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Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

AARP has grown to 40 million members and has offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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As Senate Returns to Washington, AARP Continues to Bring Pressure at Home

AARP released new television and radio ads urging five US Senators to oppose the health care bill. The new ads come as the Senate reconvenes following an Independence Day work period that further cemented the public’s desire to scrap a bill that would mean higher costs and less coverage.

New Appraisal Institute Book Enhances Understanding of Rural Property Valuation

The American landscape is changing and rural communities are changing as well, yet there is a void in the current literature of rural property appraisal, according to a new book by the Appraisal Institute.

AARP Applauds CMS Rule Prohibiting Nursing Homes from Using Forced Arbitration Agreements

AARP applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule that prohibits nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from using mandatory pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements with their residents

Genesis Healthcare, Inc., Sued for Administering Drugs to Nursing Home Resident without Legal Consent

The family of Sylvia Pierce, represented by Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC, and AARP Foundation Litigation, filed suit against Genesis Healthcare, Inc., and others for administering dangerous drugs to her while she resided at their nursing facility and for providing negligent care and treatment which injured her and lead to her death. The drugs were administered to Mrs. Pierce without legal consent from her children Robert Pierce and Sandra Ahn who held medical powers of attorney and were the only people who could have agreed to the use of the drugs because their mother lacked capacity to consent.

April Issue of AARP Bulletin Examines 99 Great Ways to Make Your Home Safe...

The April issue of AARP Bulletin provides a fresh look into making your home safer and healthier this spring with its cover story on “99 Great Ways to Make Your Home Safe and Healthy.” Other stories include a look into a national shortage of geriatricians; tips on avoiding Medicare mistakes; April scam alerts just in time for tax season; a Q & A with Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and noted epidemiologist on the Zika Virus and more; and AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins’ on saving for your retirement.

AARP Praises House Action on OAA Reauthorization Bill

AARP applauds the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing long-awaited bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). The House passed an amended version of S. 192, legislation that passed unanimously in the Senate last July.

Helping People Over 50 Keep Unexpected Expenses From Becoming a Crisis

Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) lack the ability to pay for an unexpected $400 expense, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014. Retired Americans and those nearing retirement age often are particularly financially vulnerable.

Academy Award Winner Sally Field Opens Up About Her New Stage of Life, How...

Two-time Academy Award® winning actress Sally Field spent years living in a rambling ranch house in the Malibu Hills with a swimming pool, plenty of room for her three sons and, later, her cancer-stricken mom, and a lifetime of accumulated stuff. Following the death of her mother at age 89, empty nester Field has settled into a new stage of life with a new way of thinking.

AARP Foundation Announces Grant Awards That Will Help Grow Student Reading Success

ARP Foundation, a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), has awarded generous four-year grants to seven organizations to help grow Experience Corps, the evidence based AARP Foundation literacy program that improves the reading skills of children, enriches the lives of volunteer tutors, and strengthens schools in local communities.

A Love for America’s National Parks Spans across Generations

Travel is the #1 aspiration of individuals 50-plus, and America’s national parks are a popular destination with 75% of Baby Boomers having visited one in their lifetime, according to a recent AARP Travel survey. The survey showed that along with Boomers, Generation-Xers and Millennials also share a love for parks despite the generations’ differing reasons for visiting these national treasures

Live Your Authentic Self: Dr. Phil Partners with Life Reimagined on First-of-its-kind Digital “Purpose”...

Life Reimagined, a non-profit subsidiary of AARP, today announced a new collaboration with Dr. Phil McGraw, marking the first time Dr. Phil’s approach to helping people reflect, evaluate priorities and take action to live their best lives, is available in a customized, interactive digital platform

AARP Report: Retail Prescription Prices Increasing Six Times Faster Than Inflation

Retail prescription prices have increased six times faster than the general inflation rate of 1.5%, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report out today. The average annual cost of prescriptions reached new heights of more than $11,000 which comes out to about 75% of the average annual Social Security benefit.

AARP Services Inc. Introduces New Website to Help AARP Members Utilize Benefits

Saving money just got easier at home and on the go with the introduction of a new website designed to help AARP members take advantage of the many benefits offered to them, including everyday travel, entertainment and dining discounts, and special insurance and financial products

Inside the January/February Issue of AARP Bulletin

New Scams to Avoid: Rip-Offs That Target Your Hard-Earned Cash Your Life: The New Face of Hunger Boomers Turn 70: How They’ll Change the World Again Your Money: How to Make Your Money Last Work Well With Young People: Thriving in an Intergenerational Workplace Washington Watch: High Drug Costs Under Spotlight Where We Stand: The Future of Housing

AARP Celebrates Generation X as it Turned 50 this Year

As 2015 comes to a close, AARP celebrates the first of America's 62 million Generation Xers who hit a milestone and turned 50 this year by exploring what is important to them as they age. Gen X - born between 1965 and 1979- is the middle child generation that is sandwiched between their larger counterparts, Baby Boomers and Millennials. As they grow older, it is important to acknowledge that they are having a different experience than their cohorts, and that they are more than just an unsung demographic who wore parachute pants and acid wash jeans.

New Design Contest Issues Challenge for Tackling America’s Future Housing Needs; AARP Foundation Prize...

AARP and AARP Foundation today announced two award competitions during the Future of Housing Summit, a new initiative designed to bring awareness to and find innovative solutions for the housing challenges that people are experiencing across the United States. The competitions are focused on addressing America’s housing affordability and accessibility needs, particularly for people 50-plus, over the next few decades.

AARP Launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers During National...

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, virtual caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into “24 hours in the life of caregivers”

AARP, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Create First-of-its-Kind “Innovation Fund” to Invest in Innovative Companies...

AARP and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are announcing the formation of the AARP Innovation Fund, a first of its kind investment fund with approximately $40 million in assets that will provide capital to innovative companies focusing on improving the lives of people 50-plus. As the sole third party investor in this fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, AARP will make direct investments in innovative companies that meet its mission and strategic goals.

New Study Identifies Challenges for Family Caregivers, Caregiving Solutions Needed

The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according to a new research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. While the "typical" family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who takes care of a relative, caregivers on the whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.

Robin Roberts Shares Her Personal Photos; Your Guide to Health at 50-Plus; A Look...

At 54, Robin Roberts has not only built a stellar career as a journalist, she has famously—and dramatically—overcome life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. Admitting she never dreamed she’d come so far, so fast in both her recovery and career, the Good Morning America co-anchor opens up in this issue

Inside The April Issue of AARP Bulletin

Achieving Financial Resilience: In a special four-part feature, AARP Bulletin offers a comprehensive guide to reaching financial independence and security, including a one-on-one interview with President Obama about retirement. With in-depth features on how to protect your retirement, tune up your 401(k) and IRA, ways to get great investment advice, and how to reach your money goals in just 10 steps, the April issue of AARP Bulletin offers inspiring advice from fiscal experts to help you hang onto your hard-earned money and make it last.

U.S. Unprepared to Meet the Housing Needs of its Aging Population

shington, D.C. - September 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- & Cambridge, MA – America’s older population is in the midst of unprecedented growth, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group, concludes a new report released today by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation. According to Housing America’s Older Adults—

AARP Members Now Receiving Special Pricing and Offers From Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 16, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- AARP members can now enjoy the convenience of having delicious frozen food delivered right to their front doors, at a discount, thanks to a new agreement with Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. AARP members receive $20 off their first order of $50, and they earn double Schwan’s Rewards™ points thereafter. Weekly specials, coupons and exclusive online hot deals add value for AARP members


WASHINGTON - May 14, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of Directors of AARP, one of the nation's largest and most powerful nonprofit advocacy groups, has unanimously selected Jo Ann Jenkins (@JoAnn_Jenkins) as its new chief executive officer, to succeed longtime CEO A. Barry Rand on September 1, 2014.

AARP Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Innovative Housing Strategies to Help Vulnerable 50+ Population

Washington, D.C. - June 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- AARP Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in investments to fund three housing organizations that serve the vulnerable, 50+ population. The Foundation’s new impact investment instrument will serve as a valuable funding source for these organizations while at the same time spark housing solutions for low-income people age 50 and older. Each investment will create or preserve homes for residents who are measurably low-income and over 50 years of age. The investments will leverage market-rate financing to multiply impact

AARP Foundation Announces the Launch of Bilingual Housing Solutions Center

Washington, DC - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- AARP Foundation, in an effort to help seniors avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes, is launching a bilingual Housing Solutions Center help line that connects at-risk homeowners over the age of 50 to free HUD-certified counseling, resources and education. Millions of older Americans are carrying more mortgage debt than ever before. From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis and more than three million are at risk today of losing their homes.

AARP Volunteers Visit Politicians at Home Urging Congress to Block $129 Billion in Social...

Washington, DC - February 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As Congress returns to their home districts this week they’ll find AARP volunteers and staff on their doorsteps fighting against the $129 billion in cuts to the Social Security COLA and veterans’ benefits that would occur if Chained CPI were adopted. The visits to Congressional offices by AARP volunteers will follow weeks of letters, events, advertisements, petitions, a new Chained CPI Calculator, e-mails and phone calls asking Congress not to cut Social Security benefits and to have a separate conversation about Social Security’s future.

AARP Foundation Funds Home Repair Accelerator Grants

Washington, D.C. - February 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- AARP Foundation Housing Impact Area announced today four organizations are receiving $780,000 in Home Repair Accelerator grants, resulting in the repair and modification of 1,179 homes The Home Repair Accelerator grant program launched last summer with the goal of identifying operational models for providing home repair services to struggling homeowners age 50 and older. As the current demand for home repair services for low-income households far surpasses what existing organizations are able to provide, the objective of the grant program is to pilot new models of efficiency and cost recovery that are scalable, able to be replicated, and that result in a sustained increase in the number of home repairs completed.

AARP Foundation Seeks to Improve Access to Safe and Affordable Housing for the Struggling...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- AARP Foundation today announced their first housing grant program by issuing a formal request for proposal (RFP), targeted at identifying organizations that create better access to housing for the struggling 50+ population, by ensuring they are able to maintain their current homes as safe places to live and age. AARP Foundation is encouraging organizations to create new models of home modification that benefit households of older Americans who are affected by unaffordable and/or inadequate housing

Lila Delman Real Estate Attends Exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Conference

New York, NY - February 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lila Delman Real Estate, the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate in Rhode Island, is proud to announce that John Repoza, Paul Tobak, Kristin Parella, Tara Demyan, and Alyce Wright, were among a select group of sales associates who attended a one-day conference at Christie’s North American Headquarters at Rockefeller Center last week. Also in attendance, Geer Messinger, Director of Business Management. The by-invitation-only meeting provided special training for agents with records of success in marketing upper tier properties.

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Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production rose 1.6 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 851,000 after a downwardly revised July reading. Year-to-date, single-family starts are 8.9 percent above their level over the same period last year.