Nancy LeaMond

Nancy A. LeaMond

Nancy LeaMond is the chief advocacy and engagement officer for AARP, widely seen as one of the most powerful advocacy organizations. Leading its government affairs and legislative campaigns, she has the responsibility of driving the organization’s social mission on behalf of Americans 50-plus and their families. She also manages public education, volunteerism, multicultural outreach and engagement, and she directs major AARP initiatives that include supporting family caregivers through advocacy, education and innovative programs, and expanding AARP’s local footprint in communities across the country.
As 2021 wrapped, I, like many, took some time to reflect on the year.
Americans are sick and tired of paying the highest prices in the world for their medications. Fortunately, the House of Representatives recently unveiled the text of the Build Back Better Act, which represents a huge step towards helping seniors afford the prescription drugs that they need. The…
The pandemic has put a spotlight on the connection between women’s role as CAREGIVERS and their economic security. We’ve heard a lot about women leaving the workforce to help children with virtual learning or take care of pre-schoolers when day care centers closed. But there’s another reality that…
We have an historic opportunity in the fight to lower prescription drug prices. Older adults and Americans across the country are sick and tired of paying the highest drug prices in the world – three times what other countries pay. This issue is deeply personal and the economic and emotional toll…
For over 55 years, there has been a missing piece in Medicare. Older Americans are often shocked to learn upon enrolling that Medicare does not cover dental, hearing, or vision services. It’s no wonder, then, that poll after poll after poll shows how much people want these important health…
Taking your aging mother to the doctor shouldn’t cost you your paycheck or even your job.  But that’s the sword hanging over the heads of many of America’s 48 million family caregivers. Anyone doing this labor of love knows how hard it is to juggle work and family responsibilities.  
Ask people where they want to live as they get older, and you almost always get the same answer: They want to stay in the comfort of their homes. But ask if they expect to get their wish, and you may hear many doubts.   
In 2021, home is not only where the heart is. Increasingly, it is where we keep our medical supplies, heal from illness, and get treatments that used to take place only in the hospital.
Hard-working family caregivers need all the support they can get. That’s why AARP is proud to endorse the Credit for Caring Act, a bipartisan proposal that would provide welcome relief for some of these dedicated individuals who often must dip into their own pockets to help older parents, spouses,…
This year, I’m committed to putting a spotlight on the challenges OLDER WOMEN face when it comes to achieving ECONOMIC SECURITY. The ability to enjoy a secure retirement begins long before a person turns 65 – that’s why it’s a multi-faceted, multigenerational problem. And while women’s outsized…
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