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.
May 12, 2021AARP Urges Older Americans Struggling to Access and Afford High-Speed Internet to Enroll in New Emergency Broadband Benefit ProgramNew temporary federal initiative can save eligible households up to $50 monthly on high-speed internet bills
A recent AARP survey found many Americans age 50-plus struggle to access and afford high-speed internet.
May 10, 2021AARP Survey: 7 in 10 Older Adults Report Increased Feelings of Anxiety, Sadness and Depression Due to CoronavirusAdults 50+ Spending More Time Meditating, Praying and Eating Comfort Foods than Before the Pandemic
More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, most adults 50 and older report that it has had a negative impact on their mental health.
May 7, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement today after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision to uphold CalSavers, California’s retirement savings program
- May 3, 2021May 2021 Issue Offers Specific Advice from Leading Experts on Returning to a Healthier Lifestyle and Living Longer, Stronger, Better
AARP talked with dozen health experts to get their guidance on ways to replace bad habits with better ones. They provided 60 detailed actions you can choose from to return to a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Our specialists provide tips to help you in all facets of your health, from shaking off stress to getting a better night's rest.
Apr 28, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to Congress this evening
Apr 23, 2021“Wise Friend and Fierce Defender” Campaign to Launch During the 93rd Oscars® Telecast Live on ABC
NEW YORK—AARP is unveiling a new brand campaign, entitled “Wise Friend and Fierce Defender,” aimed at creating a greater emotional connection with Gen X and Young Boomer audiences. The first...
Apr 22, 2021AARP Innovation Labs Announces 2021 MassChallenge Cohort to Improve Older Americans Health and Financial WellbeingAARP to Collaborate with 10 Startups in MassChallenge’s HealthTech and FinTech Accelerator Programs
AARP Innovation Labs announced today its collaboration with 10 startups in the 2021 MassChallenge HealthTech and FinTech accelerator programs. MassChallenge, now in its 12th year, accelerates innovation by forming collaborations between later-stage digital health and financial startups with industry-leading organizations, like AARP, to solve some of the greatest challenges in health care and the financial services industry. As part of this work, the startups will present to potential investors and business customers at AARP Innovation Labs’ annual Demo Day on May 25.
Apr 22, 2021NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community Announces Grant Program to Continue Support for Retired Educators During the PandemicEffort Will Help Further Strengthen Virtual Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.
With older adults remaining at a higher risk for severe illness and isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has announced the launch of the 2021 We Care grant program.
Apr 21, 2021New AARP research report highlights rise in tech ownership, adoption, and usage, yet access to internet is still an issue for older Americans
WASHINGTON–In a year with a global pandemic significantly limiting social interaction, technology became more important than ever, especially for older adults. New research from AARP found that more older adults (44%) view tech more positively as a way stay connected than they did before COVID-19. In addition, 4 out of 5 adults age 50+ rely on technology to stay connected and in touch with family and friends.
Apr 15, 2021AARP Foundation Client Wins Summary Judgment in California Superior Court Case Against Nursing Facility That Dumped Her into a HospitalAARP Foundation Sued Nursing Facility Chain to Stop Illegal Practice of “Patient Dumping”
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....