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2014-03-29 12:20:29

Olympic Champion and Youth & Family Advocate Jackie Joyner-Kersee Helps Kick-off Caregiving Conversation NEW YORK, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP today to host "Because We Care" - the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their loved ones and themselves. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a three-time Olympic champion and advocate for...

2014-03-27 16:22:10

NYers' Rates 68% Above National Average; AARP Says NY Needs Independent Utility Rate Watchdog to Protect Consumers ALBANY, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York residents pay 68 percent more for electricity than the average American, according to new data, and the state is one of just a handful without an independent consumer advocate looking out for residential ratepayers. Not coincidentally, New York residents pay far more on average for their electricity than residents...

2014-03-27 08:30:40

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A commanding actor, vocal activist and social media sensation, Sir Patrick Stewart is a force of light-but that hasn't always been the case. After a harsh childhood marked by poverty and abuse, Patrick Stewart is finally ready to conquer the shadows of his early years. Set to reprise the role of Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" this May, the thespian sat down with AARP The Magazine to discuss how he banished...

2014-03-26 16:22:25

AARP Details Expenses by Utility; Says Tab Underscores Need for Independent Utility Rate Watchdog in Final State Budget ALBANY, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York's utilities, including international energy companies, charge state consumers some of the highest residential electric rates in the nation - more than twice the national average for many - and bill their own customers for the cost of trying to push those rates even higher. With those same utility companies now...

2014-03-26 08:22:01

AARP Members and Registered Users of AARP.org Now Have Access to Guaranteed Savings SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar, the negotiation-free car buying platform, and AARP, the largest organization and interest group for people age 50 and over, have entered into an exclusive relationship. Through the new AARP Auto Buying Program powered by TrueCar, AARP members and registered AARP.org users now have access to upfront pricing information, special incentives,...

2014-03-17 12:29:06

Users can seamlessly dream, plan, book and share trips with tailored content and interactive tools WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Travel (travel.aarp.org/welcome), a new travel website launching today, offers a one-stop online experience that helps users take their travel ideas from dream to destination. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/66070-aarp-new-travel-website/...

2014-03-12 16:22:24

Association Praises Assembly Proposal for Independent Utility Consumer Advocate, Warns Lack of Action to Help Family Caregivers Could Lead to Disaster ALBANY, N.Y., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel: "AARP thanks Assembly Speaker Silver and Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz for taking a major step toward protecting New York's overburdened residential utility ratepayers by including a strong and independent...

2014-03-11 12:25:34

Tune in to "AARP - Staying Sharp" on QVC March 18 at 6PM EDT for Information on AARP's New Brain Health Membership Option WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is scheduled to appear on QVC(®) to directly sell to viewers a new brain health membership called "Staying Sharp" March 18 at 6PM EDT during the one-hour premiere of "AARP - Staying Sharp." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20070209/NYF043LOGO AARP is evolving to meet the needs of those 50 and over by providing...

2014-03-06 12:32:40

Internet Schemes Cost State Residents $28 Million A Year - AARP Report Reveals Why So Many Are Falling Prey to Online Fraudsters NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tech savvy New York adults are getting an "F" when it comes to spotting online scams, according to an AARP study, and it's costing them - to the tune of $28 million a year. Based on the study, AARP knows why so many of the 8.1 million New Yorkers who received an online fraud offer took the scammer up on it. The...

2014-03-05 12:29:46

Innovative Incentive-Driven Points Program to Reward Active Users of AARP.org with Virtual Currency Good Towards Products, Savings and More WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today announced the launch of "Rewards for Good," a first-of-its-kind loyalty program that rewards users of AARP.org for engaging with exclusive online tools and information that deliver meaningful impact to their lives. In support of AARP's social mission of improving the lives of people...