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A Challenge to Caregivers: Exercise and Get Fit!

Posted on 07/16/2014 by |AARP Media Relations | Comments

Media RelationsAARP has launched a new online fitness and weight-loss challenge to encourage caregivers to take charge of their own health. What are the odds that caregivers will rise to the challenge? Not as bad as you might think. The average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who has a job and a family. She spends 20 hours a week providing care for a loved one — usually her mother, who lives alone about 20 minutes away. About 6 in 10 caregivers say …

Celebrate Good Times … Come On … and Travel

Posted on 07/15/2014 by |AARP Media Relations | Comments

Media RelationsKool and the Gang’s international hit song “Celebration” has become the anthem to mark the important milestones in many lives, and it seems travel is taking off as another way to celebrate good times. The newest AARP research has me thinking. As I approach the big 5-0, how will I celebrate that milestone? After reading the newest AARP travel research and checking out the interesting accompanying infographic, I think I’ve found my answer — with a celebration vacation. Celebration vacations are the …

Muhammad Ali’s Fight and His Caregiving Champ: Lonnie Ali Shares Her Story About Caring for ‘The Greatest’

Posted on 06/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsIf you haven’t seen the cover of the June AARP Bulletin, look closely. The handsome man on the front is a fighter, a survivor and a legend. Muhammad Ali, who floated and stung his way to the world heavyweight title — not once, but twice — has his often-smiling eyes hidden behind heavy lids. His wife and caregiver, Lonnie Ali, cradles his head for a kiss, showing the same affection I had seen more than 14 years ago as a reporter — once …

AARP Congratulates Incoming CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 05/13/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsIn an announcement today, Jo Ann Jenkins was made AARP’s incoming CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2014.  Gail Aldrich, chair of the AARP Board of Directors, said in a press release announcing the board’s unanimous selection that Ms. Jenkins “is an inspirational leader who proactively engages at all levels of the organization and is comfortable operating in the public eye.  She has demonstrated experience working across party lines that, coupled with her broad business experience, are essential to AARP’s success at …

AARP Comments on Washington Post Rehashed Attack

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsAARP advocates on behalf of its members and all older Americans with the sole mission of helping those 50 and older to live their best lives. Advocating for older Americans in Congress and state legislatures, AARP fights for legislation that protects the interests of Americans age 50-plus. AARP also advocates for older Americans in the marketplace, encouraging products and services that better serve their needs. AARP did its best to work with The Washington Post in reporting today’s story. The …

AARP’s Statement on the Denver Presidential Debate

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsBelow is the statement AARP released on this evening’s Presidential debate: Denver, CO—Earlier this evening the Presidential candidates discussed AARP, Social Security and Medicare during the first Presidential debate of the 2012 general election.  AARP, a sponsor of activities at all four of the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, released the following statement in response.  AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta said: “We’re grateful that this evening the candidates engaged in a more robust conversation with regard to Medicare.  …