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Kids Today & What They Won’t Ever Know

Posted on 01/6/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyWhat kids born in 2011 won’t ever know about… stuff like paper maps, the evening news, travel agents and losing touch with friends.

“What Are You Doing for Others?”

Posted on 01/4/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringPhoto courtesy of Flickr “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 17th will mark the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday and Create the Good offers many ways for you to make the day “a day of service, not a day off.” Create The Good encourages you to spend the day engaging with your neighbors and giving back to your community. You can start …

Don’t let Congress force doctors out of Medicare

Posted on 12/8/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthIf Congress doesn’t act soon, Medicare patients could lose access to the doctors they know and trust.

What’s your Most Awkward Volunteering Story?

Posted on 12/7/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringPhoto courtesy of: Gallery Forty-Seven Recently, a colleague and I were discussing our most awkward volunteering experience. She told me a story about her experience at a pet cemetery with her former employer. “It was a hot, horrible day of weed-whacking and pulling weeds around graves of animals that had died dozens of years ago. And you know the owner had been long gone as well.” I couldn’t help but chuckle at the thought of her cleaning overgrown shrubs around …

Drive to End Hunger – Unveiling of Jeff Gordon’s New Car!

Posted on 12/6/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s been an exciting morning for the Drive to End Hunger and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon: the new No. 24 car has been unveiled! Check it out below: What do you think? Gordon will drive the Drive to End Hunger Chevy for 22 races annually over the next three years. The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness of and help solve the growing problem of hunger among older Americans. Of the nearly 51 million …

Thanksgiving? There’s a FREE app for that!

Posted on 11/18/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAre you ready for Thanksgiving? If not, perhaps there’s help right at the tips of your fingers! My list of must-have mobile apps includes two Thanksgiving-themed apps and three great apps that you can use for Thanksgiving, other holidays, and all the days in-between! All of the apps on my list are free (though some offer paid versions too), highly rated by customers, and with one exception, available on both iPhone/iPad and Android platforms.