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Alejandra Owens

Biography: Alejandra Owens is a senior advisor in AARP Social Media.

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Allan Roth

Biography: Allan Roth is the founder of Wealth Logic, an hourly-based financial planning firm in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has taught investing and finance at universities and written for Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and others. His contributions aren’t meant to convey specific investment advice.

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Home & Family blogger

Patti Shea

Biography: Patti Shea, an AARP Social Media manager, loves baseball, beagles and Mel Brooks movies. She grew up in L.A. and now cares for her parents in Florida.

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Álvaro Valderrama

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Beth Carpenter

Biography: Beth Carpenter manages social media for a whole host of fun topics at AARP, including travel, technology, entertainment, and sports.

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Celeste Rodas de Juarez

Biography: En sus más de 20 años de experiencia, esta periodista guatemalteca ha entrevistado a las principales personalidades del mundo del entretenimiento para publicaciones como Vanidades, Harper’s Bazaar y People en Español. Ha trabajado también como productora para Univision y NBC Telemundo. En el 2000, fundó la Asociación Latina de Periodistas de Entretenimiento de EE.UU. (ALPE). Actualmente escribe sobre entretenimiento, estilo de vida y viajes para Vogue, MSN.com, Avianca la Revista y El Nuevo Herald.

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Charlotte Marshall

Biography: 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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Life Reimagined TODAY

Biography: "Life Reimagined TODAY" with Jane Pauley, a monthly TODAY show series produced and sponsored by AARP, featuring people reimagining their careers and creating their best lives.

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Deirdre Donahue

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Daniel Nieves

Biography: Soy artista plástico y gráfico. Mi gran escuela en esto de la cocina fue un pequeño restaurante italiano en el Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. Allá­ comencé en mis años de estudiante universitario...

Me encantaría compartir mis anecdotas, ideas, recetas y que no hacer en la cocina…. ha, y a ser eficiente. ¡Sí­gueme!

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Deb Silverberg

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Vice President, Multicultural Markets

Edna Kane-Williams

Biography: Edna Kane-Williams has over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in nonprofit and for profit organizations. Her career has had a particular focus on the needs of older adults and multicultural communities. She serves as vice president, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, at AARP, focusing primarily on outreach to the African American/Black community.

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Ernesto Lechner

Biography: Ernesto Lechner escribe sobre música, cine y cultura latinoamericana. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Vibe, Interview, Billboard y muchas otras publicaciones. Es autor del libro "Rock En Español: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion" (Chicago Review Press, 2006) y contribuyó a "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide" (Fireside, 2004). Conduce el programa radial "The Latin Alternative," que se emite a través de los Estados Unidos por la cadena NPR.

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Politics

Election 2012

Biography: Veteran journalists Mary Hickey, Bill Hogan, Kim Keister, Patrick J. Kiger, Susan Milligan, and Bernard Ohanian write about this year's campaign.

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General News

Futurity

Biography: The nonprofit site, which launched in 2009, features the latest discoveries important to older Americans by scientists at top research universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Futurity is supported solely by its university partners.

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Gabriel Lerner

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AARP Media Relations Manager - Health

Gregory Phillips

Biography: Greg Phillips is Media Relations Manager - Health. Before joining AARP, he was the director of media relations & communications at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has 20-plus years of health care and medical communications experience.

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In Other News . . .

Bill Hogan

Biography: Bill Hogan has been covering Washington for longer than he can remember. He is the author of three books, most recently, "Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?—How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs" (with Dr. Armon B. Neel, Jr.).

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All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50.

AARP Illinois

Biography: All the news that matters to Illinoisans over 50. Gerardo Cardenas, Jennifer Baier and Heather Heppner write about health, financial security and well-being of Illinoisans.

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Josie Castrodad

Biography: Josie Castrodad es una periodista puertorriqueña, radicada en la República Dominicana. Fue la escritora principal en Nueva York de People en Español y escribió artículos sobre famosas estrellas del entretenimiento. Sus áreas de especialidad incluyen salud, belleza, cultura e interés humano.

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Jane Hess Collins

Biography: Jane writes about volunteering and community engagement for AARP. She is a principal of the marketing and communications business Bushway Collins Strategies and a retired colonel, United States Air Force. She loves family, food, friends and fitness in any order.

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Jo Ann Jenkins

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Volunteering

Jen Martin

Biography: Jen Martin is AARP Social Media manager for Create The Good, the AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger. Passions: Cheesy 80s music, food, my dog and the Baltimore Ravens

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Jean Setzfand

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Kotei Kotey

Biography: Kotei is a student at the University of Rochester and intern at AARP. He studies English literature, classical guitar, and the Korean language. He aspires to be a polyglot and world-renowned do-gooder.

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Katie Levingston

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Kathleen Ujvari

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Digital Marketing Strategist

Mary Beiro

Biography: Mary has traveled to hundreds of cities in the U.S. and abroad and is sharing her experiences as she drives coast to coast. Mary is also a marketing consultant with over 25 years of experience with a focus on developing integrated digital plans for brands, such as AARP, AOL and Carfax.

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AARP Media Relations

Monique O'Grady

Biography: Monique O’Grady is on the AARP Media Relations team and has been a Washington correspondent for several TV stations. Monique calls Arlington, Va., home, but has lived and reported in New Orleans and Lafayette, Ind.

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Maxim Shvedov

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Parenting 2.0

Mary W. Quigley

Biography: Mary W. Quigley, a journalist and author, has written two books about motherhood and work. An NYU journalism professor, she is the mother of three adult children, and blogs at www.mothering21.com

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AARP Media Relations

Nancy Thompson

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Richard E. Cohen

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Caregiving

Sally Abrahms

Biography: Sally Abrahms is a long-time contributor to AARP with both a personal and professional interest in caregiving. For the last 12 years, she cared for her father, then her mother and now her mother-in-law. She covers aging and boomers and has written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post.

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Travel

Samantha Brown

Biography: Globetrotter Samantha Brown has visited 49 countries and 30 of the United states so far, and she aims to share the joy of seeing the world. She's an expert on the "must do's" of a destination, but her true passion is to focus on the people, their culture and the privilege of spending time in their everyday lives.

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Tammy Gordon

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AARP CEO

A. Barry Rand

Biography: Addison Barry Rand is chief executive officer of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people 50-plus to improve the quality of their lives. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Avis Group Holdings, CEO of Equitant Ltd. and executive vice president of Worldwide Operations at Xerox Corporation.

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Ann Jackson

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Celebrity quotes and insight

Alex Fischetti

Biography: Alex Fischetti is a celebrity buff.

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Allan Fallow

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Latino Life

Al Martinez

Biography: Al Martinez, Pultizer Prize-winning journalist, author and recently
annointed "Bard of L.A.," brings humor, wisdom and a sometimes quirky perspective on life to the AARP blog. The former Los Angeles Times columnist riffs about aging, current events, who he is, who we are and everything else.

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Aging, Home & Family Expert

Amy Goyer

Biography: As an expert in aging and families, specializing in family caregiving and multigenerational issues, Amy Goyer is a consultant, speaker, writer and AARP Home & Family Expert. She is the primary caregiver for her father in Arizona. Follow her on Twitter @amygoyer and Pinterest! Connect on Facebook www.facebook.com/amygoyer1 or LinkedIn; she's agoyer here in the AARP Online Community.

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General News

Associated Press

Biography: The world's largest and oldest news-gathering organization delivers important breaking stories, analysis and features for older Americans.

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Alison Shelton

Biography: Alison Shelton, a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute Economics Team, has written and spoken on Social Security and retirement security for over a decade. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers on the Social Security program and proposals for reform.

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Television and Entertainment

Austin O'Connor

Biography: Austin O'Connor covered television, film, gaming, gadgets and all kinds of entertainment for AARP.org. Follow him on twitter: @austinjoconnor

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Best of Everything After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Biography: Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because she wanted to be the best she could be after 50. She's an AARP blogger, columnist and host of "The Best of Everything" video series on the AARP YouTube channel. She's a frequent guest on the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and other national television.

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Becky Gillan

Biography: I'm Senior Vice President of AARP's Research Center, and am focused on fostering understanding of the interests and concerns of people age 50+ and their families. Before coming to AARP, I served as the Vice President of Global Market Research & Guest Satisfaction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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Bethanne Patrick

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Elizabeth Agnvall

Biography: Betsy Agnvall is a features editor for health at AARP Media. She's fascinated by research that helps us understand how to live our lives to the fullest – keeping mind and body strong and sharp. She previously worked as a freelance writer for The Washington Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Safety and Health magazine and other publications.

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Best Life

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Biography: Barbranda Lumpkins Walls is a features editor for AARP Media who spotlights everyday people doing exceptional things. These folks might not make national news, but they deserve a shout-out. She loves pop culture — especially food, fashion, television and R&B music. Family, friends and spirituality play important roles in her life. And traffic.

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Caregiving experts & bloggers

AARP Caregiving Team

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Money and Work

Carole Fleck

Biography: As a senior editor for AARP Media, Carole Fleck covers personal finance, the economy, older worker, retirement planning and other news affecting people 50-plus.

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Christopher Baker

Biography: Christopher Baker is a senior strategic policy adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute. He works on issues that affect the availability, affordability and use of essential telecommunications and home energy services.

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General News

Christina Ianzito

Biography: Christina Ianzito is a writer for AARP Media, which includes AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin, and AARP.org. She writes on a variety of subjects, from the latest health news to personality profiles.

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Technology

Mike Lee

Biography: Mike Lee develops AARP's digital presence outside of its web site on mobile phones, tablets and internet-enabled appliances. He is a groupie of the MIT Media Lab and an avid digital photographer.

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David Certner

Biography: David Certner is the Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director for Government Affairs at AARP, serving as counsel for the Association’s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts at the federal and state level, as well as for litigation opportunities before the courts. Follow on Twitter @DavidCertner.

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Fashion

Dian Holton

Biography: Publication art director with a passion for art, design, and fashion.

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David John

Biography: David C. John is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute focusing on pension and retirement savings issues. John also serves as the deputy director of the Retirement Security Project at the Brookings Institution.

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Don Redfoot

Biography: Donald L. Redfoot, Ph.D., has been a strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute for 18 years, conducting and supervising policy research on: financing options for long-term services and supports; trends in disability, institutional care, and family caregiving; and international comparisons of long-term care systems.

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Public Policy

Debra Whitman

Biography: Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process. As AARP’s executive vice president for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, she leads policy development in retirement security, health care, consumer protections and other issues.

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Senior Editor, Money Team

Eileen Ambrose

Biography: Eileen Ambrose is a senior editor and writer for the Money Team. She previously was a personal finance columnist with the Baltimore Sun.

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Betsy Costle

Biography: Elizabeth Rowe Costle is director of the Consumer and State Affairs Team for the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her staff conducts research and policy analysis in financial services, energy, telecommunications and legal and personal rights. She is also a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board.

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Enid Kassner

Biography: Enid Kassner directs the Livable Communities/Long-Term Services and Supports team at the AARP Public Policy Institute. The research and policy development focuses on expanding consumer access and choice to affordable long-term services and supports options, with an emphasis on improving home- and community-based services, supporting family caregivers and making communities more livable.

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Elaine Ryan

Biography: Elaine Ryan is the vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) in AARP's Government Affairs group. She leads a team of dedicated legislative staff who work with AARP state offices to advance advocacy with Governors and state legislators, helping people 50+ attain and maintain their long-term financial security and health.

Follow Elaine on Twitter: @RoamTheDomes.

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Rick Levinson

Biography: Rick Levinson is Money Team editor for AARP Media.

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Gary Koenig

Biography: Gary Koenig directs the economic security team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. His own work focuses on Social Security, private pension reform, retirement savings and income adequacy in retirement. Follow him on Twitter @gary_koenig

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Gonzalo Baeza

Biography: Editor para AARP en español.

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Gilberto Companioni

Biography: Gilberto Companioni is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist with twenty five years of experience in television, radio, print, and digital media covering major sports events as the World Cup in France '98; four World Series; the NBA Finals, World Title boxing; and has interviewed many top athletes in the span of a 25 year carrier.

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AARP Education & Outreach, Livable Communities

Livable Communities Team

Biography: What makes a community a great place for people of all ages? Find innovative ideas from the elected officials, planners, designers, advocates and local leaders who are making homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and states more livable and age-friendly. Visit our website at AARP.org/livable. Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter at AARP.org/livable-newsletter.

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Geraldine Smolka

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Guest Blogger

Biography: AARP Blog's guest bloggers represent a variety of backgrounds, expertise and experiences.

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Personal Health and Well-being

Candy Sagon

Biography: Candy Sagon writes about health topics for AARP. She previously was a reporter with the Washington Post and has written numerous articles on food, health and nutrition for national magazines.

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Harriet Komisar

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Jana Lynott

Biography: Jana Lynott is a senior strategic policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute, where she manages the AARP transportation research agenda. As a land use and transportation planner, she brings practical expertise to the research field.

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The Ultimate Cheapskate

Jeff Yeager

Biography: Jeff Yeager is an AARP savings expert. He spent 24 years managing nonprofit groups before becoming a freelance writer, public speaker and media personality. He wrote "Don't Throw That Away!" "The Cheapskate Next Door" and "The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches." His website is www.UltimateCheapskate.com; connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer

Jen Reeves

Biography: Jen Reeves is the Social Media trainer at AARP. She loves to teach and share knowledge.

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AARP Media Relations Team

Josh Rosenblum

Biography: Josh Rosenblum works in Media Relations for AARP. He has served on Capitol Hill as press secretary to U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) and as communications director to two former members of Congress from Texas and Ohio. He also worked on political campaigns throughout the country and for a nonprofit focused on Social Security policy.

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JFK Memories

Biography: JFK Memories features notable posts from the JFK Memories Tumblr. Please add your own reminiscences at http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com

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Julia Lobaco

Biography: Desde niña me ha fascinado el poder de la palabra escrita. Me ha entretenido, hecho llorar, cantar y bailar al oír el sonido encantador de palabras suaves y fuertes jugar al formar oraciones. La vida me ha bendecido con una familia unida y con el apoyo de muchos que siguen haciendo posible que yo sea periodista. Ahora, como editora ejecutiva de AARP en español, espero que disfruten de este blog y que no solo encuentren perspectivas interesantes sobre una variedad de temas, sino que también compartan las suyas.

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Jeff Davis

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Social Security

Jonathan Peterson

Biography: Jonathan Peterson, a former national and financial correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is author of "Social Security for Dummies" and a director of executive communications at AARP.

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The Granny Diaries

K.C. Summers

Biography: K.C. Summers is the copy chief for AARP, the former travel editor of the Washington Post, and a new grandmother.

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Health

Kaiser Health News

Biography: The editorially independent news organization delivers important coverage of health care policy and politics for older Americans.

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News

Kim Keister

Biography: Kim Keister leads the News & Politics team of AARP Media and is the editor / manager of the AARP Blog. He's been a journalist for decades, including eight years at AARP Bulletin and AARP.org. Follow him on Twitter @kimkeister

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Keith Lind

Biography: Keith Lind is a senior policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute, where he covers issues related to Medicare and chronic care. He has a JD and BSN from the University of Michigan and an MS in health policy and management from Harvard.

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Volunteering

Laura Hahn

Biography: Laura Hahn writes about intergenerational friendship on her blog, Arthur & Bernie. Arthur is her friend. Bernie was her grandfather, Pop Pop. Laura’s work has appeared in People, Good Housekeeping and more. Follow her on Twitter @arthurandbernie

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Leigh Purvis

Biography: Leigh Purvis is a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of prescription drug and mental health-related issues, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs and Medicare Part D. She also co-authors the Public Policy Institute's Rx Price Watch reports.

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Lina Walker

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Legal Grounds

Lisa McElroy

Biography: Lisa T. McElroy is a law professor at the Drexel University School of Law. She regularly comments on legal issues on CBS Radio and several NPR affiliates, as well as in newspapers, journals, and blogs like the New York Times, the National Law Journal and the Huffington Post.

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Beauty

Lois Joy Johnson

Biography: Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. She was a founding editor of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. She wrote "The Makeup Wakeup" and "The Wardrobe Wakeup."

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Lori Trawinski

Biography: Lori Trawinski is a senior strategic policy advisor on the Consumer and State Affairs Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to mortgage lending, reverse mortgages, housing finance reform, foreclosures, financial services, consumer debt and banking.

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Lorrie Lynch

Biography: Lorrie Lynch is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for AARP Media. She is a veteran celeb writer who has been covering entertainers for longer than she cares to admit. Among her favorite interviews were those she conducted (separately) with George Clooney, John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Oprah Winfrey. Follow her on Twitter @lorrlelynch.

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Lynda Flowers

Biography: Lynda Flowers is an AARP Public Policy Institute expert on Medicaid, health disparities and prevention/public health.

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Lynn Friss Feinberg

Biography: Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, is a senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has conducted policy analysis and applied research on family caregiving and long-term services and supports for more than 30 years.

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General News

Mary C. Hickey

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Monica Bentivegna

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Myrna Blyth

Biography: Myrna Blyth is the editorial director of AARP Media. She is the former editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies' Home Journal, founding editor and publishing director of More magazine, and director of Magazine Development for the Meredith Corporation.

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Media Relations

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West Coast Editor, AARP The Magazine

Meg Grant

Biography: AAARP The Magazine’s West Coast editor, Meg Grant has worked in magazine journalism for 25+ years for TIME, PEOPLE, Reader’s Digest and AARP The Magazine. Celebrities and notable figures she has interviewed include Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Natalie Cole, Sharon Stone, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Carter and Betty Ford.

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News, Culture, Sights and Sounds

Steve Mencher

Biography: Steve Mencher writes about culture, politics, the news and other subjects for AARP. He's also a jazz musician with the Willis Gidney Quintet. He has worked for Carnegie Hall, NPR and the Library of Congress as an audio, video and multimedia producer.

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Mikki Waid

Biography: Mikki D. Waid, Ph.D. is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor on the Economic Security Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to Social Security and retirement security. Dr. Waid is also an expert on the differences in wealth and economic security by race.

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Technology

Suzie Mitchell

Biography: Suzie Mitchell is a mom and boomer who writes about technology for her generation. She loves discovering apps and websites that make life easier. She hopes young app and website developers hear boomers and produce apps they can actually use. Follow her at @SUZIEMITCHELL on Twitter or www.clearwritingsolutions.com.

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Megan Multack

Biography: Megan Multack is a policy research senior analyst with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of health disparities, insurance market reform, delivery system reform, public health, prevention and Medicare issues.

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Malena Perdomo

Biography: Malena es nutricionista, dietista y educadora certificada de la diabetes. Le encanta cocinar comidas latinas y enseñar que comer saludable no tiene que ser complicado. Es una de las autoras del libro de cocina "Maya's Secrets" cookbook publicado por la Sociedad Americana contra el Cáncer y es profesora de nutrición en Metropolitan State University of Denver. Vive en Denver, Colorado con su familia. En su tiempo libre escribe para AARP en Español.

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Mattie Snider

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Michael Wichita

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AARP Executive Vice President

Nancy A. LeaMond

Biography: Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, leads government relations, advocacy and public education for AARP's social change agenda. LeaMond also has responsibility for AARP's state operation, which includes offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Movies & TV

Bill Newcott

Biography: Bill Newcott is host of AARP's Movies for Grownups. He blogs about movies, television and all things entertainment.

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Neal Walters

Biography: Neal Walters conducts policy research and analysis on issues that affect the financial security of older persons. He has written a variety of reports on matters relating to financial information privacy, identity theft, affordable home utilities, prepaid cards, credit reporting and the subprime mortgage market.

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Who's News

Patrick Kiger

Biography: Journalist Patrick J. Kiger tells the stories of people who make their mark in ways big and small.

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Sex & Relationships

Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Biography: As AARP's sex and relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz aims to improve the lives of the age-50-plus audience by enhancing their relationships and offering counsel on everything from sex and health issues to communication and dating.

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Patricia Guadalupe

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Ian Cunningham

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Rita Choula

Biography: Rita Choula is a Project Administrator with the AARP Public Policy Institute's Office of Strategic Initiatives. Ms. Choula manages a caregiver initiative, funded by major foundations, that seeks to provide nurses and social workers with tools to better support family caregivers across settings. She focuses on the areas of assessing the needs of diverse family caregivers and the development and implementation of caregiver assessment, support and services at federal, state and local levels.

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Grassroots Advocacy

Reshma Mehta

Biography: Reshma Mehta has spent years in the government and non-profit arena, advocating on health care reform, Medicare, Social Security, consumer protection, housing, mobility and many more issues.

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Rolando Lahera

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Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Rodney Harrell

Biography: Rodney Harrell, PhD, is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute and is responsible for AARP’s housing research agenda. His expertise includes housing affordability and accessibility, transit-oriented development, community redevelopment and sustainable community initiatives.

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Washington D.C.

Robert Hodder

Biography: Robert Hodder works with Experience Corps in Washington, D.C., to help K-3rd graders with their reading skills. Previous volunteer experiences include assisting the homeless and the hungry. He oversees Executive Communications for AARP.

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Sara Rix

Biography: Sara E. Rix, Ph.D., is a senior strategic policy adviser with the economics team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has written and spoken extensively about older workers, an aging society and aging issues for more than 30 years.

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Policy Research Senior Analyst

Shannon Guzman

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Sid Kirchheimer

Biography: Sid Kirchheimer, author of "Scam-Proof Your Life" and more than a dozen other books, covers consumer and health issues for AARP Media.

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Sondra Forsyth

Biography: Sondra Forsyth, co-editor-in-chief of ThirdAge.com, is a National Magazine Award winner and the author or co-author of 11 books. She was executive editor at Ladies’ Home Journal, features editor at Cosmopolitan and articles editor at Bride’s. She is the founder and artistic director of Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company in New York City.

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Susan Reinhard

Biography: Susan Reinhard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, is a senior vice president at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute, the focal point for AARP’s public policy research and analysis. She also serves as the chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a resource center to ensure the nation has the nurses it needs.

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Stacy Jenel Smith

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Suzanne Braun Levine

Biography: Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and recognized authority on women, families, media and changing gender roles. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the first woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. Her most recent published work is an e-book "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-fifty Posse is Good for Your Health." Follow her on SuzanneBraunLevine.com.

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Alanna Nash

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Washington Watch

Tamara Lytle

Biography: Tammy Lytle has covered the White House, Congress, politics and breaking news in the nation’s capital for 23 years. She is the former Washington bureau chief of the Orlando Sentinel and her work has appeared in newspapers magazines and websites.

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Online Executive Producer

Tara Finnegan Coates

Biography: Tara Finnegan Coates is part of AARP Media's Content Creation Team. She blogs regularly on a variety of financial topics.

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Before I Forget

Trish Vradenburg

Biography: Trish Vradenburg is a playwright, author, television writer and Alzheimer’s disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020.

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Virginia Cueto

Biography: Soy escritora, periodista, editora, traductora y ahora, ¡bloguera! También lidero el equipo editorial de AARP en español. No soy nada ni nadie sin mi familia, mis amigos, mis colegas, mis libros, mi música cubana —¡mi comida cubana! En este blog comparto mi perspectiva de la vida como la llevamos aquí —en Estados Unidos— tantos inmigrantes latinos. Y quiero saber cómo les va a ustedes. Cuéntenme. Los espero.

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Wendy Fox-Grage

Biography: Wendy Fox-Grage is a senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. She works on state long-term care issues, including Medicaid and home and community-based services.

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Philanthropy & Fundraising

David Whitehead

Biography: David Whitehead is the senior vice president and chief development officer for AARP and AARP Foundation. He leads all fundraising efforts, including efforts to support charitable, advocacy and social impact programs. Follow him on Twitter @Whitehead_Dave.

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Co-Director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America

Winifred Quinn

Biography: Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, is co-director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She oversees the translation of CCNA nursing policy research into public policy recommendations and works with the AARP Government Affairs division for progressive policy changes.

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Zulay Ortiz

Biography: Editora para AARP en español de los canales de Salud y Cocina.

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