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Aug 03, 2015, 10:24 ET
August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine

Viola Davis Reveals Troubled Past; Best Sex of Your Life at 50+; The Mysteries of the Aging Human Body; A Life on Antidepressants; An Affordable European Escape; Dealing with Moochers; and More

Viola Davis on Growing up Poor: As a child, the star of ABC's hit series How to Get Away with Murder and two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis...

Jul 30, 2015, 13:00 ET
Life Reimagined and Uber

Life Reimagined Announces Collaboration with Uber to Offer New Income Opportunities to Members

Life Reimagined, a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of AARP, today announced a unique collaboration with Uber to provide flexible opportunities...

Jul 30, 2015, 09:00 ET
Viola Davis AARP The Magazine Cover

Viola Davis Shares Her Story of Growing Up Hungry, Poor and Ashamed. The star of How to Get Away With Murder recounts her rags-to-riches story in the August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine

 Viola Davis, star of ABC's hit series How to Get Away with Murder, grew up in Rhode Island in a household of eight that could barely afford to...

Jul 30, 2015, 00:01 ET
AARP Celebrates Medicare's 50th Anniversary

AARP Celebrates Medicare's 50th Anniversary

 Today AARP is pleased to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older,...

Jul 29, 2015, 12:26 ET

Illinois Consumers Put Convenience Ahead Of Safety On Laptops And Mobile Devices

 A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a...

Jul 29, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Consumers Put Digital Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

 A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a...

Jul 22, 2015, 11:00 ET

Illinois Caregivers Provide Over $18 Billion Of Unpaid Care Yearly

Caregivers have an important, yet often unacknowledged, role in caring for family members in need. They play an essential part in the social,...

Jul 18, 2015, 12:36 ET

Double Trouble Puts Older Illinoisans At Risk

 With sweltering temperatures across Illinois this weekend and over the next few days, it's double trouble for older residents who are at risk...

Jul 16, 2015, 12:19 ET

NYS Family Caregivers Provide $31.3 Billion in Unpaid Care: AARP Study

Family caregivers in New York State provided 2.4 billion hours of care - worth an estimated $31.3 billion - to their parents, spouses, partners,...

Jul 16, 2015, 00:05 ET
Family Caregiving Infographic

Family Caregivers Provide Staggering $470 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

 Family caregivers in the U.S. provided 37 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $470 billion—to their parents, spouses,...

Jul 14, 2015, 17:47 ET

Governor's Proposed Eligbility Changes Puts Thousands Of Older Illinoisans At Risk

Thousands of older Illinoisans are at a risk of being cut off from critical home and community based services because of Governor Rauner's proposed...

Jul 14, 2015, 09:00 ET
Project Catalyst, The Power of We

Activity And Sleep Trackers Show Promise For Improving Overall Health Of Older Consumers Despite Some Usability Challenges

AARP today released the results of a study of popular activity and sleep tracker usage by the 50-plus population, showing that – while...

Jul 13, 2015, 14:09 ET
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AARP CEO Addresses White House Conference on Aging

 Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on...

Jul 10, 2015, 09:42 ET

AARP and Google Offer Top 5 Tips to Prevent Cybercrime

 AARP and Google want New Yorkers age 50+ to be smart online to keep identity thieves out of their wallets and to protect their personal...

Jul 02, 2015, 12:06 ET

Jury Duty Scam Still Effective

 Jury duty is a necessary civic responsibility, which is why scammers continue to use jury duty as an efficient means to con consumers out of...

Jun 30, 2015, 17:28 ET
AARP Bulletin July/August Cover

Inside The July/August Issue Of AARP Bulletin

Social Security Celebrates 80 Years of Improving Lives: In a special in-depth feature, the July-August issue of AARP Bulletin provides an...

Jun 29, 2015, 10:05 ET
This Summer Plan Your Road Trips at

87% of Leisure Travelers 45-Plus Have Taken A Road Trip in the Past Year

 There's something about the road trip that really speaks to many Americans. It gives them the freedom to travel the country's highways and...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:50 ET

Beware Of Debt Reduction Scams

 Getting out of debt in a timely manner is an issue millions of Americans are being forced to address. Consumer debt is rising, and so is the...

Jun 24, 2015, 08:30 ET

Gen-Xodus from NYC Looms: AARP Survey

 Two thirds of New York City's Gen-Xers are considering fleeing the Big Apple in retirement as they struggle with affordability and savings,...

Jun 23, 2015, 12:49 ET

Governor's Measure Threatens To Cut Thousands From Critical Program: Residents

Thousands of older Illinoisans are at risk of being pushed into costly nursing homes because of Governor Rauner's massive eligibility change to the...