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Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.

Dental

Learn How to Get Free Dental Implants Through Programs & Charities

Are you on Medicare and need major dental work? Learn how to get free dental implants through programs & charities by reading our free guide. Learn how to get additional dental benefits through Medicare Advantage. Sign up now and receive the free guide instantly.

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Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine: Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey, Healthy Summer Meals and Spending Smart to Save More

Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine: Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey, Healthy Summer Meals and Spending Smart to Save More

WASHINGTONIn the June/July 2021 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Matthew McConaughey shares his love of storytelling, explains his decision to stop acting in romantic comedies, and discusses his family’s philosophy of “outlaw logic.” Plus, in a personal essay, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses the lessons he’s learned on and off the court; AARP financial experts provide a “must-have” preparedness guide for financial emergencies; and we take a nostalgic look back at 40 years of the game-changing music video channel, MTV.

In this issue of AARP The Magazine:

Cover Story: Matthew McConaughey

The Academy Award®-winning actor shares childhood memories, lessons for his own family, secrets to joy and more in an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine.

Personal Essay by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What I’ve Learned On and Off The Court, and Why I Still Fight For Racial Equality For All People of Color In America

In an exclusive essay for AARP The Magazine, retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar offers a candid look at the important role black athletes have played over the decades in the fight for racial justice in America, and how so many have influenced him, both personally and professionally. He also offers his personal views on why athletes need to continue to be role models in the fight against injustice, and his own personal goals as a respected champion. Print and video essay available on AARP.org/jabbar.

Norah O’Donnell

The ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor opens up about her experience as a journalist covering the heavy COVID-19 pandemic news over the last year and where she is finding happiness today. Plus, how O’Donnell is raising her teenage children to have a strong work ethic.

Danny Trejo

American actor and restauranteur Danny Trejo reveals the thoughtful and caring personality behind his notoriously tough persona and shares his top life lessons. From saying ‘I love you’ to helping people around you to being frank, Trejo tells AARP The Magazine how these ideas make his life more fulfilling.

Ye Old Wealth Wisdom

AARP’s George Mannes reviewed dozens of home-management books 100 years old or more, and found a trove of great money advice that still holds true in 2021. Mannes explains how to talk money in your marriage, why a diverse array of investments is the best way to invest, how to rethink our saving habits and which luxuries are necessities.

You Wanted (And Got!) Your MTV

In 1981, MTV launched and played music videos 24 hours per day, revolutionizing the pop music industry. It has continued to grow into one of the most influent, taste-making entertainment platforms in the world. AARP The Magazine celebrates 40 years of the iconic music video channel highlighting favorite moments with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, David Bowie, Whitney Houston and more.

How To Survive a Financial Emergency or Avoid One In The First Place

A tree falls; a basement floods; your dog bites a neighbor; your tooth throbs with pain: Truth is, expensive emergencies pop up in life, often when least expected. AARP money experts explain the financial costs of handling over dozen such situations, share tips for getting through the emergency, and then offer suggestions for protection to minimize it from happen again – or in the first place.

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About AARP

 AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine: Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey, Healthy Summer Meals and Spending Smart to Save More

Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine: Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey, Healthy Summer Meals and Spending Smart to Save More

WASHINGTONIn the June/July 2021 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), cover star Matthew McConaughey shares his love of storytelling, explains his decision to stop acting in romantic comedies, and discusses his family’s philosophy of “outlaw logic.” Plus, in a personal essay, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses the lessons he’s learned on and off the court; AARP financial experts provide a “must-have” preparedness guide for financial emergencies; and we take a nostalgic look back at 40 years of the game-changing music video channel, MTV.

In this issue of AARP The Magazine:

Cover Story: Matthew McConaughey

The Academy Award®-winning actor shares childhood memories, lessons for his own family, secrets to joy and more in an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine.

Personal Essay by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What I’ve Learned On and Off The Court, and Why I Still Fight For Racial Equality For All People of Color In America

In an exclusive essay for AARP The Magazine, retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar offers a candid look at the important role black athletes have played over the decades in the fight for racial justice in America, and how so many have influenced him, both personally and professionally. He also offers his personal views on why athletes need to continue to be role models in the fight against injustice, and his own personal goals as a respected champion. Print and video essay available on AARP.org/jabbar.

Norah O’Donnell

The ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor opens up about her experience as a journalist covering the heavy COVID-19 pandemic news over the last year and where she is finding happiness today. Plus, how O’Donnell is raising her teenage children to have a strong work ethic.

Danny Trejo

American actor and restauranteur Danny Trejo reveals the thoughtful and caring personality behind his notoriously tough persona and shares his top life lessons. From saying ‘I love you’ to helping people around you to being frank, Trejo tells AARP The Magazine how these ideas make his life more fulfilling.

Ye Old Wealth Wisdom

AARP’s George Mannes reviewed dozens of home-management books 100 years old or more, and found a trove of great money advice that still holds true in 2021. Mannes explains how to talk money in your marriage, why a diverse array of investments is the best way to invest, how to rethink our saving habits and which luxuries are necessities.

You Wanted (And Got!) Your MTV

In 1981, MTV launched and played music videos 24 hours per day, revolutionizing the pop music industry. It has continued to grow into one of the most influent, taste-making entertainment platforms in the world. AARP The Magazine celebrates 40 years of the iconic music video channel highlighting favorite moments with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, David Bowie, Whitney Houston and more.

How To Survive a Financial Emergency or Avoid One In The First Place

A tree falls; a basement floods; your dog bites a neighbor; your tooth throbs with pain: Truth is, expensive emergencies pop up in life, often when least expected. AARP money experts explain the financial costs of handling over dozen such situations, share tips for getting through the emergency, and then offer suggestions for protection to minimize it from happen again – or in the first place.

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About AARP

 AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

Find care providers near you

Medicare.gov makes it easy to find and compare nearby health care providers, like hospitals, home health agencies, doctors, nursing homes and other health care services that accept Medicare.

All in one place on Medicare.gov, you can:

  • See how patients rate their care experiences at the hospitals in your area.
  • Find home health agencies that offer the services you need, like nursing care, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
  • Get detailed information about doctors, including contact information, practice locations, specialty, hospital affiliation, and more.
  • Read nursing home inspection reports.
  • Get contact information for local inpatient rehabilitation facilities or long-term care hospitals.
  • See which dialysis facilities offer home dialysis training.
  • View hospice quality care ratings.

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AARP Bulletin Special Report: How Climate Change Impacts Older Americans’ Daily Lives

AARP Bulletin Special Report: How Climate Change Impacts Older Americans’ Daily Lives

The June 2021 Issue Offers a Bird’s-Eye View of How Extreme Weather Affects Readers’ Health, Wealth, Home and Lifestyles

WASHINGTON—Headline-dominating weather events around the country these past few years have alerted us all that climate change isn’t only a concern for future generations – it’s impacting life right now. With disasters like the Great Texas Freeze or the 2020 California wildfires come a host of unseen issues that affect how all older Americans live.

In this month’s AARP Bulletin special report, we sit down with dozens of experts to get the full picture on how climate change already is affecting insurance rates, allergy levels, home values, travel opportunities and even our ability to go outdoors for a walk. Our extensive guide comes complete with advice on how to avoid these issues – or mitigate them as much as possible.

In this report, learn how:

  • rising sea levels and more extreme coastal weather are already triggering a shift in retirement destinations;
  • drought, heat and floods are pushing up grocery prices right now and, probably, forever more;
  • increases in ozone at ground levels may be causing more cases of lung disease.

PLUS:

What You Need To Know About Cryptocurrency And Other Digital Valuables: You can hardly go a day anymore without some news headlines about cybercurrencies like Bitcoin and its huge surges and plunges in value. At the same time, digital collectables like sports cards, original art, and even photos and video clips based on a technology (called non-fungible tokens, or NFTs) that mark a digital file as unique, have been all the talk.

In this primer and consumer guide, we explain exactly what these digital valuables are, how they get bought and sold, why something with absolutely no physical aspects could be so valuable, and most importantly, the huge levels of risk that both cryptocurrencies and NFT collectibles continue to generate. 

Other stories in AARP Bulletin include:

Fraud Watch

  • The Unwelcome Return of Travel Cons: As the country slowly re-opens, many people are taking the opportunity to travel again. AARP Fraud Watch Network anti-fraud experts say fraudsters see this moment as an opportunity to scam unsuspecting people. Take a look at this month’s Fraud Watch to learn how to avoid five scams that can ruin your travel.

Your Money

  • Free Yourself From Credit Card Debt: An inability to make monthly payments has dragged many deeper into debt. However, personal finance writer Linda Stern assures readers: “You haven’t run out of options.” In this month’s Financially Speaking, learn about four strategies that could help ease your credit card debt.

Your Health

  • Mind Your B’s and D’s: Trying to maximize your overall health? Even with a perfect diet, you could still be missing out on key minerals and vitamins. Take a look at this month’s issue to understand why these two specific vitamin supplements could be beneficial for older adults. 

Your AARP

  • Fighting Disparities in Health Care: The pandemic has revealed the unequal ways people receive medical care. In this month’s issue, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins illustrates disparities that people experience across race, age and class, arguing that more should be done to close these gaps. She also discusses how AARP is fighting these inequities so that everyone can receive the care that they deserve. 

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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About His Career, His Home Life and His Future in AARP The Magazine

Academy Award®-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About His Career, His Home Life and His Future in AARP The Magazine

The Prolific Actor Reveals His Secrets to Discovering Joy, Raising a Family, Taking Risks and Always Finding a Place to Dance

LOS ANGELESAfter a three-decade movie career that has taken him from a young heart throb to one of the world’s most respected actors, Matthew McConaughey is increasingly shaping and telling his own story. And he is proving to be a master storyteller of great depth and dimension. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine for the June/July 2021 issue, the 51-year-old Academy Award®–winning actor candidly reflects on the diverse array of characters that he has played, his important role as a father, stepping down from his position as the “King of Rom-Coms” and more. McConaughey also opens up about the challenges of writing his 2020 memoir, “Greenlights,” a New York Times Bestseller.

The following are excerpts from ATM’s June/July 2021 cover story featuring Matthew McConaughey. The issue is available in homes starting in June and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.

On stepping down from his position as the “King of Rom-Coms”:

“I went on a sabbatical away from Hollywood. I said no to every rom-com script that came my way. I turned down one for $14.5 million. Word got around Hollywood I’d done that, and they said, “McConaughey’s not bluffing. Quit sending him romantic comedies!””

On how his family raised him:

“Outlaw logic is the individualism of my family’s thinking. Don’t follow the flock with how you’re supposed to think or what you’re supposed to like or what you’re supposed to wear or what game you’re supposed to play or what entertainment you’re supposed to like or how you’re supposed to treat somebody. They’re rule breakers.”

On his love for music and dancing:

“I still love banging on drums, whether they’re congas, djembes or bongos. I’ve got a roomful. I really enjoy music and dancing. I’ve not found any place where a little bit of a jig is the wrong time. You can find a rhythm anywhere, and it’s relaxing. I like breaking a sweat on the dance floor late into the wee hours.”

On what he and his wife Camila do for fun:

“We love to cook. We love a good bottle of wine. We love a good bourbon. Also enjoy thoughts and ideas.”

On his passion for storytelling:

“I just knew I wanted to be part of a story. I learned to find the rhythm of a story and to trust the pauses—to find the music of a good story.”

On the challenges of writing his 2020 memoir:

“How do I show the humanity in my stories through just the written word? I didn’t have the ability to perform it or show you my raised eyebrow or give you pregnant pauses. You couldn’t see my wet eyes when I’m telling you about my mom and dad fighting, to understand I’m not crying because it was a horror story—I’m crying because it was a love story.”

On lessons for his children:

“I want my kids to be conscientious and understand the world we live in and that there are certain expectations, rules and regulations. But hey, be an original thinker, too.”

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About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

Senior Vision Discounts

More Senior Vision Discounts

Senior Discounts from glasses.com

Senior Vision Discounts

Senior Vision Discounts

Welcome to our Senior Discount series of posts. In each post we’ll be letting you know about a Senior Discount that we found on the internet for you. Did you know about these vision discounts? AARP Members and their families receive exclusive discounts at participating retailers and independent provider locations nationwide, as well as online. You save 50% on prescription lenses with the purchase of a frame at LensCrafters, 30% on complete pair of glasses (frames and lenses) at Glasses.com, and you save an additional $10 on a complete pair at Target Optical.

Hearing Discounts

AARP 15% Hearing Discounts

Welcome to our Senior Discount series of posts. In each post we’ll be letting you know about a Senior Discount that we found on the internet for you. Did you know that AARP’s Hearing Shop offers a 15% discount on listening products?