Oct 21, 2021New PSAs Work to Empower the Two-Thirds of American Women Who Believe They are Unlikely to Achieve Financial Security in Retirement
Although more than 8 in 10 (86%) American women approaching retirement say that achieving financial security is very important to them, just one in three (33%) women believe they are very likely to achieve it, according to AARP.  To address this confidence gap, AARP and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch “We Say Save It TM” PSAs to empower women to prioritize their financial wellbeing in retirement. Launching October 21, “We Say Save It” is designed for middle-income women seeking inspiration to begin – or continue – their work toward financial security in retirement.
Oct 20, 2021AARP SURVEY: Voters Express Widespread Support for Legislation to Make it Easier to Save for Retirement
A new AARP survey of voters ages 25+ found an overwhelming majority (92%) agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for all workers to save for retirement from their paycheck.
Oct 14, 2021Vaccination Rates Increased Slightly in Same Time Period; More than Half of Nursing Home Staff Vaccinated in Every State
The latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows the coronavirus continued to impact nursing home residents and staff in the four weeks ending September 19.
Oct 13, 2021
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2022 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits
Oct 7, 2021AARP Announces Intergenerational Family-Friendly Video App Kinoo as Winner of its Grand Pitch Finale CompetitionNew AgeTech Collaborative Platform Will Help Shine a Spotlight on Industry Experts and Enterprises Looking to Address Society’s Most Pressing Issues as We Age
AARP Innovation Labs announced Kinoo as the winner of its annual 2021 Grand Pitch Finale, held virtually on September 30th. Kinoo, the $10,000 grand-prize winner, beat out four other startups for this competition.
Oct 5, 2021AARP Announces 2022 Purpose Prize® Award Winners; Award-Winning Television and Film Actor Michael J. Fox to Receive Honorary Purpose PrizeAARP Purpose Prize Honors America’s Movers and Shakers Age 50-Plus Who Give Back, Tackle Major Societal Challenges; Five $50K Awards Will be Presented
Today, AARP announced its 2022 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients and fellows, the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who use their knowledge and life experience to solve challenging social problems. These extraordinary Americans use their experiences and selflessly dedicate their lives to build a better future for the world around them.
- Oct 4, 2021AARP Bulletin Special Report: An Essential Guide to Making Smart Medicare Choices Today and TomorrowPlus: An exclusive interview with the new chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Sep 30, 2021AARP The Magazine Celebrates Latin-American Icons in Special October/November Issue Featuring Salma Hayek, Carlos Santana, Johnny Pacheco and MorePlus: Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares a COVID Vaccine Update, Brooke Shields offers 6 Tips to Living Your Best Life, and Ricky Gervais Gets Personal
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) highlights numerous influential Latin-American icons, including cover star Salma Hayek who shares a rare look into her life as a professional Latin-American woman in Hollywood. And in an exciting exclusive, AARP commissioned ten of the world’s most prominent Latino artists to create portraits of legendary Latino actors, artists, leaders, athletes, musicians and activists who have made a lasting global impact. To tell their unique stories, AARP turned to current luminaries such as Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, Carolyne Roehm, and Bobby Valentin.
Sep 29, 2021Two-Thirds of Older Workers Open to Learning New Skills, According to AARP Research
Today AARP launched the AARP Skills Builder for WorkSM, a new platform to help older workers gain in-demand skills to give them an edge in today’s competitive job market. According to AARP research, two-thirds of older workers are interested in additional job/skills training and the same amount have taken some type of training in the past two years.
- Sep 28, 2021Latin-American Actress and Activist Salma Hayek Opens Up About Power, Womanhood and Fighting Her Way to Success in the Special Hispanic Heritage Issue of AARP The MagazineHow She Approaches Aging, Navigates Hollywood, and More in the October/November Issue
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine sat down with October/November cover star Salma Hayek to discuss her inspiring journey, advocacy and career in Hollywood. In a wide-ranging interview, the 55-year-old Latin-American multi-hyphenate details her latest projects, both behind and in front of the screen, and the importance of portraying female experiences such as menopause as authentically as possible.
Sep 28, 2021AARP Report: Average Specialty Drug Price Reached $84,442 in 2020, Rising More Than Three Times Faster Than the Prices of Other Goods and ServicesAARP Is Urging Congress to Pass Prescription Drug Reform This Year
Retail prices for 180 widely used specialty prescription drugs increased by an average of 4.8% in 2020, more than three times the rate of general inflation for that same period (1.3%), according to AARP’s latest Rx Price Watch Report.
Sep 23, 2021AARP Praises Recommendations from RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, Calls on Congress to Act Now and Help CaregiversPaid Leave and Tax Credit for Family Caregivers Could Lessen Financial and Workplace Burdens
WASHINGTON—The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council—comprised of family caregivers, health care experts and others—yesterday delivered recommendations to policymakers on how to better support family caregivers, including a call for financial and workplace security and expanding home and community-based services.
Sep 17, 2021
AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans’ access to medicines. AARP has called for fair drug prices for years and is urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs that older adults pay for their prescription drugs and impose penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.
- Sep 16, 2021Carlos Santana, Edward James Olmos, and More Pay Tribute to Important U.S. Latino Historical Figures In Special October/November Issue
To mark Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP The Magazine (ATM) pays tribute to 10 iconic Latino Americans who have made lasting and important contributions to their community and country.
Sep 15, 2021
AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson issued the following response to the U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty, income, and health insurance in 2020.
Sep 15, 2021New AARP Analysis: COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge in Nursing Homes, Risk of Infection Three Times Higher for Unvaccinated Residents
Nursing home residents and staff experienced a surge in coronavirus in the four weeks ending August 22, with both cases and deaths roughly six times as high as they were in the four weeks ending mid-July, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard. Cases are concentrated among the unvaccinated: those residents were three times as likely to contract COVID-19 last month compared to residents who are fully vaccinated.
- Sep 1, 2021September Issue Offers a Handbook On How To Get Heard and Better Served by Retailers, Government Agencies and Other Bureaucracies
In the new issue of AARP Bulletin, top professionals in customer care explain exactly what to do to get the good treatment and fair outcome you want and deserve, reveal whether loyalty to a company provides any tangible benefits, and detail when relying on human interaction might actually NOT be to your benefit.
Aug 31, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement in response to the Medicare and Social Security Trustees’ reports released today
Aug 20, 2021New AARP Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support Among Voters 50+ for a Caregiver Tax Credit and Expanded In-Home CareLarge Majority of Older Voters Want to Age at Home
Across party lines, a large majority of Republican, Democrat and Independent voters support policies to help American families care for their loved ones, according to a new AARP poll of voters 50 and older.
Aug 18, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to the Biden Administration directing all nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds to require vaccinations for all staff
Aug 12, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Nursing Homes Vaccination Rates Still Well Short of Benchmark as COVID Cases Trend UpwardsAARP Calls on Facilities to Require Vaccination
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise among nursing home residents and staff, increasing 50% among residents and 60% among staff in July 12-18, compared to the preceding week, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.
Aug 10, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
- Aug 10, 2021Disability Advocates Reach Agreement with State of Kansas to Reform Services for People Living in Mental Health Nursing Facilities
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC) and Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), acting on behalf of their constituents with mental illness, have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas to expand services and provide more community residential options for individuals living in, or at risk of being admitted to, Nursing Facilities for Mental Health (NFMH).
Aug 4, 2021As Workplaces Re-Open, Family Caregivers are Worried about Infection Risks and Balancing Their ResponsibilitiesNew AARP Research Finds Most Caregivers Reported Increased Stress and Time Spent Caring for Loved Ones Due to COVID-19
New research from AARP explores how the pandemic affected people who are both working and providing care to a loved one, and their concerns about returning to pre-pandemic routines.
Aug 3, 2021Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
WASHINGTON – According to Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience and The Latino Experience, research released by AARP, 40% of Black and Latino adults have been targeted by a scam and...
- Aug 2, 2021AARP The Magazine August/September Issue: Top Tips to Enhance Your Forever Home, Ditch the 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain, PLUS Advice to Avoid Running Out of Cash for the Long RunAlso: An Oral History of 9/11; surprising revelations from cover star Jamie Lee Curtis; and an Inside Look at America’s Top Phone Fraud
WASHINGTON—In a jam-packed August/September issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Jamie Lee Curtis offers special lessons from the “Jamie University”; first responders share their stories for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; top home improvement pros offer suggestions on how to make your house a forever home; and this month’s Fraud Watch warns of a new, sinister robocall scam on the rise.
Jul 28, 2021
Six months after a lawsuit filed by AARP Foundation and the law firm of Constantine Cannon LLP, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed course and announced plans to impose much stiffer penalties for nursing facility violations, AARP Foundation said today.
- Jul 28, 2021Actress, Author and Advocate Jamie Lee Curtis Is Radiating with Energy – and Making Up for Lost Time – in The August/September Issue of AARP The MagazineBursting with Ideas and Hungry to Learn and Try New Things, the 62-year-old Actress is Again Hitting A Creative Stride
LOS ANGELES—California native Jamie Lee Curtis has spent more of her life in front of the camera than not, with several prestigious accolades including two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, a star on the...
Jul 28, 2021Granted Projects Include a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion and Pandemic Recovery
Today, AARP announced it is awarding $3.2 million to 244 Community Challenge grantees for quick-action projects to help jumpstart long-term local change. These grants will help improve public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement with an emphasis on the needs of the 50+. Many of this year’s grants support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.
Jul 15, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Just One in Five Nursing Homes Meets Industry Benchmark for Staff Vaccinations; Wide Variation from State to State
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard incorporates new data on vaccination rates among staff and residents, and finds that just one in five facilities meets the threshold of having at least 75% of staff fully vaccinated.
Jul 13, 2021HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs Select Seven Finalists to Pitch During 2021 Social Connections ChallengeShowcasing an array of innovators, presenting solutions for the 50-plus to build social connections and better engage with their communities
Jul 9, 2021New Survey Shows Strong Public Interest for Movement This Year
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the announcement to take federal action to reduce the high prices of prescription drugs in an Executive Order released by the White House today:
Jul 8, 2021Vast majorities want Congress to act on pricing this year
A new AARP survey released today shows that more than half (58%) of adults 50 and older are concerned they will not be able to afford prescription drugs over the next few years for themselves or their families.
Jul 1, 2021The 12th Annual Edition of “99 Great Ways to Save” Reveals All-New Tricks and Tools for Slashing Costs and Lowering Bills
AARP’s “99 Great Ways to Save” is back with a brand-new roundup of savings advice for a vastly changed post-pandemic retail marketplace. This year’s curated list offers money-saving tips that blend old-fashioned clever frugality with the latest tools and resources for saving thousands of dollars each year in this new world of shopping.
Jun 29, 2021AARP Research Shows Family Caregivers Face Significant Financial Strain, Spend on Average $7,242 Each YearAARP Launches National Campaign Urging More Support for Family Caregivers, Passage of Credit for Caring Act
New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of those caring for an adult family member (78%) are facing regular out-of-pocket costs, with the highest burden falling on younger caregivers and those who are Hispanic/Latino or African American.
Jun 24, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to the introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a bill to provide up to $400 billion for home and community-based services:
Jun 23, 2021Legislation Restores Longstanding Legal Protections for Older Workers
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote today approving the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).
Jun 22, 2021Data released today at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit gives in-depth look at how adults and health care providers view a dementia diagnosis
WASHINGTON – While dementia remains highly stigmatized, a new AARP report shows that health care providers overestimate the worry that adults 40 and older would feel if they had dementia. One in...
Jun 18, 2021Fourth Consecutive Year AARP Has Been Honored
AARP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jun 17, 2021Decision Preserves Critical Access to Health Insurance and Consumer Protections for Americans 50+
The Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-2, today rejected a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ruling that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the lawsuit. AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer
Jun 15, 2021NORC At The University of Chicago and AARP Launch FORESIGHT 50+, The Largest High-Quality Survey Panel of Older AdultsForesight 50+ will gather perceptions of the influential 50-and-over demographic, representing more than a third of Americans
CHICAGO - NORC at the University of Chicago and AARP launched Foresight 50+, a new survey panel available to organizations looking for insights from older adults living in the United States. It is...
- Jun 7, 2021Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine: Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey, Healthy Summer Meals and Spending Smart to Save More
In the June/July 2021 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Matthew McConaughey shares his love of storytelling, explains his decision to stop acting in romantic comedies, and discusses his family’s philosophy of “outlaw logic.” Plus, in a personal essay, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the lessons he’s learned on and off the court; AARP financial experts provide a “must-have” preparedness guide for financial emergencies; and we take a nostalgic look back at 40 years of the game-changing music video channel, MTV.
Jun 7, 2021Analysis shows Medicare Part D spent nearly $40 billion more on top brand name drugs between 2015 and 2019 due to price increases that exceeded the general inflation rate
In 2020, retail prices for 260 widely used brand name prescription drugs increased more than twice as fast as general inflation, rising 2.9% compared to an inflation rate of 1.3%, according to a new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI).
- Jun 1, 2021The June 2021 Issue Offers a Bird’s-Eye View of How Extreme Weather Affects Readers’ Health, Wealth, Home and Lifestyles
In this month’s AARP Bulletin special report, we sit down with dozens of experts to get the full picture on how climate change already is affecting insurance rates, allergy levels, home values, travel opportunities and even our ability to go outdoors for a walk.
May 26, 2021Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About His Career, His Home Life and His Future in AARP The MagazineThe Prolific Actor Reveals His Secrets to Discovering Joy, Raising a Family, Taking Risks and Always Finding a Place to Dance
In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine for the June/July 2021 issue, the 51-year-old Academy Award®–winning actor candidly reflects on the diverse array of characters that he has played, his important role as a father, stepping down from his position as the “King of Rom-Coms” and more.
May 26, 2021AARP Survey: Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Opposes Social Security and Medicare Cuts to Reduce Deficit
An AARP survey released today finds that 85% of Americans age 50+ oppose cutting Social Security and Medicare to reduce the federal budget deficit.
May 24, 2021Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs Launch Better Aging Through Technology Pitch CompetitionApplications open until June 10; Six to Eight finalists will be chosen to present at the virtual competition on July 1
Innovation Collective and AARP Innovation Labs launch the Better Aging Through Technology pitch competition, for companies, early stage startups, and ideas that improve our quality of life as we age.
May 18, 2021Eight Finalists Will be Selected for a Chance to Win Prizes Valued up to $10,000
HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs invite startups across the country to apply for the 2021 Social Connections Challenge, now through June 20. The Challenge seeks digital innovations that aim to combat loneliness and social isolation, an issue that affects many adults as they age.
May 18, 2021
AARP has endorsed the Credit for Caring Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide up to a $5,000 nonrefundable federal tax credit for eligible working family caregivers. The bill was introduced today in the Senate by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and in the House by Representative Linda Sánchez (D-CA).
May 18, 2021AARP and Blue Star Families Host Virtual Town Hall on the Financial and Emotional Challenges Facing Veteran and Military CaregiversThe virtual event will highlight new research, resources, support, and solutions available to these hidden heroes to commemorate Military Caregiver Month
AARP and Blue Star Families will host a virtual town hall today at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the financial and emotional challenges facing the 5.5 million veteran and military caregivers across the country.