News By Region

Senior Issues

PHOTO: As Social Security marks its 79th anniversary this month, a report finds it is providing great benefits to Illinois families and the economy. Photo credit: Zimmytws/iStockphoto.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new report from the advocacy group Social Security Works, highlights the ways that at the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping Illinois' residents and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been lost and homes have lost equity, Eric Kingson, the o ...Read More

PHOTO: The Spread Some Good food drive in Ohio is collecting donations through Sept. 17, specifically to purchase low-salt, low-sugar peanut butter for Ohio seniors. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Peanut butter often is seen as a kid's favorite food, but for folks of all ages, it's a very good source of nutrition and is being used to combat hunger among older Ohioans. AARP is focusing a new charitable campaign in the next few weeks on stocking local food pantries with peanut ...Read More

PHOTO: Improvements in identifying and treating high blood pressure have helped with the decline of deaths and hospitalizations from cardiovascular disease. Photo credit: American Heart Association.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the state and the nation, but the latest study shows that progress is being made, and health professionals credit ongoing initiatives in North Dakota. Shelly Arnold, manager of trauma, stroke and cardiac care at Sanford ...Read More

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority hearings on the rate hike request begin this week.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The utility company says a rate increase is needed to keep up with everyday maintenance, but consumer advocates say Connecticut Light & Power's request is out of line. John Erlingheuser, advocacy director AARP Connecticut, says what makes this rate hike request unusual is t ...Read More

PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th ...Read More

PHOTO: The AARP Experience Corps program, which provides volunteer tutors to help students struggling with reading, is expanding into five school districts in Phoenix. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education.
Available In Spanish

PHOENIX - Hundreds of school children in Phoenix who may be struggling with reading are getting some help from some older Arizonans giving back to the community. The AARP Experience Corps program is starting at 10 elementary schools in five districts. Tim Valencia, youth and education manager for t ...Read More

As the race for the Florida governor's mansion heads into the home stretch, a new AARP survey finds Florida's senior voting bloc looking for straight answers about health care and financial security. Photo credit: Michael Studard.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the Florida primary one week from today, Governor Rick Scott has a slight lead over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, according to a survey released Tuesday by AARP Florida. Of the likely voters polled in the survey, one in five reported they may still change their minds. ...Read More

PHOTO: State retirees in Washington say their quest to restore benefits trimmed by the Legislature hasn't ended with last week's Supreme Court rulings against them. Photo courtesy of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington state Supreme Court ruled last week that the Legislature can eliminate cost-of-living adjustments to the pension checks of retired state workers. The Retired Public Employees Council of Washington has said no one is getting rich living on a state pension, which avera ...Read More

1 of 248 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »

Senior Issues by State