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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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 Pushes Back PhRMA’s Attempts to Raise Senior’s Drug Costs

  Today, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond announced that AARP members successfully lobbied against Congressional attempts to weaken recent Medicare Part D donut hole improvements with the Senate passing of the bipartisan SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act: “We hear all the time from older Americans who are struggling…

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caregiver resources

National Aging Groups Join Forces to Bring Better Resources to Caregivers

Two national aging organizations join together to bring information to families caring for loved ones with dementia.  The Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association and the Washington DC-based AARP announced today they are collaborating together to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting family caregivers with local community resources to help address concerns…

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Livable Communities

East Providence, RIC Foundation Among AARP Community Challenge Grantees

Last week, the Washington, DC-based AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, two came from the Ocean State.  According to AARP, a total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping these communities make immediate improvements and jump start long-term progress to…

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Grandparents Taking Care of Grandchildren

Grandparent Bill heads to President’s Desk for Signature

While Congressional gridlock continues to block the passage of legislation, one bipartisan bill gets thumbs up from both the GOP-controlled Congress and the Democrats.  Just days ago, the final Senate passages of the S,1091, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act,   now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.   U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA)…

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AARP Gears Up to Mobilize Older Voters

On May 1, 2018, with the 2018 midterm elections looming, AARP launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” to engage age 60 and older persons to go to the voting polls.  The campaign will provide pertinent information to older voters as to where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for…

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