living in the moment while on the way up with family and friends

    LOS ANGELES, CA—After years of struggles playing unnamed roles – clerk, waitress, bus driver, and woman in elevator – the now Oscar®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® Film Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is making the most of her opportunities, but what she treasures the most are the experiences and bonds forged along her journey.

  • Nov 30, 2017
    Millions of Older Americans Would See Tax Hikes or No Tax Relief, Millions More May See Their Health Care Premiums Rise

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing concerns about tens of billions of dollars in potential cuts to Medicare next year alone, as well as potential tax increases or little or no tax relief for older Americans. The full text of the letter to the Senate is below:

  • Nov 30, 2017
    Plus, age discrimination on the rise in job recruiting. Tips on protecting yourself from the top holiday scams. Why it’s okay to tap into your nest egg. And check out the best gifts that reap rewards long after the holiday season.

    WASHINGTON, DC—How can each of us keep our mind sharp as can be, for as long as possible? AARP takes on the question in the December issue of the AARP Bulletin, with a special report that provides a four-step guide to better your brain based on the newest, most exciting research. Learn how to help safeguard your memory (and which popular “memory boosters” have now been disproven), find out the most-recently discovered risk factors for Alzheimer’s, and get the newest thinking on how cell phones, computers and TV are rewiring our brains and affecting our ability to concentrate. Plus, revealing new research on a toxin-removal system that might be the fundamental clue to preventing brain disease. In addition, AARP Bulletin sits down with Bill Gates to discuss his new crusade to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

  • Nov 28, 2017
    Increasing number of Baby Boomers look to escape their daily routines for relaxing, rejuvenating getaways

    WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today from AARP Travel finds Baby Boomers report fewer vacation barriers heading into 2018 (20% report no barriers compared to 12% in 2017) with a stronger urge to relax and rejuvenate (up from 38% to 49%). The annual AARP Travel Trends survey also finds that international travelers want to see things from a local’s perspective with nearly half reporting interest in touring with a local (49% compared to 40% in 2017).

  • Nov 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:

  • Nov 16, 2017
    Tufts Medical Center and Pharmacy Quality Alliance receive grants for cancer treatment and diabetes care proposals

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Tufts Medical Center are this year’s AARP’s Quality Measures Innovation Grant award winners. They will each receive a grant of $150,000 and will have access to OptumLabs’ unique data assets and feedback from National Quality Forum’s Measure Incubator™ as they develop innovative quality health measures that address important gaps in diabetes and cancer care.

  • Nov 15, 2017
    Using tax bill to undermine health insurance market is bad public policy

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:

  • Nov 15, 2017
    Notes concerns about tax increases on older Americans, and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017:

  • Nov 14, 2017

    Continuing its commitment to producing digital series that explore and document people living life to the fullest and defying expectations, AARP Studios announced today the launch of Badass Pilot:...

  • Nov 10, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond gave comments in response to the tax proposal released today in the U.S. Senate:

  • Nov 9, 2017

    AARP Foundation and Rock Health today announced the finalists for the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that help older adults...

  • Nov 8, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Disappointed with the outcome of today’s committee vote, AARP will continue to strongly support including the medical expense deduction in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

  • Nov 8, 2017
    New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans

    The AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service today jointly announced the launch of Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn those who have served in the...

  • Nov 7, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the grant recipients of its Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts. With matching funds from AARP and AARP Foundation, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund raised $3.25 million to help hurricane victims – especially those age 50 and older – in Houston and Southeast Texas.

  • Nov 7, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP’s recent survey shows that positive emotions far outweigh negative emotions for both family caregivers and care recipients. Family caregivers report more positive emotions despite half feeling stressed or worried and care recipients report more positive emotions despite 6 out of 10 feeling less independent. The survey also found that family caregivers who felt more prepared to take on their role were more likely to report positive emotions than negative.

  • Nov 2, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond gave initial comments in response to “tax reform” legislation being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives:

  • Nov 2, 2017
    David Axelrod, Soledad O'Brien Join AARP in Honoring Winners and Fellows of Community Service-Focused AARP Purpose Prize Award

    At a gala to be held tonight at Chicago's Field Museum, AARP will present $50,000 awards to each of five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize Award™ which recognizes outstanding work by people age...

  • Nov 1, 2017
    Plus, how to prepare yourself for late life money decisions; Why “free” is an effective tool for scammers; Tips on how to eat well all holiday long

    WASHINGTON, DC—Shocking news reports and videos of nursing homes in crisis after recent hurricanes have tens of millions of Americans all asking the same question: Just how safe are America’s nursing homes? AARP takes on the question in the November issue of the AARP Bulletin, with a special report that provides need-to-know insights on how the industry operates today, how it plans for emergencies, new regulations that will affect future safety, growing competition, and how the industry must evolve to serve roughly 1.4 million of America’s frailest citizens. 

  • Oct 31, 2017
    Report identifies areas of job growth and opportunity for older workers

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and the projected availability of different occupations. The report, funded by AARP Foundation, also examines low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024 and analyze the education, experience, and on-the-job training requirements for those occupations. The purpose of the report is to better inform programming for workforce agencies and potential employers.

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