AUG 21, 2019
CHICAGO—AARP today released new data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices on Americans, specifically people living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices.
AUG 14, 2019
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AARP Volunteer President Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges Appointed to National Family Caregiving Advisory Council
AUG 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP is very pleased to announce that AARP National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the newly formed Family Caregiving Advisory Council set up under the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of 2017.
AUG 2, 2019
Americans pay among the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and many have to choose between buying the medications they need and other essentials. Meanwhile, brand name drug prices continue to increase at rates that far exceed general inflation. Nationally, the average annual cost of prescription drug treatment increased 57.8% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Georgians increased only 9.6%.[i]
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Georgia for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
ASD Hillary Thomas met with the National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging’s Advocacy group. We presented on Rx Greed as well as discussing AARP’s resources and how we help the aging community.
ASD Jil Hinds and volunteers from the veteran team (Diana Johnson, Herbert Maxwell and Jessie Milner) participated in the Atlanta VA’s Summer Housing Fair.
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement today after the administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the importation of prescription drugs:
The 6th Annual Women on the Move Summit will focus on business development, leadership skills, strategies to help you stay at the top of your game, and making the most of social media.
Tina Lifford, famously known for her turn as Aunt Vi in "Queen Sugar," brings to Atlanta her Inner Fitness|Outer Beauty Tour - an uplifting, fun-filled and enlightening experience that supports women in their second or third acts to embrace both their inner self and outer beauty. AARP Georgia is proud to sponsor an enriching day that could change your perspective.
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