Sep 12, 2017Increasing enrollment, creating greater stability and competition in the market, and lowering costs for consumers should be the goal, says AARP
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP submitted written testimony today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urging Congress to focus on commonsense solutions to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace, increase enrollment and competition, and lower costs for consumers.
Sep 7, 2017AARP Funds 88 Quick Action Community Projects to Make Places More Livable
AARP announces 89 winners for its first-ever AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of all ages. The winning...
Sep 7, 2017New AARP reports show retail prices for specialty drugs increased by an average of nearly 10% as generic drug prices show a mixed bag
Retail prices for specialty prescription drugs widely used by older Americans ballooned by an average of 9.6% between 2014 and 2015, the highest increase since at least 2006, while retail prices...
Sep 6, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Washington, D.C., Sept. 10 and 11, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older-Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityNation's capital volunteers to pack 1.5 million meals for local seniors and veterans, bringing the total to 3 million meals this summer
AARP Foundation will wrap up its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a two-day Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in Washington, D.C., at the National Mall...
- Sep 5, 2017September AARP Bulletin Gives Rare Look Behind the Surgeon's Mask, Reveals How to Find and Pick the Best Doctor and Hospital for YouPlus, the growing American epidemic of prediabetes; how to protect your Social Security number from crooks; what's hot (and not) in the fast-changing world of collectibles; and an exclusive interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King about life since the infamous Battle of the Sexes
The most important health decision you will ever make may be who you pick to be your surgeon. An AARP investigative report shows that some surgeons have complication rates three times the industry...
Aug 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the new Richmond, Va., location for its BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative. The new location expands the successful program, which has now grown to...
Aug 29, 2017Secure website now accepting donations to aid victims; AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $1 million to provide much needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson today announced that AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those age 50 and older –as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding devastate Houston and the southeastern Texas region. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $1 million for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Aug 29, 2017Nearly Half of People Age 18-39 Say It's 'Normal To Be Depressed' In Older Age; but Only 10 Percent of Older People Agree
The findings of a new independently conducted survey, released today by AARP, reveal that younger people (especially those currently age 18-39) may be in for a pleasant surprise later in life –...
Aug 28, 2017100+ Inspiring Ideas From America's Community Leaders
The second title in AARP's Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series is now available for free. This edition shares new and inspiring solutions from community leaders across the nation, who...
Aug 24, 2017Rules Allow Employers to Penalize Employees for Exercising Their Civil Rights to Keep Private Health Information Private
WASHINGTON, DC—A federal court has handed workers a major victory in an AARP suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging recent workplace wellness rules that allow employers to penalize employees for keeping health information private.
Aug 10, 2017Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active
WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs.
- Aug 7, 2017Celebrity Cover Interview: Jessica Lange Gets Personal On Life, Happiness, Resilience and Aging in Hollywood AARP The Magazine Announces: TV for GrownupsSM The Summer of Love: Did the Hippies Get it Right? Princess Diana, 20 Years Later: Remembering the People’s Princess What I Know Now: John Lithgow on the Fine Line Between Horror and Comedy Personal Finance: Hidden Bank Fees—Six Extra Charges and How to Avoid Paying Them Health: Travel Aids—Surprising Items to Pack to Keep You Feeling Great on Vacation Scams: Malware Strikes are on the Rise—7 Ways to Keep Your Computer Safe A peek inside the August/September Issue of AARP the Magazine, with web exclusives, can be found at www.aarp.org/magazine/.
WASHINGTON, DC—For the first time ever, AARP The Magazine (ATM) is providing readers with a double cover on its August-September issue, featuring an exclusive commemorative “Summer of Love” painting by legendary artist Peter Max. Underneath this brightly colored wrap, the official cover showcases actress Jessica Lange, who provides a retrospective look at her career and her thoughts on life, happiness, resilience and aging in Hollywood. The cover package also includes 5 things you probably didn’t know about Jessica, and comments about her long-time partner Sam Shepard, who passed away in July.
Aug 3, 2017First priority should be to help stabilize health insurance market
WASHINGTON, DC—One week after the Senate attempted to pass a bad health care bill, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives urging them to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage, lower costs, stabilize markets, and improve care and released the following statement:
Aug 3, 2017Combatting Social Isolation and Improving Health and Fitness Levels Are Among Areas of Concentration
AARP and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of...
Aug 2, 2017TV for Grownups® Celebrates Television Geared for 50-plus Audience; Announces Plans to Launch First Annual TV for Grownups® Awards in 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP launched today its new entertainment initiative TV for Grownups®. Following in the footsteps of its influential Movies for Grownups®, TV for Grownups® aims to connect 50-plus viewers with smart, relevant, entertaining shows and the actors who star in them, plus help demystify the technology associated with home entertainment. AARP also announced it will hold the first annual TV for Grownups® Awards in 2018.
- Jul 31, 2017Jessica Lange Graces the Cover of AARP The Magazine’s Summer Issue: After Collecting Every Major Acting Award, Lange Reflects on Her Life and Reveals Her Staying Power in HollywoodThe August-September cover story also includes: Five things you didn’t know about Jessica!
WASHINGTON, DC—For more than 40 years, Jessica Lange has captivated audiences in theatres and movie screens, accumulating multiple Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony awards along the way—and she shows no signs of slowing down in an industry fraught with ageism. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), the amazingly talented actress provides a retrospective look at her career and her thoughts on life, happiness, resilience and aging in Hollywood.
Jul 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Reacting to today’s defeat of the Senate’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
Jul 27, 2017Latest health care bill no better than other bills
WASHINGTON, DC—As the Senate plans to vote on the so-called “skinny” health care repeal bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators opposing the bill and released the following statement:
Jul 27, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityTwin Cities-area volunteers aim to pack half a million meals for local seniors in one day
AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Aug. 6, in St. Paul, Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas AARC Field House....
Jul 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—In response to today’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
- Jul 25, 2017Research shows certain activities can benefit brain health, but brain games not one of them
WASHINGTON, DC—The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan.
Jul 21, 2017AARP calls on Senators to vote ‘NO’ on pending Motion to Proceed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond sent a letter to all 100 Senators voicing AARP’s strong opposition to the repeal and delay amendment to H.R. 1628 which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. AARP reiterated its steadfast opposition to both the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) because of the devastating impact the legislation would have on Americans age 50 and older.
- Jul 20, 2017Features and videos will keep women, 40-plus, up-to-date and in-the-know
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the launch of “The Girlfriend,” a new digital publication for Gen-X women. The weekly newsletter features timely, useful and entertaining content for today’s 40-plus woman.
Jul 19, 2017AARP and Ad Council Launch New PSA Campaign to Empower Millions of Americans to Get on Track for RetirementThe Campaign Introduces an Interactive Digital Experience that Breaks Down the Challenge of Saving into Simple, Achievable Steps
NEW YORK, NY—Two in five households headed by Americans age 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National institute on Retirement Security.* To help address this savings shortfall, AARP and the Ad Council are launching a Saving for Retirement campaign to empower people to take control of their financial futures. The integrated PSA campaign, created pro bono by FCB New York, will remind consumers they have already demonstrated the financial savvy it takes to tackle this challenge, and a new interactive online resource at AceYourRetirement.org will provide personalized tips to inspire them to take action.
Jul 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—As the US House Budget Committee plans to markup the budget bill tomorrow, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ Budget Blueprint