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2013-10-07 08:23:05

Roughly 1 in 4 50+ Workers Experiencing Some Form of Age Discrimination in the Workplace & on the Job Trail NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When someone over the age of 55 loses a job it takes them about 4 months longer than their younger counterparts to find another one - and even when they have a job, the scenario is far from rosy for many in New York City. According to a new AARP survey of voters age 50+ in New York City, an alarming number are experiencing some form...

2013-10-07 00:21:15

-Results of a survey by AARP Media Sales and Alcon reveal significant need for cataract education in the US for baby boomers and beyond FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 million Americans are currently affected by cataracts, and a new survey from AARP Media Sales and Alcon, the global leader in eye care, found that there are many questions and misperceptions among baby boomers about the condition, their options and how to treat it. To view the multimedia assets...

2013-10-02 16:23:27

Four-Week Webinar Series Offers Expert Guidance to Entrepreneurs Looking to Start and Grow Small Businesses WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP, one of the world's largest member organizations with more than 37 million members and Black Enterprise, the leading small business resource for African Americans, announced today the launch of the Black Enterprise Small Business University. The four-week, online video course will offer expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to...

2013-10-02 12:24:42

Tweet It: Cast of @CBSFilms #LastVegas talk about aging gracefully in latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here http://ow.ly/poORk WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a total of six Academy Awards and countless iconic films between them, the quartet speak candidly in the October/November...

2013-09-30 08:28:35

AARP Finds Many NYC Residents Caring for a Relative or Spouse Facing Burnout, Demographic Shift Spells Worse News for Next Generation NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across New York state, over 4 million people are providing unpaid care for a relative or spouse who is ill, frail or elderly. The value of this care is over $32 billion dollars. In New York City the group is at a breaking point, stressed out and financially strained with a looming demographic shift adding...

2013-09-26 12:29:11

Bipartisan lawmakers express concern over proposed cuts to the Medicare home health benefit, which threaten patient access to skilled home health for 3.5 million homebound seniors WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today applauded 142 Members of the U.S. House of...

2013-09-25 23:04:28

Fresh off her appearance at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in August, Eskaton and AARP help give a warm welcome to BeFit Enterprises and Elaine LaLanne in Northern California, the “Queen” of fitness, who is coming to Sacramento September 26th and 27th to speak at the Capital Region Women’s Conference, September 27th at the Sacramento Convention Center. Mrs. Elaine LaLanne, Jack LaLanne's fitness partner and wife of 51 years, will be a speaking on the panel “Shifting Through...

2013-09-20 08:26:10

Eleven U.S. Congresswomen Inducted into Organization as Honorary Members WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One month after the 50(th) anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s momentous address, The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) celebrated five inspirational women for their efforts to advance the dream in the fields of health, education, the arts, community service and economic development. The women were recognized at the BWA's 36(th) Annual...

2013-09-18 16:25:00

State Need Has Soared by 130%; Proposed Cuts Would Eliminate Nutritional Safety Net for Many NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the debate over cuts to the nation's food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) reaches a fevered pitch in Washington, the outcome could hold disastrous consequences for families, children and seniors in New York. AARP opposes key parts of a bill that would make it harder for people to access the nation's...

2013-09-17 08:29:17

~ "Takei's Take" Covers the Web's Most Entertaining News and Offers Takei's Quirky Two Cents On It All WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legendary George Takei is teaming up with AARP to boldly go where George has never gone before--a YouTube show! Debuting today at www.youtube.com/takeistake, Takei's Take is a new bi-weekly series produced by AARP that takes a smart, funny, irreverent look at what is happening in the world of the internet, and how it...