AARP Interviews George W.

George W. Bush, that is. Yep, the former U.S. president sat down with AARP Magazine to talk about his new memoir, what he’s up to these days, and retrospectives on his days in office. The magazine with the full interview hits stands on November 15th, but we have a sneak peek with some highlights of the interview here. Here’s some of his thoughts on his controversial reputation and the media: “In terms of what people think about me, the truth …

AARP Debuts Four Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

AARP has a big announcement today! It is AARP’s first foray into mobile content with the debut of FOUR new digital apps. The new AARP app for iPhone and iPod touch lets AARP members: – carry a digital version of their membership card – allows them easier access to member benefits – access to member activities – and member programs! AARP is also introducing three separate apps for AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin and AARP VIVA that will be available …

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. …