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Charlotte works in AARP's Media Relations department and blogs about breaking news coming from the organization. Occasionally she'll blog about general news too!

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New Research finds the Many Benefits of Corporations Donating Inventory

Posted on 01/24/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeGuest Post by Melissa Trumpower  Groundbreaking research detailing the many economic, environmental, and societal benefits of donating products was released today by Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Good360, the nation’s nonprofit leader in product giving. Since 1983, Good360 has provided companies that see the strategic value of product giving with the resources to efficiently and effectively donate inventory to nonprofits across the globe serving every cause imaginable. With a record number of Americans living in …

A War Against Parkinson’s

Posted on 01/20/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeCheck out this great blog, Attitude & Fitness living well with Parkinson’s.  It’s about one man’s dedication to fight his early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease with exercise and fitness.  A truly inspiring story and blog - Check it out! Below is an expecerpt from his blog: “In March of 2004 I began to notice the first signs of what I learned later to be Parkinson’s disease (PD). After a second-opinion visit to a neurologist at the Center of Excellence in San Francisco, I was officially diagnosed I had PD. At 47 years old, married 15 years …

Help Others, Help Yourself

Posted on 04/15/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your Life“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama Did you know that having compassion and helping people is actually good for your well-being? It relieves stress and improves psychological wellness. And come on, if the Dalai Lama believes it! Barbara Graham put together 7 strategies to use for you to be a more compassionate person. It does well for others, as well as yourself: A win-win. Here’s her …

Germs Are All Around

Posted on 03/15/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthPic via Daniel Lai/Aurora Photos Isn’t it funny how people will wash their hands when they arrive at a restaurant, but then pick up a menu that has been touched by possibly hundreds of people beforehand? That’s right, restaurant menus is is one of the worst ways folks can pick up germs. It’s true that germs are all around us, but there are certain particular places that leave people more susceptible to catching colds and viruses. So why not better …

Foodie Friday: Spring Is Just Around the Corner Edition

Posted on 03/11/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeBecause it’s really almost nearly spring!  

Intergenerational Programming Thrives

Posted on 03/10/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyThis is awesome. Check out this video and article on how intergenerational programming — in other words, bringing older and younger folks together to build relationships across generations — has been booming as of late. While you generally see these kinds of programs as one-visit stops by a student to an older folk in a retirement home, intergenerational programming is not about charity, but about fostering a sense of community and comradery. Make sure to check it out.