Happy 75th Birthday, Bill Cosby!

Posted on 07/12/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentBill Cosby, who turns 75 today, was already thinking about the trials of getting older when I first spoke with him nearly 10 years ago. “Things are old,” he told me. “Parts are old. I’m talking about ‘us’ parts. AARP-parts.  Some of us were born with stronger parts than others.” It was a routine visit with his doctor that made Cosby realize just how weak at least one of his parts was—that part being his carotid artery, which was dangerously …

Tweet at William Shatner! (Yes, You Heard Us Right.)

Posted on 03/22/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentHappy birthday, Captain Kirk. He is 81 today. Did you think Mr. Shatner might be on Twitter at 81? He is, in fact! This made our morning: If you’re a Tweeter, make sure and send @WilliamShatner a birthday message today. For us, ya know.

Aging with Purpose: Now is the Time to Give Back

Posted on 08/9/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeAs I mentioned several weeks ago, my birthday was fast approaching; well it will arrive this week! However, last Wednesday morning my doorbell rang and when I answered the door, there stood a deliveryman with the most breath taking floral arrangement. I just knew he was at the wrong house, but much to my surprise he said delivery for Mrs. Leigh Anne Tuohy. “Oh my, that’s me!” The card read: The first gift of birthday week, Love Sean. Wow…..birthday week, …

What We’d Tell George Clooney

Posted on 05/6/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentSo, George Clooney, as we mentioned before, turns 50 today. Like the rest of the Internet, we took Friday off to stare at him. I mean, reflect on his career.  There’s something about that 50 number, huh? It’s just a number. It could represent 100 divided by 2, the number of stars on the Star Spangled Banner, a great movie starring Adam Sandler, or the number of truly horrible movies starring Adam Sandler. It’s also when we send you that …

Happy 100th Birthday President Reagan!

Posted on 02/7/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringYesterday would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. I have a soft spot for the former actor since he was the first president of my memory. Although I was born when President Carter was in office, my only knowledge of him was of my brother, Tom, telling me he had a peanut farm.