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The state of fitness among adults 50 plus doesn’t look good. According to a new AARP survey, just 1 in 5 adults gets the recommended amount of physical activity they should although they know exercise is the key to optimal health. The recommended amount of exercise is 150 minutes per week, but only 17% of Americans over age 50 say they get  the minimum and 26% don’t exercise at all.
Empty Nursing Room
AARP Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 82-year old nursing facility resident Gloria Single against Pioneer House nursing facility, RHF Foundation, and their corporate affiliates, charging that they illegally dumped her into a hospital.  The suit contends that the defendants are willfully violating a State order requiring that they allow her to return home and seeks an injunction so she can return to Pioneer House to be with her 93-year old husband, who still lives there.
AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond was recently named a 2017 Top Lobbyist by The Hill. 
2014 AARP Purpose Prize Winner Mauricio Lim Miller
AARP recently announced the five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize™.  The AARP Purpose Prize™ recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good.
For the fifth consecutive year, The NonProfit Times (NPT) is honoring CEO Jo Ann Jenkins as one of their “Power & Influence Top 50.”
There’s a New Girlfriend on the Block, AARP launches Newest E-Newsletter
Nowadays, you’re lucky to find a publication that really gets you. Millennial women have Buzzfeed and Refinery 29 and Boomer women have AARP The Magazine. But for the Gen X Woman, the search may not be easy.
In response to Tuesday’s Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP  Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement:
AARP and Ad Council Launch New PSA: Ace Your Retirement
This week, we unveiled our new Saving for Retirement ad campaign to empower Americans to take control of their financial futures. In fact, two in five households headed by Americans ages 55-64 have no assets saved for retirement, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security.
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Oregon is about to take a small but important first step in solving the nation’s retirement security crisis. On July 1, 2017 the state launched a pilot program of “ OregonSaves” and become first in the nation to begin a state-based IRA program.
Family caregivers provide $470M in unpaid care
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.
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