Nombran a Jo Ann Jenkins directora ejecutiva de AARP

In English | AARP anunció hoy que Jo Ann Jenkins fue nombrada directora ejecutiva de la asociación. Tomará las riendas de la organización de 37 millones de socios en septiembre, reemplazando al actual director ejecutivo, A. Barry Rand. “Jo Ann es una lí­der experimentada e innovadora”, expresó la presidenta de la Junta Directiva de AARP, Gail Aldrich, durante el anuncio. “Tiene una pasión evidente por AARP y adopta plenamente la misión social. Jo Ann es una dirigente inspiradora que involucra activamente …

Jo Ann Jenkins Named New AARP Chief Executive

AARP announced today that Jo Ann Jenkins has been named chief executive of the organization. She will take the reins of the 37-million member association in September, replacing outgoing CEO A. Barry Rand. Jenkins has been with AARP since 2010, most recently as its chief operating officer and, before that, as president of the AARP Foundation. “Jo Ann is a seasoned leader and innovator,” AARP Board Chair Gail Aldrich said in making the announcement. “She has an obvious passion for …

What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?

Older adults have a diverse range of preferences, needs and constraints. Income, caregiver/disability status, race and ethnicity, location and other personal factors all impact residents’ perspective on the features of their community. To advance our understanding of community livability, we held focus groups and fielded a nationwide survey to look at what older adults want and need in their communities. Their responses addressed many components of AARP’s official definition of a “livable community.” These include safety, affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, community …

What’s Important to Older Residents? Just Ask!

What makes someone age 50+ want to stay in their community – or want to leave? For most, the answer is feeling safe and having good schools. Those are the two top answers from more than 4,500 people age 50+ surveyed for a just-released AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report on what older adults feel is important for what is termed a “livable community.” (I’m guessing that excellent schools are connected to higher property values and perceived as contributing to a quality …

House GOP Plan Seeks Health Cuts to Balance Budget

By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax increases and Medicare cuts engineered by President Obama. The GOP fiscal plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promises $5.1 trillion in spending cuts – and unorthodox accounting incorporating the pro-growth effects of …

The Caregiving Worries of Parents with Special Needs Kids

Most of us think about taking care of our aging parents or spouse, not our kids. But there are more than 11 million Americans currently providing care for a family member between the ages of 18 and 49. Many worry deeply about their loved one’s future should something unexpectedly happen to them or their spouse. “I worry night and day,” a friend told me. “What happens to my daughter when I’m no longer here?” Her daughter, now 27, has had neurological, …