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AARP Bulletin June 2024

Mitigating chronic pain, avoiding election scammers and buying a newly built home



AARP Bulletin’s June cover story offers insight that could be a relief to those experiencing chronic pain — which afflicts more than a quarter of the population 45 and older. Instead of a single cure, researchers now look for a multipronged approach to managing everyday aches. The story details the latest news on the science of pain. Plus, a layperson’s guide to common painkillers and how the pros build a pain management plan.


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What you need to know before purchasing a recently built home: Newly built homes may have safer, stronger construction standards and the latest safety features for older homebuyers. But buying new or not-yet-built can pose specific challenges. Read how to help protect yourself in the process — and how to read decipher the fine print while getting the best price — in this month’s issue.

Protect your home against rising waters: As June marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the Bulletin has rounded up the best professional insight into how to flood-proof your home. Not doing so could be costly; a single inch of water flooding your home could cause $25,000 worth of damage. In this month’s issue, we offer nine critical tips to minimize the threat of water. This story is part of a larger AARP series. For an in-depth look at the toll of rising sea levels and more severe weather events, visit

2024 election scams: Crooks often target older adults during voting cycles — simply because they’re so politically engaged. The latest issue of the Bulletin details the three most prominent election-related schemes: bogus political action committees (PACs), voter registration scams and fraudulent surveys. Learn how these scams work — and how to outsmart them — in this month’s Fraud Watch.


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Past Issues of AARP Bulletin

May 2024

Pros advise how to solve today's most common everyday problems; plus, how to sell your parents' home




April 2024

Real-life stories of fraud—and the ways law enforcement and AARP fraud specialists advise to avoid them       




March 2024

How to navigate tax season and avoid getting in trouble with the IRS, plus good news on how to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s                                      



Jan/Feb 2024

Learn crucial strategies to navigate the financial landscape, understanding migraines, get fit at home                                               



December 2023

Your most urgent health questions answered, how to read the fine print and the risks of medical credit cards.                                                                



November 2023

Details on what we can learn from ‘super agers’ and how to protect your home from scammers.                                                       



October 2023

We have a visual guide to fraud, details on the future of Medicare and how vaccinations might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.                            



September 2023

Find out how to recover money lost to fraud, the truth about ministrokes and how older adults are shaking up the country.                                                            



July/August 2023

Learn ‘99 Great Ways to Save,’ plus how to reduce gas mileage and what to do when a loved one gets scammed.                                                                    



June 2023

Learn how to stay safe this summer and tips to calculate how much you’ll really need for your retirement stash.                                          



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