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Nombran a Jo Ann Jenkins directora ejecutiva de AARP

In English | AARP anunció hoy que Jo Ann Jenkins fue nombrada directora ejecutiva de la asociación. Tomará las riendas de la organización de 37 millones de socios en septiembre, reemplazando al actual director ejecutivo, A. Barry Rand. “Jo Ann es una lí­der experimentada e innovadora”, expresó la presidenta de la Junta Directiva de AARP, Gail Aldrich, durante el anuncio. “Tiene una pasión evidente por AARP y adopta plenamente la misión social. Jo Ann es una dirigente inspiradora que involucra activamente …

Jo Ann Jenkins Named New AARP Chief Executive

AARP announced today that Jo Ann Jenkins has been named chief executive of the organization. She will take the reins of the 37-million member association in September, replacing outgoing CEO A. Barry Rand. Jenkins has been with AARP since 2010, most recently as its chief operating officer and, before that, as president of the AARP Foundation. “Jo Ann is a seasoned leader and innovator,” AARP Board Chair Gail Aldrich said in making the announcement. “She has an obvious passion for …

Helping 50+ Americans Master Personal Technology

At the bustling convention center in downtown Boston, a lot of people seem eager to learn as much as they can about personal technology. In one area of the cavernous hall, a speaker tells a rapt audience about the various apps that can be used for entertainment, from listening to music and watching TV shows to buying movie tickets and making dinner reservations. In another part of the pavilion, a teacher instructs the crowd seated at long tables about the basics …

‘Day of Service’ Kicks Off AARP’s National Event in Boston

The tables were stacked high with groceries: pasta, peanut butter, cans of peaches and beans. In front, an assembly line of volunteer workers packed them in brown paper bags and passed them along to be loaded into cartons for delivery to a food bank. “It’s fun,” said 66-year-old Ronna Davis of Stoughton, Mass., “and it’s a way to help people in need.” Davis, who had heard about the project on the radio, showed up with her lifelong friend, Esther Kaplan, …

Caregiving Spouses More Likely to Take on Medical Tasks, Report Finds

Spouses who are caregivers are significantly more likely than other family caregivers (adult children, for example) to perform many of the tasks that health care professionals do – including medication management, wound care, using meters and monitors, and more. Nearly two-thirds of spouses who are family caregivers (65 percent) performed such tasks, compared with 42 percent of other caregivers. Those are the findings of a new report issued today by the United Hospital Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute. Among …

Women Team Up to ‘Ban Bossy’ and Encourage Girls to Lead

If you’ve got a young girl in your life – a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter, a young friend – here’s a campaign you definitely should know about:  Ban Bossy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the best-selling book Lean In, has joined forces with a group of high powered women – including former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, CEO of the Girl Scouts Anna Maria Chávez,  and a host of celebrity spokespeople – to launch a public service campaign …