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A New Blogger

Posted By Alejandra Owens On April 23, 2008 @ 5:32 pm In Notebook | 37 Comments

Hi everyone, I’m Jennie Chin Hansen, AARP’s new soon to be new President. While my tenure is filled with firsts – I am a boomer, a gerontologist and an Asian American – I also will be the first AARP President to blog. I will be posting twice monthly here at shAARPsession, so check back to hear the latest on what we’re doing.
As you might imagine, AARP has a full agenda. Between our work on Divided We Fail [1], our new and engaging website (with social networking), as well as our growing membership, as well as our recognition of our 50th anniversary I am honored to be a part of what will be occurring in these next two years. I also know, however, that many Americans are concerned about their future and the future of their children and grandchildren. People are anxious about their finances and about their health care.
Our founder, the first female principal in the California, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, left us an important saying: what we do, we do for all. I hope you all know that is still at the core of what we believe and do.
Along these lines, each year on the second Thursday in May, we launch AARP’s Day of Service to lend a hand to our local communities. Last year, more than 33,000 people gave back and this year we expect even more. We’d like to invite you to join us!
Visit AARP’s Make a Difference site [2] where you can choose a Day of Service activity, connect with others, suggest ideas or let us know what you think about giving back to your community.
We’re here to support you. Whether you need resources on how to care for an aging parent or loved one, need to figure out how much you will need to retire, or even if you just want to kick back and make a new acquaintance online, AARP has all of this for you.
I look forward to hearing and connecting with you. You can leave comments here or send me an email [3].


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[1] Divided We Fail: http://www.dividedwefail.org

[2] AARP’s Make a Difference site: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/

[3] send me an email: mailto:dearjennie@aarp.org

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