Apr 6, 2021Report kicks off a three-year effort to remove this tactic from scammers’ toolboxes
Nearly one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation, according to the Gift Card Payment Scams report.
- Apr 2, 2021Inside the April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine: Michael Douglas, Your Pandemic Recovery Plan and Fraud in the FamilyPLUS: Sharon Stone, Jackson Browne And Rare Interviews With The Titans Of The Gaming Industry
In this issue of AARP The Magazine: All-new conversations with Michael Douglas, Jackson Browne and Sharon Stone, plus a particularly timely health report to help all Americans over 50 recover from the physical and mental effects of a year living with a pandemic. You’ll also find a wide range of smart money information, clever meal prep ideas, what’s next up on TV and in the movies, and much more.
- Apr 1, 2021April Issue Profiles a Mysterious Vigilante Who Spies on Scammers and Reveals Exactly How and Why Frauds Succeed – or Fail
In this month’s issue, we follow an online vigilante into the world of international fraud and learn his strategies for how to stay one step ahead of the scammers.
Apr 1, 2021AARP Analysis Shows that Nongroup Health Insurance was Unaffordable for Nearly Half of Adults Aged 50-64 in 2019Special Enrollment Period and Increased ACA Subsidies Could Help Close Racial Gaps in Health Insurance Coverage
WASHINGTON–A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the nongroup health insurance market faced unaffordable health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30% of younger adults.
Mar 31, 2021AARP Works With Savi On Student Loan Repayment Tool
A new analysis by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) found student loan debt is a staggering problem across generations: Americans 50 and older held $336.1 billion, or 22%, of the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in 2020.
- Mar 28, 2021Appearances by George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins, Andra Day, Catherine O’Hara, Mark Ruffalo, Jodie Foster, Demián Bichir, Aaron Sorkin, Hoda Kotb, Milo Ventimiglia, Lee Daniels and more
On Sunday, March 28, AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards® premiered on Great Performances on PBS, pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and the PBS Video app where it now streams. This is the fourth consecutive year the awards have been broadcast on PBS in a co-production with Great Performances and AARP Studios.
- Mar 25, 2021Michael Douglas, Golden Globe, Emmy and Oscar Award-winning Actor, Shares Life Lessons About His Career, Family, Fatherhood, and the Future in the April/May Issue of AARP The Magazine
WASHINGTON—With an award-winning career in entertainment spanning 50-plus years, Michael Douglas is an icon, but he also holds important titles as a father, grandfather, husband, friend and mentor. The Hollywood vet recalls powerful advice, pivotal college moments and more in his AARP The Magazine cover story.
Mar 19, 2021
AARP applauds the federal government’s decision to extend the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021.
Mar 18, 2021At House Committee, AARP’s McCann Testifies in Support of Federal Protections for Workers Facing Age Discrimination
AARP announced today its endorsement of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA) that would strengthen federal protections of older workers. AARP praised the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Rodney Davis (IL-13) who introduced the bill on Thursday. This bipartisan legislation is a companion to a Senate bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
Mar 11, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, in response to March 10 guidance from CMS that expands safe visitation in nursing homes:
Mar 11, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO—In the class and collective action lawsuit Rabin v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, pending in the Northern District of California, the court has granted final approval of the settlement between Plaintiffs and the Defendant, and yesterday the settlement became final and effective.
Mar 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Cases and Deaths Declining in Nursing Homes; Rates Remain Higher than Summer 2020One in Four Nursing Homes Reports Staffing Shortages
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that both cases and deaths in nursing homes fell significantly in the four weeks ending February 14.
Mar 10, 2021
En Español | WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives...
Mar 8, 2021Experts note need for more research and recommend ten ways to protect brain health
A new Global Council on Brain Health report warns that, in addition to COVID-19’s widely known respiratory effects, the virus can also damage brain health. The report offers ten suggestions to maintain brain health during the pandemic, as well.
- Mar 4, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the creation of a new group, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a new executive-level position, Chief Diversity Officer. The group and role...
Mar 4, 2021Statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Condemning Surge in Pandemic-Related Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to newly compiled data showing a spike last year—in some cases by triple digits—in anti-Asian hate crimes in...
- Mar 4, 2021AARP, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Heart+Mind Strategies identify key intervention opportunities
WASHINGTON—AARP, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and Heart+Mind Strategies today released Addressing the Challenge of Chronic Fraud Victimization, a study that...
- Mar 4, 20212020’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups Honorees Will Be Celebrated on March 28 on PBS
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine has unveiled the winners for the annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, which features honorees from The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Life Ahead, The Father,...
- Mar 2, 2021Dozens of Top Experts Share Lessons of the Past Year and How They Can Lead to Positive Change for Older Americans in the March Issue
WASHINGTON—For a year, our country has been embroiled in not one but three crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic meltdown and one of the most fraught political transitions in our history....
Feb 25, 2021Black executives of AARP, ADA, APA, ICMA, NLC, and the YMCA join forces to equip Black Americans with accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination efforts
WASHINGTON—Six of the nation’s largest non-governmental, non-profit membership organizations today announced the launch of a vaccine equity and education initiative. The effort aims to help...
- Feb 23, 2021Recognition honors those companies who understand the importance of leading, making hard but values-based decisions, and their overall commitment to integrity.
AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age, has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Feb 18, 2021AARP and Elizabeth Dole Foundation Announce Free Respite Relief Program for Veteran and Military Family Caregivers Going NationwideAARP Expands Resources for Veteran and Military Family Caregivers with Release of New Financial Workbook
WASHINGTON—AARP and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) today announced the new Respite Relief Program for Military and Veteran Caregivers is going nationwide in 2021. This free program grants...
Feb 17, 2021Program will support coronavirus recovery and emphasize diversity and inclusion
WASHINGTON—AARP invites community organizations and local governments across the country to apply for the 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund...
Feb 16, 2021Program Provides Free Tax Prep Help; Appointments Are Required
WASHINGTON—Beginning today, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax assistance and preparation, including new low-contact and virtual services for taxpayers concerned about the spread of...
Feb 12, 2021AARP, AARP Foundation and NELA Urge U.S. Court of Appeals to Reverse “Sole Cause” Decision that Threatens Older Workers
WASHINGTON—AARP, AARP Foundation and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) are urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reverse an appeals court ruling in...
Feb 11, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows COVID Crisis Continues in Nursing Homes: National Death Rates Reach New Record and Cases Remain Extremely HighAARP Continues to Urge Reform of Long-Term Care Industry
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the crisis in these facilities continues, despite some incremental improvements in the number of new infections.
Feb 9, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the 86 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to help stop financial exploitation....
Feb 8, 2021AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and ASA Submit Amicus Briefs Opposing Unconstitutional Discrimination Against LGBT Surviving Spouses
WASHINGTON—AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and the American Society on Aging (ASA) filed amicus briefs today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit arguing that the Social...
- Feb 8, 20212020’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored on March 28 on PBS
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine has announced the nominees for the upcoming Movies for Grownups® Awards, with Minari, Nomadland, One Night in Miami, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and The United...
- Feb 8, 2021AARP Empowers Older Adults’ Tech Use by Joining Forces With OATS, Launching A Virtual Community Center“Lifelines for older people as they explore new ways to live, cope and thrive”—AARP COO Scott Frisch
WASHINGTON—Today AARP announced two new moves to help its 38 million members and all older adults live their best lives, at a time when people are more reliant than ever on technology to help...
Feb 4, 2021Research Shows More than 80% of Investors Unaware that Financial Advisors Can Put Their Interests Ahead of Clients
AARP today launched “AARP Interview an Advisor™,” a new free resource to help investors assess and better understand the credentials of financial advisors and how they are compensated.
- Feb 4, 2021AARP’s Exclusive Interview In the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine: Tony Bennett Breaks Silence About Alzheimer’s DiagnosisPlus, George Clooney Talks Aging, A Special Report on the Dangers of Online Romance, Tips to Get Taxes Done Remotely and much more inside a special issue of AARP The Magazine
Feb 4, 2021New Report: Long-Term Caregiving Hits Crisis Levels during Coronavirus, More States Expanding Options for Paying Family Caregivers
A new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute explores how the coronavirus pandemic has amplified chronic problems in long-term care, as nursing homes became COVID hotspots and hiring home health aides was complicated by shortages and the need to isolate
Feb 3, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to today’s hearing in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on COVID-19 vaccines:
- Jan 29, 2021In his first interview ever with AARP The Magazine, this year’s recipient of the AARP Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement award discusses his life post-accident, graceful aging, and his sources of joy and fear
George Clooney Gets Serious (Not Really) In his first interview ever with AARP The Magazine, this year’s recipient of the AARP Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement award discusses his life...
- Jan 27, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP The Magazine announced today that George Clooney will receive its annual Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award. Clooney – a recipient of two Academy Awards®, a...
Jan 26, 2021Smallbizrc.org is a free, online platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners
WASHINGTON—AARP and Public Private Strategies launched the free Small Business Resource Center for the 50+ to provide important resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business...
Jan 21, 2021HHS Sued for Allowing California to Limit Access to Dental Care for Older Patients and Patients with Disabilities
LOS ANGELES—Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), a group of dental hygienists represented by AARP Foundation and Foley & Lardner LLP, are suing the U.S. Department of...
Jan 19, 2021Lawsuit Alleges that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Violated Law by Limiting Enforcement Penalties for Nursing Homes
WASHINGTON–AARP Foundation and Constantine Cannon LLP filed a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Jan 15, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s proposal to combat...
Jan 14, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Rate of COVID Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes Has Quadrupled in Three MonthsNursing Homes Are in Crisis Nationwide; 87% Report at Least One Staff Case in Most Recent Four-Week Period
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows a worsening crisis from coast to coast. In the four-week period ending December 20, about one in 10 residents was diagnosed with coronavirus, and nearly 9 in 10 nursing homes (87%) reported that at least one staff member was diagnosed.
- Jan 11, 2021Lawsuit Seeks Protection for New Hampshire Residents Facing Dangerous Institutional Placements in Nursing Facilities
CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire residents who depend on the state to provide them with Medicaid-funded long-term care are suing the state for its failure to properly administer its Choices for Independence (“CFI”) Medicaid waiver.
Jan 8, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on behalf of AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins: “The scene at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is unlike anything we have ever witnessed or could imagine.
- Jan 5, 2021January/February Issue Offers Thorough Vaccine Guide, Plus the Most Proven Methods for Everyday Virus Protection
WASHINGTON—With permission granted in late December to start deploying two coronavirus vaccines, the arrival of 2021 should mark the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. But...
Dec 28, 2020
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning and implementation:
“More than 333,000 American lives now have been lost due to COVID, and nearly 95% of those who have died were age 50 or over. Some 40% have been residents and staff in nursing homes.
Dec 18, 2020S&P Global and AARP Report: Corporations Have Expanded Family-Friendly Policies During COVID-19, but Focus Favors Parents Over Family CaregiversNew Expanded Report on Employer Policies for Parental and Family Caregiving Leave
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON-- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) and AARP have released additional research on American corporations' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the ways family-friendly...
Dec 16, 2020AARP Launches New Digital Platform, “Growing with Age,” to Help Businesses Reap Benefits of Multigenerational Workforces
AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces.
Dec 15, 2020
Today AARP EVP and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the announcement of a final fiduciary duty rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rule by the DOL no longer requires investment advisors to give advice solely in the best interest of clients.
Dec 11, 2020Social Security, Medicare, Nursing Home Protections Are Key Issues
Today AARP Georgia released a new survey of likely Georgia voters showing both U.S. Senate races statistically tied, with Democrat Jon Ossoff (48%) narrowly leading Republican incumbent David Perdue (46%) and Democrat Raphael Warnock (47%) edging Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler (46%). But among voters age 50-plus, the poll shows both the Republican candidates lead their Democratic challenger by identical margins, 53% for Perdue and Loeffler versus 42% for Ossoff and Warnock.
Dec 10, 2020Infections of nursing home residents and staff doubled over a four-week period
WASHINGTON— A new AARP analysis shows that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and staffing shortages in nursing homes are at the highest levels since June 1. National rates of COVID-19 among both residents and staff have doubled in the four weeks ending November 15, with resident cases increasing from 2.8 to 5.7 per 100 residents, and staff cases increasing from 2.7 to 5.4 per 100 staff members.