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Dec 17, 2014, 14:20 ET

'Tis The Season … To Be Scammed

With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. That's why AARP Fraud...

Dec 17, 2014, 10:12 ET
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Life Reimagined Survey Indicates Money Can Buy Happiness

 According to a survey conducted by Life Reimagined, in association with Luntz Global, financial security tops the list of changes that would...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:41 ET

New York Pension Cuts? What's At Stake in Congress' Backroom Pension Deal

A little known amendment in Congress could hold vast and dire consequences for New Yorkers receiving pensions. The Kline-Miller amendment to the...

Dec 16, 2014, 16:00 ET
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New AARP Research Shows 97 Percent of Solo Travelers 45+ Satisfied with Their Solo Experience and Eager to Do It Again

 AARP Travel (http://travel.aarp.org), a valuable resource for America's 76 million baby boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:24 ET
Movies for Grownups

AARP Announces the Top 10 Movies for Grownups® of 2014

The Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and Birdman are among this year's Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine, whose annual...

Dec 10, 2014, 12:47 ET
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AARP Opposes Secret Attack by Congress on Retiree Pensions

AARP Senior Vice President Joyce Rogers released this statement in opposition to the Kline-Miller amendment to the Consolidated and Further...

Dec 09, 2014, 09:32 ET
Places for Passion

Frommer's/AARP Places for Passion by Pepper Schwartz and Janet Lever, PhDs, Reveals the 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World--and Why Every Couple Needs to Get Away

Pepper Schwartz, PhD, has teamed up with Janet Lever, PhD, her former coauthor of Glamour's "Sex and Health" column, to release Places for Passion:...

Dec 09, 2014, 09:02 ET
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Life Reimagined Unveils New Digital Platform Offering Personalized Guidance Throughout New Life Stages

 Life Reimagined today launched a fully redesigned digital platform, delivering a one-of-a-kind online experience aimed at guiding people...

Dec 03, 2014, 17:44 ET

AARP Applauds Passage Of Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program

 "Today, the General Assembly took a monumental step toward helping to ensure a more secure financial future for small business employees in...

Dec 03, 2014, 11:57 ET
AARP Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award Honoree, Kevin Costner, Graces the Cover of the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine

Kevin Costner Talks Family, Film & Fight; The Last Baby Boomers Speak Up; A Look Ahead At Tech In 2015; One Woman's Story Of Surviving Ebola; Winterizing Your Home On A Budget; And More

The Joy of the Struggle: With a lifetime's worth of achievements and more than four dozen credits in film and television, Kevin Costner has...

Dec 01, 2014, 11:37 ET
Inside The December Issue of AARP Bulletin

Inside The December Issue Of AARP Bulletin

 Looking Ahead to 2015: With the year soon coming to an end, the December issue of AARP Bulletin takes a look at what's next for 2015. Inside...

Nov 24, 2014, 15:30 ET
AARP Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award Honoree, Kevin Costner, Graces the Cover of the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine

Famed Actor Kevin Costner Discusses His New Film, Black Or White, And Shares His Deep Appreciation Of The Joy That Comes After A Struggle In The December/January Issue Of AARP The Magazine

With a lifetime's worth of achievements and more than four dozen credits in film and television, Kevin Costner has faced his share of...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:50 ET

AARP Commends FCC For Proposed Rule to Protect Older New York Consumers

A push by the nation's largest telecom providers to get rid of traditional landlines replacing them with an unreliable wireless system, drew the...

Nov 20, 2014, 15:08 ET
Average Brand Name Drug Prices vs General Inflation Rate by Year

AARP Reports Find Brand Name Rx Prices Soar as Older New Yorkers Struggle to Pay for the Basics

Just being able to afford their housing costs has more than half of older New Yorkers worried, but today a new AARP report delivered more bad news:...

Nov 20, 2014, 06:02 ET
Average Brand Name Drug Prices vs General Inflation Rate by Year

New AARP Report: Brand Name Drug Prices Increasing Dramatically

 Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans shot up by an average of nearly 13% in 2013, more than eight...

Nov 18, 2014, 15:31 ET

Freezing Temps in NY Find 75% of 50+ Strained by Heating Costs, Says AARP

With freezing temperatures gripping most towns across New York and signaling winter's impending arrival, AARP is reminding eligible New Yorkers to...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:00 ET
AARP Unveils Top 2015 Trends for 50+ Travelers

AARP Unveils Top 2015 Trends for 50+ Travelers

 AARP, the nation's largest advocate for 50+, today announced its 2015 Top Travel Trends for Americans 50+...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:32 ET
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Lawrence Flanagan Named President And CEO Of AARP Services, Inc.

The Board of Directors of AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) announced today that it has selected Lawrence P. Flanagan as the organization's new President...

Nov 11, 2014, 14:02 ET

AARP NY Warns Scammers Love a Holiday; Fraudsters Target Veterans, Others Today

Scammers love a holiday, and as Americans celebrate Veterans Day today, AARP New York is warning veterans and those who love them to beware of...

Nov 05, 2014, 17:13 ET

AARP Recognizes Silent Army of New Yorkers, Launches "I Heart Caregivers"

 November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 4.1 million in New York State, who help care...