AARP Urged Nevada Lawmakers to Protect Patients in National Health Reform

Health care. It’s the reason patients, doctors, hospitals and several leading national advocacy organizations, including AARP, gathered in Reno on Wednesday morning. They were gathered to highlight concerns Nevadans have about health reform proposals being discussed in Congress, specifically the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May. “We have an urgent mission, combining our strength to implore the U.S. Senate to scrap the harmful act that the House passed on May 4th,” said …

Temperature sensor for independent living wins Innovation Champion Award

Earlier this week, AARP named HomeEXCEPT Inc. the Grand Prize winner of the AARP Innovation Champion Awards competition. The team was awarded $10,000 in cash for designing a homecare sensor that allows caregivers to monitor loved ones by using thermal sensors used to track movement. The AARP Innovation Champion Awards was created to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of companies that are aligned with AARP’s core mission – to empower people to choose how they live as they age. The AARP Innovation …

Credit for Caring Act Can Help Support America’s Caregivers

Last week, U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act (S. 1151/H.R. 2505) and AARP endorsed the legislation. The bill would help support America’s family caregivers by offering a federal tax credit for those who qualify. “One of the biggest stresses of being a family caregiver is the financial strain from taking care of a loved …

AARP Purpose Prize Contest to Recognize Exceptional People Over 50

It’s never too late to make an impact on someone’s life, and with the AARP Purpose Prize millions of people over 50 are doing just that. To date, more than 100 Purpose Prize winners have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and the positive, social impact of their work. The Purpose Prize was created by Encore.org in 2005 as a vehicle to celebrate exceptional individuals over 50 who have utilized their wealth of life experience to encourage continued and innovative …

AARP Opposes the 2018 White House Proposed Budget

In a statement today following the release of the White House proposed budget, AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond opposed cuts that would harm American families: “AARP opposes the budget proposed today because it explicitly harms the very people we are counting on the President to protect. Today’s budget proposes to cut Social Security benefits, as well as funding for critical health, hunger, housing, and transportation assistance to low and middle income seniors. This budget sends a powerful message …

Virginia County Explores How Technology Can Help Aging Population

It’s clear that a majority of people want to remain independent as they age, and now technology can help them do so. As a Northern Virginia resident and an employee of AARP, I was drawn to a recent local event titled “Can Technology Help Older Arlingtonians Age Independently?” The event was the fourth installment of Arlington County’s Digital Destiny campaign, which seeks to explore the impact of the Digital Revolution on defined aspects of life for the county and its …