Inspirational Pets?

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet could testify that animals can be incredible gifts to people’s lives. This is why AARP held a special contest: AARP’s Most Heroic Pet Contest, and a winner has been crowned. Magic, a blue-eyed miniature horse that visits hospitals, hospices and assited-living programs, has changed a number of people’s lives. And she truly seems to be magic! She was with a man when he woke up from a coma, is a good friend to an …

Boomers: Where to Retire and What to Watch

Did you know that this past weekend, 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground?? I bet you can guess the state that’s holding out on us: Hawaii. Anywho, if you aren’t lucky enough to live or have been vacationing in Hawaii for the past week, chances are you’re tired of hearing about winter weather advisories. Daydreaming about the locations in this CNBC slideshow on America’s Top Places to Retire was a fun activity for me this morning. …

Michael Douglas: Unplugged

Check out the striking cover of the March/April edition of AARP The Magazine – which is in homes and available online now at www.aarpmagazine.org. In this issue, Douglas opens up candidly about his life – examining his family dynamic with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones (who is 25 years his junior), his relationship with his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas, and his thoughts on mistakes he made as a parent. All this in addition to gearing up for the launch of his …

Dog People

There is a story from the New York Times today on an interesting trend: “empty nesters” who are getting dogs (or “fur babies”) when their children are grown and on their own, but no grandchildren are in sight. It’s proof that being empty nesters can be lonely – one might think that once a couple has the freedom to come and go as they please, they wouldn’t want to tie themselves down with a dog who needs walking and trained. …

From The New York Times to PerezHilton, AARP is Making News Across the Nation

Hot on the AARP News radar this morning is a front page article in the New York Times that takes a look at the effect the bill taken up this week by the Senate Finance Committee would have on seniors receiving health benefits through Medicare. The debate is heated, and AARP had a voice in the article: David Certner, legislative counsel is quoted, saying “It’s unfair to single out seniors to pay more for their health benefits when other high-income …

Get To Know Ron Howard

Ron Howard is on the cover of the latest issue of AARP The Magazine