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Special Report Explores Caregiving in America

Posted on 03/12/2014 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI have been very public about caregiving for my parents over the past several years, but I know that the majority of the 42 million family caregivers in the U.S. aren’t as vocal as I have been about the challenges we face. Thanks to a recent special report in the Washington Post, this “quiet force caring for an aging America,” as it is described, is getting national media attention. Perhaps our voices will not be so quiet as more Americans become …

Jeff Bezos: Latest in New Breed of Newspaper Magnates

Posted on 08/6/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayIf you watched the TV series “Lou Grant,” you might cling to an image of newspaper owners in the mold of Mrs. Pynchon, the aristocratic, high-minded widow who struggled to keep the Los Angeles Tribune afloat. The character, played by the late Nancy Marchand, was based in large part on Katharine Graham, the a real-life elegant heiress and publisher of the Washington Post. Maybe that’s part of why it’s so startling to hear that Graham’s newspaper is being sold to Amazon.com …

Strengthen Social Security and Medicare — Don’t “Reform” Them

Posted on 06/19/2013 by |AARP Media Relations Team | Comments

PoliticsThis initially ran in The Huffington Post. In the Washington Post this week, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt writes about the need to “reform entitlements.”  Last week, AARP volunteers from every state in America came to Capitol Hill to ask their Democratic, Republican and Independent members of Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare by coming up with responsible solutions. Those who create the messages around recent attempts to cut Social Security benefits have also called for “entitlement reform.”  With …

The Wealthier You Are, the Longer You’re Likely to Live

Posted on 03/12/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsThe more money you have, the longer you just might live. What’s more, there seems to be a widening gap between the life expectancy of Americans at the upper end of the income spectrum and those at the lower end, according to research from the University of Washington and published by the Washington Post. While life expectancy has risen for the nation — it was  78.5 years in 2009 — research shows that this progress has eluded lower-wage earners. To illustrate that point, the …

AARP Comments on Washington Post Rehashed Attack

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsAARP advocates on behalf of its members and all older Americans with the sole mission of helping those 50 and older to live their best lives. Advocating for older Americans in Congress and state legislatures, AARP fights for legislation that protects the interests of Americans age 50-plus. AARP also advocates for older Americans in the marketplace, encouraging products and services that better serve their needs. AARP did its best to work with The Washington Post in reporting today’s story. The …

One App for All Your Political News

Posted on 09/28/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyPolitical junkies and regular voters from both parties can cross the great aisle of division, and unite around an iPad app that dishes up politics evenly. Just download the free Washington Post Politics App and leap into the campaign season with gusto. The app, launched earlier this year, offers terrific photos, graphics, and animation of everything political.  It features news and analysis, interactive maps with state-by-state polls, historical election results, campaign ads and candidate issues at-a-glance. It also contains, my …