AARP is Here to Help

Posted on 03/26/20


AARP is compiling facts and resources about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself.

We’re updating this information as rapidly as we can to ensure our AARP members have the information they need. Check it out here.

This is a stressful time for our country, the world, and especially for older adults who are most at risk from this disease. AARP is responding to the coronavirus outbreak by
providing trusted information on, on Facebook and Twitter, through our publications, and in weekly tele-town halls. For Utah-based updates, go to

And last night, the Senate stepped up and unanimously passed a bipartisan coronavirus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. As a result, those whose primary income is Social Security — and other older Americans with moderate incomes — will receive the maximum direct payment of $1200 from the federal government once the House of Representatives approves the measure, and the President signs it into law.

AARP’s CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins, says it best: “In the face of a public health emergency like this, you can count on us to fight for you in the corridors of power and deliver information to keep you and your family safe and healthy.” Read Jo Ann’s recent letter about the coronavirus here.

To help you keep informed about the coronavirus, AARP is holding weekly tele-town halls with experts from the federal government on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.

Anyone can dial in by calling 855-274-9507 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursdays or stream it live at

AARP Purpose Prize Deadline Extended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AARP is extending the deadline for the AARP Purpose Prize award call for applications. Applications will now be accepted until April 30, 2020. Up to five winners will each receive support from AARP and their organizations will receive $50,000 to help broaden the scope of their work. Winners announced this fall. See official rules here.

Apply for the Purpose Prize award today!
In the News

7 Ways to Cope With Anxiety During the Outbreak Clear-Cut Steps for Caregivers Worried About Coronavirus Exposure 5 Questions to Ask if Your Loved One Is in a Quarantined Facility
Are you social distancing?

Listen to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, explain how social distancing can slow the spread of viruses and decrease pressure on the health care system.

This story is provided by AARP Utah. Visit the AARP Utah page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Salt Lake City

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at; AARP information and resources are at En español, visite

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Salt Lake City
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner