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10 Finalists Announced in the AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeBy Rita Wilson We are pleased to announce the 10 finalists in our AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest. We received thousands of wonderful entries. For those who did not make the cut, we hope to reach out to at least some of you in the coming months to see how we might be able to help tell your stories as well. These 10 finalists have until Dec. 15 to complete their memoirs. Soon after, a winner will be announced. Good …

2014 Medicare Trustees Report Urges Responsible Solutions

Posted on 07/28/2014 by |AARP Executive Vice President | Comments

PoliticsThe Medicare Trustees report today reminds us of the financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. With 64 million Americans expected to be enrolled in Medicare by 2020, we must do more to reduce wasteful spending throughout our health care system. For starters, we can reduce costs and find significant savings in Medicare and throughout the health care system with responsible solutions rather than harmful cuts. By improving care coordination, utilizing technology more efficiently, …

‘The Boomer List’ Revealed

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThis post was updated on Aug. 7. This year the last of the 76 million baby boomers turn 50. AARP is paying tribute to their contributions this fall. Interviews with these 19 iconic baby boomers will be featured in American Masters: The Boomer List, a documentary by filmmaker-photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The documentary premieres nationwide Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m., on PBS (check local listings). >> Sign up for the AARP Advocacy Newsletter The list of the 19 boomers (one born each year of …

Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Scorecard Highlights the Need for Information and Access to Services

Posted on 06/26/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteMost Americans will eventually need services to help them live independently, either as consumers or as caregivers providing support to family and friends. However, many of them do not know where to turn for help or how to pay for these services. That’s a major reason Aging and Disability Resource Centers — referred to as ADRCs — are critically important to help them find the services they need. ADRCs offer a “single point of entry” for clients and families to …

Concurso ‘Boomer Superstar’

Posted on 06/6/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español¿Te encantan los karaokes o cantar en la ducha? ¿Estás convencida de que has nacido para ser diva? (¿O que por un pelín podrías haber cantado con Timbiriche o Menudo?) Pues ha llegado la hora de compartir tus dotes musicales, y lo que es más —¡podrías ganar $5,000 y una oportunidad de presentarte frente a Emilio Estefan y Patti Austin en la conferencia Life@50+ de AARP en San Diego! Es súper fácil. En este video te explicamos cómo participar en …

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 …