‘Rendezvous Tahiti’ Celebrates Exotic Travel and AARP

Rendezvous Tahiti: A True Story of Love and War Across Six Continents by William Stephan On Aug. 19, 1968, the U. S. Army honorably discharged William Stephan. Choosing California over his native Madison, Wisc., Stephan started looking for a job immediately. As he describes in this charming memoir, his life changed forever the moment he stepped onto the fourth floor of the Ethel Percy Andrus Building in downtown Long Beach, Calif. Just 72 hours after he had been holding an …

Ins and Outs of Hearing Aid Coverage Under the ACA

Last week’s Supreme Court affirmation of the Affordable Care Act is good news for the 6.4 million Americans who stood to lose their health insurance if the decision had gone the other way. But it doesn’t improve matters for those with hearing loss. The ACA, unlike Medicare, does not specifically exclude coverage for hearing aids. In fact, the ACA does not specifically exclude any coverage: It was written in a positive way, delineating several categories of benefits that must be included in …

La Corte Suprema da su fallo a favor de la legalidad de los subsidios de salud en todos los estados

Cerca de 6.4 millones de personas que compran seguros de salud a través del programa de intercambio federal de los estados podrán continuar recibiendo estos subsidios, luego de que la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos diera su fallo el 25 de junio a favor de que la ACA (Ley del Cuidado de la Salud a Bajo Precio) permita apoyos financieros como esos. Los defensores de la ley aplaudieron la decisión de la Corte (en inglés). “Las metas de la Ley …

Informe: la generación del milenio conforma casi el 25% de los cuidadores familiares

Una gran parte de personas, que comprende de la generación del milenio a personas de 75 años o mayores, cumple hoy el papel de cuidador familiar de la tercera edad. Sin embargo, las cargas siguen siendo las mismas —varias horas, sin remuneración, alto nivel de estrés— y la mayoría hace malabarismos para ser al mismo tiempo cuidadores familiares (sin remuneración) y empleados remunerados, según un nuevo estudio de la National Alliance for Caregiving y AARP. Además, 1 de cada 4 …

It’s Not Your Father’s Old Age!

This article originally appeared in “The Power of Ideas: A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future,” The Milken Institute, April 2015. Our ability to live longer, healthier and more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. Most people turning 50 today can expect to live another 30-plus years, most of it in relatively good health. That’s more time than they spent in childhood, in adolescence, and for many, it’s more time than they spend working. Yet, research shows …

AARP’s Superstar Challenge: 5 Finalists Standing!

With their eyes on the prize — $5,000 and a professional recording session at DMI Music & Media in Pasadena, Calif. — five potential Superstars are bound for AARP’s Life@50+ event in Miami on May 15. The singers, aged 50 to 85, hail from four states and Puerto Rico and boast a wide range of musical backgrounds. They are the elite of nearly 1,300 aspirants who submitted music videos to AARP. The finalists were chosen Tuesday night, during a lively …