Home & Family blogger

I am the Vice President for Home and Family at AARP. That means I get to work with folks all across AARP to make sure we understand what is most important regarding family relationships and connections -( caregiving and kids) and staying in your home and community and are delivering the right information and services. My family includes my wife, two teens, pets, and four generations of family spread across the country.

Grandparents and Parents Need a College Savings Plan

We are currently in the midst of completing the college search for one son and beginning the college search for our second son.  We’ve needed a crash course to keep up with the application and search process these days but the savings work had started years earlier.  While most of the work falls to the parents and the student, the whole process of saving for school is very much a multi-generational activity.      I’d like to share some of our lessons …

Generation X is the New Sandwich Generation

By way of introduction, I am both AARP’s Vice President of Home and Family and among the first members of Generation X.  My role at AARP involves working with all of my co-workers to make sure that we know what issues are important to the fifty plus around home and family and working to address those issues through the things we do.  This involves five related topics: Caregiving; Kids and grandkids; Livable communities; Driving; and Consumer technology    We know …