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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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AARP Survey Shows 8 in 10 Older Adults Want to Age in Their Homes,...

>AARP’s new 2021 Home and Community Preferences survey found that while more than three-quarters of adults ages 50 and older want to stay in their homes (77%) and communities (79%) as they age

AARP Creates New Business Group to Expand Its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the creation of a new group, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a new executive-level position, Chief Diversity Officer. The group and role were created to heighten the organization’s focus on its social mission work

In Testimony, AARP Urges Immediate Action to Address COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy testified on behalf of AARP, its 38 million members and their families at the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing

AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It,...

AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial

Parties Reach Amicable Settlement in Ann Arbor Fair Housing Case

Current and former tenants of Lurie Terrace, an Ann Arbor senior apartment building, have reached an amicable resolution with the building’s management in their fair housing case. Below is a statement from attorneys involved in the case, including AARP Foundation attorneys

AARP Funds Nearly $1.6 Million in Community Projects Nationwide

AARP announced the largest group of AARP Community Challenge grantees to date. AARP will distribute nearly $1.6 million among 159 grant winners developing “quick-action” projects across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting 2019 Applications

AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the program

AARP Survey Reveals Shared Housing on the Rise for Older Adults

More adults age 50 and older are sharing their homes with others as they age, up from 2 percent in 2014 to 16 percent in 2018 according to AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey. The majority of those who prefer to live alone as they age say they would consider sharing their home
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November AARP Bulletin Delves into the State of America’s Nursing Homes and Reveals the...

Shocking news reports and videos of nursing homes in crisis after recent hurricanes have tens of millions of Americans all asking the same question: Just how safe are America’s nursing homes? AARP takes on the question in the November issue of the AARP Bulletin, with a special report that provides need-to-know insights on how the industry operates today, how it plans for emergencies, new regulations that will affect future safety, growing competition, and how the industry must evolve to serve roughly 1.4 million of America’s frailest citizens.

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

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