Get Connected: AARP & Microsoft Livestreaming Social Media Bootcamp

We’ve all heard the stats that seniors are the fastest growing segment on social media. But, they – like all of us – struggle with the balance between staying connected and worrying about privacy and safety. To help, AARP’s Washington office teamed up with their neighbor Microsoft to host a free event on social media today. They’ve got a capacity crowd in the room, but you can watch the livestream right here.  Participants will learn how to use Facebook and Twitter to connect with …

BREAKING: Shaq to Change Name to “Big AARP”, AARP to Change Name to “Big SHAQ”

Now that I have your attention… we’ve been having a blast over here at AARP as Shaquille O’Neal took to Twitter to announce his retirement! He’s taking suggestions via Twitter on what his new nickname should be and the leading contender appears to be the “Big AARP.” Our CEO, Barry Rand, issued the following statement just now: “Shaq, on behalf of AARP, congratulations on a great career! If you’re like most of our members-half are still working, many more give …

One Perfect Summer Day: The Florida Keys

There are two schools of thought on the drive from Miami to Key West: 1. Get there as fast as possible. 2. Experience the amazing landscape and interesting communities along the way. We’ll be taking option #2. Want to up your game a level? Add a convertible, apply some sunscreen and settle in to this four-hour-experience… Off we go! Your first fork in the road at Cardsound Toll Road to Key Largo will get you to Alabama Jack’s, a classic …

Great Moments In Clooney

Earlier this week, Alejandra asked me if I’d write a post on George Clooney turning 50. You see, I have a well known Clooney-thing. (Whatever, what red blooded American gal doesn’t?) So, I took one for the team… scoured *hours* of Clooney footage (have I mentioned I love my job?) and present you with… Great. Moments. In. Clooney: 1) We All Have Hair Regrets… Even George Clooney…. Who am I kidding? He’s adorable even then… 2) The Comeback… The Dr. …

Debate: Will You Watch the Royal Wedding?

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good argument. The one on the table today at AARP… will you watch Kate Middleton wed Prince William? At… 4… a… m… I have to admit. I can’t wait to see the dress. But, to say I’m not a morning person is an understatement. So, I loved reading my co-workers Karen and Bernard argue it out on AARP.org today. Karen says she’s watching for Diana and the promise of a new marraige: “Can you …

Five Ways to Keep Helping the Gulf Coast

As native Gulf Coast gal, I watched in horror one year ago as I saw the BP oil spill spewing into my gorgeous blue waters. The environmentalist in me worried about the birds, sea life and habitats. The foodie in me worried about the fish, oysters and shrimp that I was raised on. The human in me worried about all of the people who make their living off of the waters and what might happen to the beautiful beaches I …