Jan 17, 2019
Washington, DC – AARP is launching a new resume advice and professional writing service tailored to help older workers who are looking for new jobs or switching positions. “Resume writing is...
Jan 9, 2019Nearly 1 in 3 Americans think “Bigfoot” being real is more likely than retiring comfortably; AARP and the Ad Council help them get on track with new PSAs, resources
Washington DC, January 9, 2019 – Nearly 1 in 3 people approaching retirement age (28%) think they’re more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably, according...
Jan 8, 2019New Research: More People 50-Plus Using Tech to Stay Connected to Friends, Loved Ones; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Highlights Social Connection at Inaugural CES Pitch Competition
LAS VEGAS – At CES 2019, AARP is putting the spotlight on the $7.6 trillion of annual economic activity generated by Americans age 50-plus, which is equivalent to the third largest economy in...
Jan 3, 2019
Las Vegas— January 3, 2019 — The first annual CES Pitch Competition to highlight technology creating social connection was announced today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)...
Jan 3, 2019Experts Offer Simple, Practical Tips to Boost Energy, Prevent Disease and Grow Your Possibilities in 2019
Are you ready for a healthier new year? AARP Bulletin launches the ultimate resolution checklist that includes 99 research-supported lifestyle tweaks, insights and tips that help people age...
Jan 3, 2019The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 4, Hosted by Comedian Martin Short
LOS ANGELES—AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book...
Dec 18, 2018Screen Legend Shirley MacLaine to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® AwardsMFG Awards will be broadcast on Great Performances, premiering on PBS in February
LOS ANGELES—Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced today. MacLaine will be honored at the 18th annual...
Dec 17, 2018
NEW YORK—Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP launches “Digital Tools and Solutions for Caregivers: An Employer’s Guide” to help HR and benefits leaders support employees who are family caregivers. A past survey of employers found nearly 9 in 10 were interested in providing digital caregiving support tools and services for their employees. The guide from NEBGH and AARP is the latest in a series of collaborative initiatives to help employers support the millions of family caregivers in the workplace.
Dec 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on yesterday’s court ruling in Texas v. United States:...
Dec 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement on Congress passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2):
Dec 7, 2018Research Reiterates Confusion Among Investors, Presents Opportunities to Improve Proposed Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC –Today AARP urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to rethink, revise, and retest its proposed Customer Relationship Summary form (CRS) until clear, informative...
- Dec 5, 2018AARP’s financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn reveals an easy-to-use formula – plus gives expert advice – for maintaining lifelong financial security
WASHINGTON, DC—The number one worry among older Americans is running out of money over the course of their lifetime. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin reveals that the key to preventing this is knowing one essential number: how much money you will be able to afford to spend each month and from there, adjusting your expenses accordingly. AARP’s financial expert Jane Bryant Quinn provides an easy-to-use process for finding a sustainable income for life—regardless of your current income level, marital and housing status, or the size of your savings.
- Dec 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, AARP Travel released the results of its annual travel trend survey, examining travel behaviors, expectations and planning among Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials....
- Dec 3, 2018Inside the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine: Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Reflects on Creativity, Lost Friends, and the Birth of the Motown Record
WASHINGTON, DC—In an exclusive interview, legendary singer and prolific songwriter Smokey Robinson shares behind-the-scenes stories about how he, founder Barry Gordy, and a cast of Detroit teenagers changed the world of music with Motown records.
Dec 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released a statement in reaction to the news of former President George H.W. Bush’s passing: “Today we grieve the loss of a lifelong public...
Nov 30, 2018AARP poll reveals 7 in 10 spend less time with friends and more than half spend less time with other family members
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new AARP poll on dementia care takes a closer look at the experiences of family caregivers for those with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their caregiving responsibilities. Both social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes.
Nov 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP announces the winners of the 2018 Asian American & Pacific Islander Hero Award; Denny Chan of Justice in Aging in Los Angeles and Jon Melegrito of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetRep) in Kensington, Maryland. This is the first year that AARP is honoring both a staff member and a volunteer at a nonprofit organization serving AAPIs age 50 and older.
- Nov 28, 2018In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine the soul singer and masterful songwriter reflects on creativity, lost friends, and the birth of the Motown Records
LOS ANGELES—To help mark the 60th anniversary of Motown, Grammy®Award-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Smokey Robinson sits with AARP The Magazine to reflect on the story of the record label that influenced three generations and changed the music industry forever. Robinson shares how he became one of America’s most iconic singers, songwriters, record executives and visionaries who helped lead a musical revolution known as the “Motown Sound.”
Nov 16, 2018Health Care, Medicare and Social Security were Top Issues for 50-Plus Voters in Key Battleground States
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll of general election voters, along with oversamples in both 39 GOP-held seats that flipped to a Democrat and 37 GOP-held seats targeted as competitive by the Cook Political Report that held for the GOP.
Nov 15, 2018
Today, AARP announced the launch of a major new advocacy campaign urging Congress to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and protect seniors from any attempts to raise patient drug costs by...
Nov 7, 2018Voters Age 50 and Over The Deciding Factor in Outcomes
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement about the 2018 midterm elections:
- Nov 6, 2018AARP dispels myths, reveals financial health of America’s “most important” federal program
WASHINGTON, DC—A special report in the November issue of AARP Bulletin reveals important truths about Social Security, how it works, and its financial health. In the publication, AARP takes a deep dive into the current and future state of Social Security and addresses people’s misconceptions and questions – like whether you can change your mind about collecting benefits (you can, but only once) and whether there’s a maximum benefit (yes, there is).
Nov 1, 2018Inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse Report Finds Only 28 Percent of People in America are Financially HealthyLandmark Financial Health Pulse from the Center for Financial Services Innovation delves beyond headline economic data to reveal people in America are struggling in many aspects of their financial lives
CHICAGO—The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health, in partnership with the Omidyar Network, MetLife Foundation, and AARP, today unveiled its inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse, the first-ever annual benchmarking survey around a composite financial health framework that provides a holistic look at how people in America manage their finances day-to-day, build resilience, and pursue opportunities over time.
Nov 1, 20181 in 5 Latinos in the U.S. are Unpaid Family Caregivers; AARP and the Ad Council Offer Support in New PSA Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly seven million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and do not seek outside help. AARP and the Ad Council offer support with a new PSA campaign, encouraging Latino caregivers nationwide to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.
Oct 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s (LCE) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Rhonda Cunningham Holmes as its new executive director, effective Nov. 5. Holmes succeeds Jan Allen May who retired in July after 41 years with LCE.
Oct 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 Medicare health and drug plans began on October 15, 2018 and ends December 7, 2018. Beneficiaries have more plans to choose from than ever, with 600 more plans available across the country next year. Starting in 2019, plans have new discretion to offer a broader array of supplemental benefits.
Oct 30, 2018AARP Announces 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Winners; Five $60K Awards Will Be Presented at Dec. 5 Gala in D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP announced the five winners of the 2018 AARP® Purpose Prize® award which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their outstanding work, each winner will receive a $60,000 award from AARP at the AARP Purpose Prize Award Gala, to be held in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2018, featuring a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Oct 26, 2018Embodied Labs, Tech UR Elders and Zogo Finance Take First, Second and Third Place
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Innovation Labs has announced the winners of its 2018 Grand Pitch Competition finale held on October 25. Eight winners of regional competitions converged in DC for the concluding pitch event where they shared their intergenerational solutions focused on health, wealth and self.
Oct 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health and prescription coverage during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period—October 15th through December 7th—and compare plans to see if there is a plan that better suits their health needs for 2019. Some people may be able to reduce their prescription drug costs substantially by switching to a different Part D plan.
Oct 22, 2018AARP Nationwide Survey Finds Disconnect Between Images Used in Beauty Product Ads and Women's Desire for Realistic, Authentic DepictionsMirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and MediaTM Surveyed 2,000 U.S. women ages 21 to 72
WASHINGTON, DC—Manufacturers of beauty products whose advertisements do not depict women in realistic ways, or include women of a variety of ages, may lose customers, according to the results of...
Oct 18, 2018Expanding Its Role in Entertainment, AARP Announces First Original Movie “Care to Laugh” to Premiere this FallAARP Signals Accelerated Effort to Develop, Produce, Finance Additional Original Content in 2019
WASHINGTON, DC—Expanding its work and presence in entertainment, AARP announces the launch of its first full-length film “Care to Laugh” through AARP Studios. The documentary film features Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream of becoming a successful comedian while caring for his aging parents. “Care to Laugh” will make its world premiere as the closing night film of the Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis on Oct. 21.
Oct 16, 2018New study shows health benefits experienced during all stages of travel
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP Travel released the results of its latest study, examining the health and wellness benefits of leisure travel. According to the survey, those who travel reported better emotional and physical health and improved relationships and productivity at work. Additionally, overall well-being is one of the biggest advantages of travel, with the benefits starting during the initial travel planning phase and extending well beyond the trip. The longest lasting travel benefit reported is improved relationships with loved ones – lasting six weeks on average.
- Oct 16, 2018AARP, AYA Poll: Majority say “honesty in government” is No. 1 issue
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find that a strong majority of Americans from three generations say the country is headed in the wrong direction and say they are “fearful” about the future...
Oct 15, 2018Significant Majorities of Older Voters Concerned About Health Care Access and Cost
WASHINGTON, DC—In a newly released Politico-AARP poll, Pennsylvania voters age 50 and older say health care and personal finance issues will be top of mind this election season. The poll found health care (97 percent), Social Security (96 percent) and Medicare (95 percent) will be critical in determining how they vote in elections this fall and a strong majority want elected officials to take action to lower health care (92 percent) and prescription drug costs (91 percent).
Oct 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP responded to today’s announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2019. Additionally, AARP launched the Social Security Resource Center, a one-stop place for consumers to have their Social Security retirement questions answered, including when to claim. Consumers can find more at www.aarp.org/socialsecurity.
Oct 11, 2018“Raise Your Voice” Informs on Drug Costs, Medicare, Polling Places and More
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced the launch of “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The voice-enabled experience is designed...
- Oct 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). Research shows our sense of mental well-being tends to increase after middle age and there are steps we can take to help improve it, regardless of age.
Oct 8, 2018AARP Submits Amicus Brief Supporting Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Implementation of the “Skinny” Plan Rule
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the recently filed lawsuit challenging the...
- Oct 4, 2018Special report details how Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement savings plans and other key programs are at stake this election
WASHINGTON, DC—How America votes in the midterm election could influence major policy decisions at the federal and state levels that could affect the lives of all older Americans for decades to come, according to a special report in the October issue of the AARP Bulletin. In a comprehensive pre-election package of stories and graphics, AARP makes its strongest case yet of why all Americans need to vote in November, and provides background, insights and support to help older Americans make decisions and get to the polls.
Oct 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act:
- Oct 2, 2018Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank Draw from Experiences of Love and Loss to Tackle the Topic of Caregiving in AARP The MagazineDanner and Swank’s personal caregiving stories deepen their connection to their characters in ‘What They Had’ – a film about love, family and Alzheimer’s
LOS ANGELES—In an intimate interview for the October/November issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), EMMY- and Tony-winning actress Blythe Danner and Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Hilary Swank reflect on their deeply challenging caregiving experiences and the toll it took on their personal and professional lives. This fall, Danner and Swank will appear together in the film, “What They Had,” which delves into the topics of caregiving and Alzheimer’s.
Oct 1, 2018AARP Announces First Ever Collaboration on Major Motion Picture “What They Had” Starring Hilary Swank, Blythe DannerAARP Movies for Grownups® Screenings, Cover Story in AARP The Magazine Raise Awareness Around Film Addressing Caregiving, Dementia Issues
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced a collaboration with Bleecker Street on the release of “What They Had,” the upcoming film starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Hilary Swank, EMMY and Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner, with Michael Shannon, Robert Forster and Taissa Farmiga.
- Sep 27, 2018Survey from AYA, AARP Also Finds Social Security, Medicare Popular Across 3 Generations
WASHINGTON, DC—New survey results find Americans across three generations have major concerns about their personal finances, debt levels, and the national economic picture, despite a growing economy. Across the generations Social Security and Medicare remain as popular as ever. Although almost half (49 percent) of Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers report feeling somewhat satisfied with their financial situation, while, 37 percent, feel not at all or not too satisfied. About a third (31 percent) say they couldn’t cover their expenses for a full month if they had no income to rely on, and two-thirds (66 percent) count their debt level as a major or minor problem.
Sep 26, 2018AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for Yourself@50+ and SCSEPFoundation Shines Light on Its Workforce Programs During National Employ Older Workers Week
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Foundation, during National Employ Older Workers Week, announced it has expanded its workforce opportunities for older workers through BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for...
- Sep 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.
- Sep 25, 2018Jobs/Economy, Immigration and Health Care Are Top Three Issues of Concern for Older Hispanic Voters According to New AARP-Univision PollingThe surveys are part of a multifaceted voter engagement partnership between Univision and AARP
- Sep 25, 2018AARP Foundation Survey: Loneliness Numbers Rise Among Adults Age 45 and Older; Neighborhood Connections Key to Countering Social IsolationNew survey finds 1 in 3 U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely and examines risk factors for loneliness
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older,” finds that one in three U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely. While the percentage is unchanged from a previous loneliness study conducted by AARP Research in 2010, approximately five million more midlife and older adults are lonely due to growth in this age group among the population.
Sep 24, 2018AARP Releases 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report Assessing 10 Nations’ Preparedness for Massive Growth of 65+ Population Over Next GenerationAustralia, Chile, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and Taiwan are Nations Surveyed on Societal Issues Related to Aging Population
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AARP today announced the release of its 2018 Aging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) research, which examines the how prepared nations are for the challenges and...
Sep 21, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to lobbying efforts by PhRMA to change the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal
Sep 18, 2018AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions, up to $500,000, to provide much-needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation today announced it has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those ages 50 and older – as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding caused significant damage throughout North and South Carolina and other regions of the mid-Atlantic. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Florence.