Jan 16, 2018Study focuses on smartphone apps for care coordination, emergency response systems, and online services for in-home aide selection. Report conducted by Project Catalyst group comprised of founding members AARP, Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, MedStar Health, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
WASHINGTON, DC—Family caregivers can benefit from technology designed to meet their specific care needs, according to an AARP report issued today that details how technology can help caregivers and their care recipients. The report’s findings indicate that there is a need in the marketplace for technology products that support family caregivers.
Jan 9, 2018Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP welcomes passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759). The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and in the U.S. House by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers.
Jan 5, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on employment discrimination in the digital era:
- Jan 3, 2018January/February AARP Bulletin Special Report: Great Second Careers — 16 People who Found Success, Security and Happiness after 50 with a New JobA new report challenging the brain-health benefits of caffeine, red wine and dark chocolate. 29 places where harmful bacteria hide at your supermarket. The shocking assault by con artists on America’s vets and their families. How to get your wishes by command with new voice-activated “smart speakers”.
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly half of older workers have changed jobs since turning 50. Although it may seem daunting to some, starting over doesn’t mean you’re starting from scratch. In the January/February issue, AARP Bulletin highlights 16 people who reinvented their careers after age 50 and reveals how they found deeper joy and satisfaction – and often, financial success. From a corporate attorney turned organic farmer to a cancer survivor reclaiming her health as a skincare entrepreneur, or a former pastor finding a second life as a bed and breakfast owner, AARP Bulletin highlights how they achieved prosperity and how you can too.
- Jan 3, 2018‘Interview an Advisor’ Guides Process with Questions about Qualifications and Standards
WASHINGTON, DC—Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisor™, launched today by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
Dec 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP reacted today to new survey findings from GfK MRI that AARP The Magazine (ATM) is officially America’s most-read magazine. ATM, AARP’s monthly magazine and flagship publication, continues to serve as a primary source of information and entertainment for people age 50-plus – with a readership of 38.3 million – the largest of any magazine in the U.S., according to data from market research firm GfK MRI.
Dec 19, 2017AARP opposes tax bill because of negative impact on older adults
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives raising its concerns with significant shortcomings in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as highlighting some important provisions for older Americans.
- Dec 15, 2017Barbara Hannah Grufferman. ISBN: 978-1-4262-1832-3 | On Sale: Feb. 6, 2018 | Trade Paper | $19.99. An inspiring guide to look, feel, and be your best, one small step at a time.
WASHINGTON, DC—With both wisdom and wit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman challenges readers to take control of their lives in her new book, Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic/AARP, February 2018). Here Grufferman, a nationally recognized advocate for positive living, offers small, practical tips—backed by science—encouraging readers to become their best selves. With frank advice about everything from health to relationships to sex to plastic surgery, Grufferman motivates readers to stay driven and committed to achieving their personal goals. Free of hype, this book is for anyone who has ever thought:
Dec 13, 2017AARP Foundation Survey Finds Positive Feelings Associated With Holidays but Also Concern for Family Members Who May Feel LonelyAARP Foundation Draws Attention to Social Isolation and Offers Resources at Connect2Affect
WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that people are feeling good about spending time with friends and family this holiday season, with many survey respondents noting that they are feeling happy (67%), loved (47%), joyful (46%) and excited (44%).
- Dec 12, 2017AARP Foundation and Rock Health Announce DispatchHealth as Winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge
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, 2017Caregivers, Facing More Stress During The Holidays, Change The Way They Celebrate, AARP Survey Uncovers
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, 20172018 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, 2017AARP 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, 2017Helen Mirren to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups® AwardsMFG 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, 2017Octavia Spencer, Just Where She Wants to Be! The Award-Winning Actress Shares Her Most Treasured Moments Rising to Fame in the December/January Issue of AARP The MagazineIn 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, 2017Millions 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, 2017December AARP Bulletin Special Report: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Potentially Reduce the Risks of Brain Disease for Years to ComePlus, 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, 2017Increasing 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, 2017Tufts 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, 2017Using 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, 2017Notes 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: