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2014-01-03 20:20:12

Standout Films for the 50+ Audience Celebrated in the Magazine's February/March 2014 Issue and at Annual Gala in Los Angeles on February 10(th) WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The epic historical drama 12 Years a Slave has nabbed the title of 2013's Best Movie for Grownups, as voted by the editors of AARP The Magazine. Honoring outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience, AARP today announced the winners of its 13(th)...

2014-01-02 16:20:32

Rate Hikes Loom Under Proposed Settlement; AARP Says Deal Shows Need for Strong, Independent Consumer Advocate to Protect New Yorkers. NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is issuing a warning to residential utility consumers in New York City and Westchester County: the tentative agreement to "freeze" Con Edison's residential rates over the next few years comes with a built-in rate increase. The agreement, which state regulators must still approve, does seem to...

2013-12-23 16:23:45

AARP New York Releases Top 7 Holiday Scams & How to Avoid Them NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- And...the last minute gift dash is on. In the hustle, bustle and rush to find the perfect present, New York scam artists are banking on consumers' carelessness. From gift card gotchas to courier cons, AARP New York warns that holiday scammers work like type A elves, and today the Association is releasing its list of the Top 7 Holiday Scams along with some basic tips...

2013-12-19 16:24:53

List Narrows the Field of Contenders for the Movies for Grownups Awards, Winners to be Announced in January WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and Nebraska are among this year's Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine - whose annual Movies for Grownups(®) Awards honor outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The top 10 list features thoughtful films with timeless...

2013-12-19 12:29:49

New AARP Analysis Details Head Count and Dollar Amount of Boomers Fleeing NYC - Assoc. Says Key Concerns at Root NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's "Boomer flight" says AARP - Baby Boomers leaving New York City en masse, carrying with them tens of billions in retirement dollars and lost money to the local economy every year. An AARP survey of New York City's voters 50+ in November found more than half of Baby Boomers (50-64 year olds) said they plan to leave the city...

2013-12-04 16:24:12

Tweet It: Former First Lady of California @MariaShriver talks love and loss in latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here http://bit.ly/1bcEkH3 WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a fourth-generation Kennedy, Peabody & Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, and a mother of four, Maria Shriver has experienced countless spectacular achievements, but certainly more than her share of painful losses. Now, as she returns to the news desk and prepares for the...

2013-11-27 23:32:13

The book provides practical information in plain language on how to get the best out of the program and empowers readers to overcome much misinformation about Medicare that comes from a variety of sources. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 More than 50 million older and disabled Americans are currently in Medicare and over 10,000 newcomers enroll every day. Yet people constantly say they’re baffled by the program’s complexities and confused by its options. Are they eligible?...

2013-11-27 08:25:05

AARP New York Releases List of Quick Tips & Questions to Simplify Observing How Older Relatives are Doing NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The turkey is defrosting and family is starting to gather at the house for Thanksgiving. For many families across New York, this is the once-a-year time that they travel from across the nation and, often times, globe to be with loved ones. In addition to enjoying time with family and friends, AARP says it's also prime time to check...

2013-11-26 12:27:08

Holidays Find Half of Potentially Eligible Adults 60+ Are Food Insecure & not Receiving SNAP - AARP Lays Out Roadmap to Help Tackle Issue NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older relatives, gathering with family and friends in New York for holiday meals, may be facing a harsh reality in their own homes - hunger. Senior hunger is soaring in the state, and, according to AARP, so are the barriers to getting help. In a new report, the Association has...

2013-11-21 16:30:39

Survey Shows 50+ Pennsylvanians Oppose Eliminating PUC Authority to Set Telephone Rates and Service Quality for Landline Service Providers Included in House Bill 1608 HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today called on state lawmakers to reject HB 1608 that would deregulate telephone service and remove important consumer protections, threatening the future availability of landline phone service for residents statewide. The bill is being considered by...