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Feb 16, 2017, 11:10 ET Survey Identifies Common Traits in Victims of Investment Fraud

With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall...


Feb 15, 2017, 10:54 ET AARP Launches Campaign Urging Opposition to "Age Tax"

AARP today launched a campaign against the "age tax," a proposed unfair penalty on older adults that would line the pockets of big insurance...


Feb 15, 2017, 09:31 ET AARP Unveils Innovation Champion Awards With $10,000 Grand Prize; Issues Call For Nominations

AARP today issued a Call for Nominations for the 2017 AARP Innovation Champion Awards, which will recognize and reward innovation in caregiving....


Feb 14, 2017, 10:25 ET AARP Opens Call for Nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize™ Award

AARP today announced a call for nominations for the Purpose Prize, the respected awards program launched in 2006 by Encore.org and now operated by...


Feb 14, 2017, 08:00 ET Staying Socially Active May Help Maintain Mental Fitness

Staying socially engaged with a wide circle of friends and family may help maintain our thinking skills and slow cognitive decline as we age,...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Inside the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine

In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), readers will enjoy an exclusive interview with the most recognizable voice in Hollywood,...


Feb 03, 2017, 14:51 ET AARP Responds To Executive Action On Retirement Savings

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today offered the following statement in response to President Trump's action that delays...


Feb 01, 2017, 10:23 ET Actor Morgan Freeman Receives AARP's Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement Award

At age 79, Morgan Freeman continues to draw the attention of audiences around the world with his radiant voice, gifted performances and...


Jan 31, 2017, 11:40 ET AARP The Magazine Announces Presenters for the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, award-winning actresses Alfre Woodard and Sharon Stone, actors Treat Williams, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lucas...


Jan 30, 2017, 10:19 ET AARP Launches Medicare Campaign in Lead Up to President's Address to Congress

AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Americans...


Jan 17, 2017, 12:08 ET AARP Outlines Priorities to President-elect Trump

In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins outlines AARP's priorities for Americans age 50 and older including...


Jan 12, 2017, 10:54 ET People's United Bank Teams with AARP to Raise Awareness of Consumer Scams

A unique educational collaboration was announced today between the AARP Fraud Watch Network and People's United Bank, N.A., with the...


Jan 10, 2017, 08:00 ET Experts Recommend 7-8 Hours of Sleep Each Day for Better Brain Health

If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus...


Jan 04, 2017, 10:16 ET AARP The Magazine Announces The 16th Annual Movies For Grownups® Award Winners

AARP The Magazine today announced the winners of the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. In doing so, the editors continue their integral role...


Jan 03, 2017, 10:43 ET January/February Issue of AARP Bulletin Features a Special Report on MEDICARE: How Proposed Changes Can Affect YOU and 'We'll Fight for Medicare' Column by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

AARP takes a stand on attempts to cut, scale back, or diminish Medicare benefits. Currently, 57 million Americans rely on these benefits for their...


Dec 29, 2016, 15:03 ET AARP Experts Share Insights on Autonomous Vehicles, FinTech, Accessibility Opportunities, Intergenerational Tech and Caregiving Innovations at CES

To further the discussion on how technology and innovation impact the lives of people 50-plus, AARP today reveals its lineup of CES presentations...


Dec 14, 2016, 09:30 ET AARP The Magazine Announces Nominees For The 16th Annual Movies For Grownups® Awards

The editors of AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with La La Land, Lion, Loving,...


Dec 14, 2016, 06:00 ET Brand Name Drug Prices Increase Nearly 130 Times Faster Than Inflation

Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans rose by an average of 15.5% in 2015—almost 130 times faster than the...


Dec 09, 2016, 11:50 ET AARP Announces The Top 10 Movies For Grownups Of 2016

Sully, Jackie, Fences, Silence and Loving are among this year's Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to the editors and movie critics of AARP The...


Dec 07, 2016, 09:52 ET AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Frisch Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2016

AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Frisch has been named a silver winner in the "Executive of the Year" category for...


Dec 06, 2016, 10:42 ET Inside the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine

In the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), readers will enjoy an exclusive cover interview with stage and screen actress Helen...


Dec 05, 2016, 12:01 ET Smartphone Ownership Up Among Adults Age 50-Plus According to AARP Research

AARP today issued the latest results from its Attitude, Trend & Opinion (ATOM) module, which includes ongoing research on technology ownership...


Dec 01, 2016, 17:20 ET Health Care Empowerment, Career Transitions, Socially Responsible Investing and More in the December AARP Bulletin

Think you can't haggle over medical costs? Or demand that your doctor see you on time? The December issue of AARP Bulletin examines how to become a...


Nov 29, 2016, 08:30 ET As Vital, Feisty and Sexy as Ever, Helen Mirren Opens Up in the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine

For five decades, Helen Mirren has captivated audiences in theaters and cinemas—and her stature just keeps growing. In an exclusive interview with...


Nov 17, 2016, 09:19 ET Morgan Freeman to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award

AARP announced today that actor, producer and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the 2016 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement...