American Association of Retired Persons


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American Association of Retired Persons

 (AARP)
the largest organization for older people in the United States. It serves the elderly through extensive lobbying at the federal level, maintaining a high-volume pharmaceutical service, publishing a variety of printed materials, and performing other services.

A·mer·i·can As·so·ci·a·tion of Re·tired Per·sons

(AARP) (ă-mer'i-kăn ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn rē-tīrd' pĕr'sŏnz)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing information, advocacy, benefits, and services for people aged 50 and older.

American Association of Retired Persons

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AARP

The largest voluntary association of older adults (retired or not) in the U.S., with a membership of more than 30 million. The association lobbies on behalf of its members, sponsors research on aging, operates a mail-order pharmaceutical service and insurance plan, and publishes magazines and other literature for older adults.
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In an effort improve senior citizens' access to affordable prescription drugs, the American Association of Retired Persons added its name to three class-action lawsuits against prescription drug makers that allegedly blocked availability of generic equivalents.
Nor is it, any longer, the "American Association of Retired Persons," although the group retains the copyright on that phrase.
www.aarp.org Learn about the issues important to your elderly clients at the American Association of Retired Persons Web site, with links to legislative, research and money pages.
Members include the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Health Care Association (AHCA), American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Not according to an AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) July 2001 study.
"We think it's a great concern," says Gerry Smolka, senior policy adviser for the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons. "People plan based on what they know.
A survey released this summer by the American Association of Retired Persons, which surveyed 1,019 adults aged 50 and older, found that 53 percent of the adult learners surveyed experienced at least one significant life event during the previous year, including major illness or death in the family.
The association, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, adopted AARP as its official name after discovering that the word "Retired" was often irrelevant to members, according to American Demographics magazine.
Such a proposal would be opposed by the pharmaceutical industry with its powerful lobbyists, but Congress would receive strong endorsement from an equally powerful group, the American Association of Retired Persons. It is unlikely that either the health networks or the managed care plans will be able to grapple with the pharmaceutical industry in lowering drug costs.
AARP was formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons.
The overview, the chronology, and the biographical sketches are all well crafted and much of this original writing draws upon Lee Norrgard's years of work as an investigative analyst and manager of the Consumer Affairs Division of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Patrick, the University of Michigan researcher, compared reporting on five groups: the National Rifle Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Handgun Control Inc.

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