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2014 Medicare Trustees Report Urges Responsible Solutions

Posted on 07/28/2014 by |AARP Executive Vice President | Comments

PoliticsThe Medicare Trustees report today reminds us of the financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. With 64 million Americans expected to be enrolled in Medicare by 2020, we must do more to reduce wasteful spending throughout our health care system. For starters, we can reduce costs and find significant savings in Medicare and throughout the health care system with responsible solutions rather than harmful cuts. By improving care coordination, utilizing technology more efficiently, …

Documentary, Photo Exhibit Highlight Boomer Celebration

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis year, the last of the 76 million baby boomers turn 50. AARP is paying tribute to their contributions this fall. American Masters: The Boomer List, premieres nationwide Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This documentary by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 boomers—one born each year of the baby boom. New Age guru Deepak Chopra, singer-songwriter Billy Joel, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, author Amy Tan, actor Kim Cattrall, environmentalist Erin Brockovich and artist David LaChapelle are among the boomers …

Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Scorecard Highlights the Need for Information and Access to Services

Posted on 06/26/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteMost Americans will eventually need services to help them live independently, either as consumers or as caregivers providing support to family and friends. However, many of them do not know where to turn for help or how to pay for these services. That’s a major reason Aging and Disability Resource Centers — referred to as ADRCs — are critically important to help them find the services they need. ADRCs offer a “single point of entry” for clients and families to …

Concurso ‘Boomer Superstar’

Posted on 06/6/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español¿Te encantan los karaokes o cantar en la ducha? ¿Estás convencida de que has nacido para ser diva? (¿O que por un pelín podrías haber cantado con Timbiriche o Menudo?) Pues ha llegado la hora de compartir tus dotes musicales, y lo que es más —¡podrías ganar $5,000 y una oportunidad de presentarte frente a Emilio Estefan y Patti Austin en la conferencia Life@50+ de AARP en San Diego! Es súper fácil. En este video te explicamos cómo participar en …

Muhammad Ali’s Fight and His Caregiving Champ: Lonnie Ali Shares Her Story About Caring for ‘The Greatest’

Posted on 06/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsIf you haven’t seen the cover of the June AARP Bulletin, look closely. The handsome man on the front is a fighter, a survivor and a legend. Muhammad Ali, who floated and stung his way to the world heavyweight title — not once, but twice — has his often-smiling eyes hidden behind heavy lids. His wife and caregiver, Lonnie Ali, cradles his head for a kiss, showing the same affection I had seen more than 14 years ago as a reporter — once …

Come to AARP’s Free Online Career Fair June 3

Posted on 05/29/2014 by |Online Executive Producer | Comments

WorkAARP is holding a free virtual career fair on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET that can help put you in touch with companies that are hiring. Job search advice will also be available. The AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair will feature employers that have signed the Life Reimagined for Work pledge, which says they value experienced workers. Companies scheduled to participate include Abt Associates, AlliedBarton, American Red Cross, AT&T, BB&T Bank, Blue Buffalo Ltd., Coconino County (Ariz.), Elite Senior Home …