Capitol

Cicilline Looks to Reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging

  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)  is posed to reintroduce a House 160 resolution that he introduced on March 1, 2016, to reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging, hoping that the second time is the charm.  The resolution would bring back the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, eliminated to reduce House operating over 26…

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AARP Launches New Media Campaign to Fight High Drug Costs 

Today, AARP announced the launching of a new national media campaign calling on Congressional lawmakers to block the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to raise drug costs by reversing the Medicare Part D doughnut hole deal. As part of its lobby efforts, AARP will release two national television ads, as well as radio, digital and print ads…

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Reed Recognizes 94-Year Old World War II Combat Veteran

Just days before Veterans Day, a 94-year-old Providence native and World War II veteran received long overdue medals and public recognition for his combat experience above the Italy more than seven decades ago. U.S. Senator Jack Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed services Committee and a graduate of Wests Point, held a special ceremony…

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caregivers

We Celebrate Family Caregivers in November

President Donald J. Trump proclaims November as National Family Caregiver (NFC) Month to recognize the 44 million plus caregivers across the nation who tirelessly care for their family members across the nation.  In the Oct. 31 proclamation Trump said, “We recognize the challenges of caregiving and celebrate the joys of bringing support and comfort to…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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AARP’s New App Empowers Older Voters in Upcoming Midterm Elections

This month, in anticipation of the upcoming mid-term elections, the Washington, DC-based AARP launches, “Raise Your Voice,” the nation’s first comprehensive advocacy and voting app for smart speakers. The nonprofit’s specially designed app to assist persons over age 50 use their smart speakers to engage in advocacy on key aging issues including Social Security, Medicare,…

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Exploring  Influences in Claiming Social Security and Medicare Coverage Choices

  Over two weeks ago, the Washington, DC-based AARP unveiled its 23-page research study, “Social Security and Medicare Information Sources,” that sought to learn where older adults go for information about their Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare coverage and what influences their decisions related to these benefits, and what they wanted to have known when…

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