Drew Elliot |Volunteering | Comments
VolunteeringEvery week in America, thousands of people line up to compete in one of the hundreds of running races that happen across the country. One such event happens in the southwest corner of Minnesota, in the town of Worthington, called the Turkey Day 10K. Set around one of the state’s scenic 10,000 lakes, Lake Okabena has been the backdrop of this race for over 30 years. The TD10K got its start back in 1980 when Jerry Fiola, a Worthington native, and …
AARP Illinois |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments
VolunteeringHey – greetings from Terri Worman, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach in Illinois. Question: What do Kegel’s Harley-Davidson in Rockford, a royal blue 2012 Street Glide, and the AARP Driver Safety program have in common? The answer is Illinois’ own Driver Safety Zone 5 Coordinator Betty Kraft-Hartman, age 69, from Freeport, IL. Betty has been riding motorcycles since 1978 and has logged 400,000 miles along the way. Her new 2012 Harley Street Glide already has 21,000 miles on …
Elizabeth Nolan Brown |Brooklyn, NY | Comments
Bulletin TodayThe first in a series of White House conferences devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging was held in Miami, Florida, yesterday. Many of the issues addressed—retirement security, health care, housing—are concerns shared by older Americans of all sexual stripes. But LGBT seniors also face unique obstacles, including discrimination and a lack of certain legal protections.
Tammy Gordon |AARP Blog Author | Comments