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Aug 28, 2014, 19:37 ET

AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Approval of Waiver Expanding State Medicaid Program

AARP Pennsylvania released the following statement in response to federal officials today approving a waiver to expand Medicaid for Pennsylvania:...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:00 ET

Soaring Heat Puts Older Illinoisans At Risk

With temperatures climbing above 90 degrees today across the state and heat indexes into triple digits, AARP is reminding Illinoisans to check in...

Aug 21, 2014, 17:16 ET
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AARP Set To Take Over San Diego

AARP will host its first Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, September 4-6, 2014. As the leading organization...

Aug 19, 2014, 08:50 ET

AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+ Voters Shows "Anxiety Index"

AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of...

Aug 13, 2014, 17:04 ET

AARP: Schumer Bill Puts Brakes on Social Security Office Closures

 AARP New York today praised U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for introducing legislation that would stop the closure of local Social Security...

Aug 13, 2014, 14:03 ET
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AARP Celebrates Social Security's 79th Anniversary

On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following...

Aug 11, 2014, 13:00 ET

Illinois Voters Anxious About Their Income, Retirement - Want Candidates For Governor To Address Issues

With less than three months before the election Illinois voters ages 50 and older are very anxious about the economy; they believe their incomes...

Aug 07, 2014, 15:18 ET
Undisputed Ageless Diva Cher Dishes With AARP The Magazine About Pushing Past Her Insecurities, Her Reign In The Spotlight, And Why She'll Always Have The Last Word (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

Undisputed Ageless Diva Cher Dishes With AARP The Magazine About Pushing Past Her Insecurities, Her Reign In The Spotlight, And Why She'll Always Have The Last Word

Across nearly half a century of hit records, acclaimed movies, and concert spectacles, the unstoppable Cher has deftly managed to maintain her...

Aug 07, 2014, 08:30 ET

AARP Warns NYC Headed for Baby Boomer Economic Crisis

The 50 and over crowd mean big business for New York City, surpassing the $70 billion consumer expenditure mark more than three years ago. City...

Aug 06, 2014, 18:50 ET

Why Boomers & Their Billions Are Fleeing NYC & What Can Be Done About it

 The group responsible for electing Bill de Blasio Mayor, Baby Boomers, say they are planning a mass exodus from New York City in their...

Aug 05, 2014, 06:00 ET

AARP Members Offered A Smarter Way To Reduce Driving Costs With A Membership Discount From Zipcar

 AARP's 38 million members now have access to cost-effective and convenient 'wheels when you want them' at an exclusively discounted annual...

Aug 04, 2014, 11:26 ET

Quinn Signs Legislation To Address Disparities In Long Term Care

 Thousands of Illinois seniors who receive care in their own homes or in institutions received good news today as Governor Quinn...

Aug 01, 2014, 18:16 ET
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AARP Travel Ambassador Samantha Brown Reveals Surprising Info About Boomers And Celebration Vacations

 AARP Travel's ( newest research on Celebration Vacations is brought to life by AARP Travel Ambassador Samantha Brown in...

Jul 29, 2014, 14:05 ET
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Academy Award® Winning Actor And Philanthropist Jeff Bridges Talks Family, Fame And Why, At Heart, He's Not 'The Dude,' In The August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine

Perhaps best known for playing an immature, stoned-out slacker, Jeff Bridges is actually one hardworking, deep-thinking family man. Having...

Jul 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

AARP Details the Mean Streets of NYC for Pedestrians 50 & Older

Cars nipping at your heels as you rush to beat the all-too-sudden flashing stop hand – being a pedestrian in New York City is no walk in the...

Jul 28, 2014, 13:45 ET

Net Neutrality vs Internet Fast Lanes in NY - AARP Lays out What's at Stake for State's Adults

"Internet fast lanes" for a fee could leave older New Yorkers in the dust online, warns AARP, as the Federal Communications Commission begins...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:23 ET

Protect Yourself From Online Scammers

A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may...

Jul 16, 2014, 15:22 ET

AARP Urging Long Island Members Working in NYC to Get Ready for LIRR Shutdown

Long Island is home to the largest concentration of AARP members in the nation, with many still in the workforce (85% of AARP members 50-64 on Long...

Jul 15, 2014, 13:24 ET
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AARP Travel Finds Celebration Vacations Popular With Boomer Travelers

AARP Travel (, a valuable resource for America's 76 million baby boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in leisure...

Jul 02, 2014, 13:46 ET

AARP Urges Older New Yorkers to Plan Ahead During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and just two years after Sandy, AARP is reminding older New Yorkers, their families and friends to get ready early...