- Oct 17, 2019Incidence of Financial Exploitation Greatly Declines with BankSafe Training, Says First-of-its-Kind Report from AARP and Virginia TechAnalysis shows BankSafe-trained employees save 12 times more money than their peers
Dedicated training for employees of banks and credit unions significantly strengthens the ability to stop financial exploitation incidents before money leaves consumers’ accounts, according to a first-of-its-kind research report published by AARP and Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology.
- Oct 17, 2019AARP National Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges Testifies on Capitol Hill About High Prescription Drug Prices and Medicare ImprovementsAARP calls on Congress to rein in high drug prices and strengthen Medicare by including hearing, dental, and vision coverage
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, testified at the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on “Investing in the U.S. Health System by...
- Oct 16, 2019Mirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age and Media™ Finds Women Want to See a Variety of Ages (and More Realism) in Product Ads
A national survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. women finds a significant number of respondents in their 50s and above feel ignored by the beauty and personal grooming products industries, AARP reported, upon the release of Mirror/Mirror: Survey of Women’s Reflections of Beauty, Image and Media.
- Oct 10, 2019
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2020 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits.
Oct 8, 2019AARP to provide in-kind consulting services to Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever and XRHealth
AARP Innovation Labs announced today that its Hatchery Ventures program has added five new companies to its startup portfolio: Enwoven, Musical Health Technologies, Pillo Health, Rendever, and XRHealth. Through Hatchery Ventures, AARP engages with age-tech start-ups in the seed to Series A stages with the goal of growing and scaling the best versions of their solutions to address consumers’ needs and help people choose how they live as they age.
- Oct 7, 2019AARP Bulletin Provides Four New Rules for Smart Financial Planning
In an AARP Bulletin special report, we throw out outdated advice and detail four essential new rules to take control of your retirement. The feature includes a new way to think about wealth, complete with a worksheet to determine your actual, practical wealth amount.
Oct 7, 2019AARP Foundation Launches MySavingsJar Program Aimed at Helping Older Adults Do More With Their MoneyFree online community resource to help low-income older adults save for unanticipated expenses
AARP Foundation has launched AARP Foundation MySavingsJarTM, an online resource developed to help older adults and their families take small, achievable steps to save money. More than 5,000 individuals have joined the platform since its beta launch in May 2019.
- Oct 4, 2019Justice Department Teams up with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys to Launch Public Service Announcement to Raise Awareness About Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans
The Department of Justice today unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA), created in collaboration with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys.
- Oct 3, 2019An AARP Health Exclusive: 2019 Medical Breakthroughs that Help You Move Easier, Feel Better and Live Longer
In this month’s issue of ATM, the magazine reveals the newest health super-tools and most important emerging solutions for disease and injury from the leading universities, hospitals and research labs.
- Sep 30, 2019The prolific actor tells tales of his first professional job, his arrival to NYC and how his best friends helped shape his career and outlook on life.
- Sep 23, 2019The Disrupt Aging® Collection is key to AARP’s multi-year initiative to reshape the image of aging
In collaboration with Getty Images, AARP launched The Disrupt Aging® Collection at Advertising Week New York. This program paints a more accurate portrait of how people age in today’s society. The new collection contains more than 1,400 images that challenge stereotypes around aging, portraying the active lifestyle of consumers 50-plus, while telling a more authentic story of how people live as they age.
Sep 19, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement today, applauding the introduction of legislation in the U.S....
- Sep 19, 2019New Report Shows Retail Drug Prices Have Increased Faster Than Inflation for at Least 12 Straight YearsAARP analysis finds the average annual price for widely used prescription drugs is nearly $20,000
WASHINGTON—A new AARP Public Policy Institute report, released today, shows that retail prices for a combined set of 754 widely used brand name, generic, and specialty prescription drugs...
- Sep 18, 2019New Center for State and Local Government Excellence Research Examines Variable Arrangements for Public Pension PlansWebinar Scheduled for October 8th to Review Report
A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and AARP provides policymakers and stakeholders with an overview of the use of variable benefit and contribution arrangements in public pension plans.
Sep 13, 2019New Book Challenges Outdated Notions of Aging and Senior Living
Baltimore—As the U.S. experiences unprecedented growth in its aging population, a new book, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift (Health Professions Press/AARP), makes the...
Sep 10, 2019Advocates File Lawsuit on Behalf of St. Clare’s Pensioners Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, St. Clare’s Corporation, and Bishops
Schenectady, NY—Three organizations and a solo attorney filed a lawsuit at the Schenectady County Supreme Court this morning against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and its agents. The...
- Sep 10, 2019“Retailers Can Score Big” through Key Changes, Survey Reveals
In-store shopping is a struggle for nearly one-third (31%) of America’s 40 million unpaid family caregivers, according to a new survey from AARP. Caregivers say a lack of accommodations for their family members is a problem for shopping in-store
- Sep 4, 2019AARP Bulletin Provides A Comprehensive Report On What Older Americans Should Know About Using Marijuana To Treat Medical Conditions
In an AARP Bulletin special report, experts explain where marijuana is legal, if it is safe to use and the many forms in which it is sold. Additionally, AARP investigates issues surrounding the 2020 census, the first in U.S. history that will be primarily digital.
Aug 28, 2019
Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine will be broadcast on Sunday, January 19, 2020 on PBS.
Aug 27, 2019Contest Celebrates Sisterhood and 1st Anniversary of “Sisters from AARP” Newsletter with a Sam Fine Makeover PrizeFine Has Graced the Faces of Several African American A-List Celebrities – Next Could Be You and a Bestie
Sisters from AARP, a digital newsletter celebrating Gen-X and Baby Boomer African American women, today announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” contest, in which subscribers submit stories describing the moment that transformed a friend into a cherished sister-friend.
- Aug 23, 2019American Enterprise Announces Agreement to Offer New Short-term Care Insurance Product to AARP Members
American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG) announced today that Medico Insurance Company, one of AEG’s insurance subsidiaries, has an agreement that will allow AARP members to enroll in the AARP® Short-Term Care Insurance from Medico product. This product, available exclusively to AARP members, is expected to be offered in several states in early 2020.
- Aug 21, 2019
CHICAGO—AARP today released new data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices on Americans, specifically people living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes,...
Aug 13, 2019AARP Foundation and Puerto Rico Legal Services Take Case of Blind Puerto Rican Woman Who Waits for Federal Help and Followed the Rules
A 78-year-old blind Puerto Rican homeowner is fighting back after a major investment trust’s baseless attempt to foreclose on her home while she waits for federal money to repair damage to her home caused by Hurricane Maria.
- Aug 9, 2019AARP Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges Appointed to National Family Caregiving Advisory Council
WASHINGTON—AARP is very pleased to announce that AARP National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services...
Aug 5, 2019An AARP Exclusive: Latin Music Legends Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Poncho Sanchez and More Reflect on Bringing Latin Music to the Masses
Ten of the biggest stars in Latin music – including Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Sheila E. and Jose Feliciano—give exclusive interviews and share private stories as part of AARP the Magazine’s special music issue, dedicated to honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.
- Aug 1, 2019Pioneer of Latin Rock Carlos Santana Reflects on his 50-Year Music Career in the August/September Issue of AARP The MagazineIn an Exclusive Interview With ATM, the Hall of Fame Rock Guitarist Discusses His Artistic Journey, Philosophy on Life and Self-Fulfillment, and Exploring African Rhythms on His New Album
Classic-rock veteran Carlos Santana discusses his rise to worldwide stardom in an exclusive interview for the August/September issue of AARP the Magazine (ATM), as well as celebrating milestone anniversaries, shedding his years of wisdom on others, and looking ahead to a future full of music and love.
Jul 31, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today after the administration announced a Notice of Proposed...
Jul 31, 2019Joint Press Release: Current and former tenants of Lurie Terrace, an Ann Arbor senior apartment building, have reached an amicable resolution with the building’s management in their fair housing case. Below is a statement from attorneys involved in the case, including AARP Foundation attorneys:
Current and former tenants of Lurie Terrace, an Ann Arbor senior apartment building, have reached an amicable resolution with the building’s management in their fair housing case. Below is a statement from attorneys involved in the case, including AARP Foundation attorneys
Jul 25, 2019AARP Statement on Strong Bipartisan Committee Vote for the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today, applauding the Senate Finance Committee’s 19-9 bipartisan...
Jul 25, 2019AARP Backs Sen. Stabenow’s Proposal on Negotiating Authority
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today in support of Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s amendment on...
Jul 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today, responding to the Senate Finance Committee (SFC)...
Jul 23, 2019Seventeen Candidates Share Plans to Address High Prescription Drug Prices, Medicare and Social Security
WASHINGTON—AARP released today its "AARP Asks the Candidates" video series featuring 17 presidential candidates and their plans to address high prescription drug prices, Medicare and Social...
Jul 17, 2019Bill Would Improve Weaknesses in Caller ID Exposed by Recent AARP Survey
AARP today announced its endorsement of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reduce abusive robocall practices.
Jul 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the largest group of AARP Community Challenge grantees to date. AARP will distribute nearly $1.6 million among 159 grant winners developing “quick-action”...
- Jul 16, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Foundation and the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees today, alleging that...
Jul 10, 2019
Hartford Funds today announced that it has introduced the Hartford AARP Balanced Retirement Fund (ticker: HAFIX). Sub-advised by Wellington Management Company LLP, the Hartford AARP Balanced Retirement Fund seeks to provide long-term total return while reducing downside risk and the impact of inflation on retirement accumulations. The new Fund expands Hartford Funds’ lineup of multi-strategy mutual funds.
Jul 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to today’s federal court ruling on the U.S....
Jul 3, 2019Equality Act, Supreme Court LGBT Cases Supported
AARP, continuing its long-standing anti-discrimination advocacy on behalf of older Americans, is backing Congressional and legal initiatives to better the lives of older LGBT individuals.
- Jul 1, 201910th Annual Collection of Clever Money-Saving Tips Includes “Best of the Best” Advice, Plus Many All-New Frugality Tricks and Resources
One of AARP’s most popular content franchises, “99 Great Ways to Save,” is back for its 10th consecutive year! The 2019 collection features 50 of the “best of the best” ideas from years past (freshly updated for these changing times). Plus, we’ve gone to many of our most reliable resources – experts like Bob Vila (on home costs), Pauline Frommer (travel costs) and Jean Chatzky (smarter savings) – for all-new ways to save. Plus we’ve found dozens of the most useful mobile-phone apps and digital services to help people save. Consumers can find useful advice for every aspect of their lives: health, travel, entertainment, credit, loans, investing, shopping and more. Read this month’s AARP Bulletin to begin your savvy savings journey!
- Jun 25, 2019New AARP report shows the average annual price for widely used specialty drugs reached nearly $79,000 in 2017
WASHINGTON—The prices of widely used specialty prescription drugs grew more than three times faster than general inflation in 2017, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report...
Jun 24, 201926 New Laws Across 17 States, Plus Federal Action, Will Help Curb Drug Prices
WASHINGTON — AARP released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order requiring doctors, hospitals, and insurers to disclose more information about health care costs. The...
Jun 21, 2019AARP Ranked 11th Among Top 30 Large Workplaces
AARP has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2019 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. AARP is a 2019 award winner in the top 30 large employers category, rising to #11 from #14 last year. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
Jun 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP’s IT department has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld for the fourth consecutive year. This year AARP ranked number two among midsize organizations, up from sixth place last year.
- Jun 11, 2019
A House Education and Labor Committee vote today approving the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA) was lauded by AARP as a key step toward enactment.
Jun 11, 2019Experts Recommend Other Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy, Including Exercise and Diet
WASHINGTON—Today, the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a new report that concludes dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia or...
Jun 6, 2019An AARP Exclusive: A NEW AGE Photo Project and Stories Reveal How Aging is Changing Worldwide
A NEW AGE, a portfolio of photographs and stories that reveal the ways aging has changed in America and across the globe, makes its world premiere in the new issue of AARP the Magazine. This landmark project – which features all-new images from 22 award-winning photographers – was over a year in the making.
Jun 5, 2019New Rule Fails to Put the Interests of the Investor First
AARP is alarmed by the outcome of SEC’s rule-making today on the standards of conduct for financial professionals. Often described as an important opportunity to protect Americans saving for retirement, the new rule does not strengthen investor protections, nor does it improve the quality of advice upon which investors rely.
Jun 5, 2019Behind the Scenes, Washington Insiders Are Creating Policies and Programs that Will Shape Your Future. Find Out Who They Are and What You Should Know About Them.
In this month’s issue of AARP Bulletin, we demystify the expert thinkers and administrators who drive policy on issues vital to older Americans, such as Medicare, Social Security and consumer fraud.
Jun 5, 2019
NEW YORK — Cities of Service today announced six U.S. cities will participate in its new Cities of Service Experience Matters program. With support from AARP, Cities of Service will work with...
Jun 4, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, AARP and The Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network | Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), announced a series of presidential candidate forums in locations across...