AARP Media Relations

Today Earth Day turns 50, and 50th birthdays are big milestones at AARP. But what does Earth Day mean in 2020, when the world is grappling with a massive public health crisis? And how is the news media telling that story?
Family caregivers have now faced nearly four weeks of physical separation from their loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in order to protect them from the fast-spreading coronavirus. As each day of this pandemic passes, and families come to grips with new rules about…
Can a smartphone app help drivers age 50 and older stay safe behind the wheel? A new innovative pilot study found evidence that it can.
There’s a new meme lighting up social media called “OK Boomer.” Whether it’s dismissed as an insult or not, underlying that meme are real concerns that younger generations have about serious societal ills, like income inequality. AARP has a strong track record of promoting intergenerational…
AARP is fighting to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans through our Stop Rx Greed campaign. That’s why new statistics on Americans’ use of prescription drugs recently caught our eye.
To kick-off National Family Caregivers and Alzheimer's Awareness Month on November 1, AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer appeared on NBC's TODAY Show with hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver to discuss the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. More than 16 million Americans…
Make no fossil bones about it—high prescription drug prices are monstrous but far from extinct. At AARP, we know drug costs shouldn’t be the scariest thing Americans face this Halloween. That’s why AARP let loose our drug-price-fighting Tyrannosaurus Rexes—known as the “Rx T. Rex”—for a national…
It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis…
To further reach all people age 50 and over and continue fostering relationships with multicultural journalists, AARP again sponsored three major diversity and inclusion conferences for media professionals in 2019. With presences at meetings for the National Association of Black Journalists, the…
Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AARP and Hiring Our Heroes Bring Together Leaders at National Employment Summit
June is LGBT Pride month and AARP is proud to show its support for the LGBT community. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a watershed moment in the LGBT gay rights movement in America.
Stop RX Greed "u2013 Listening Tour
Growing Momentum in Federal and State Governments
AARP is commemorating its 60th anniversary with the construction of outdoor fitness parks in local communities in every state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In collaboration with the national nonprofit, FitLot, AARP Tampa worked with the local Parks and Recreation…