Celebrate Good Times…Waukegan!

Posted on 01/18/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHi there blog readers – Jenn from the communications team reporting on some of the AARP activities that are going on in Waukegan, Illinois this month. At times AARP can seem like a ginormous organization but did you know that we have offices in all 50 states? Each of those state offices is doing really cool things on a local level. Fom advocacy to community based activities we’re there and we hope you’ll join us! This month in Waukegan longtime …

2012: A Year to Get in the Game and Make Good Plays

Posted on 01/4/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLet’s start 2012 out on the right foot, the correct path, a good mindset, have the best intentions, etc etc, etc. No, I’m not going to talk to you about personal resolutions. I’m not going to give you five steps to healthier living or have you add blueberries to you daily food pyramid. Nor am I going to tell you to drink more water, eat less red meat, walk faster or sleep more. However, all those are excellent recommendations; I should …

The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76

Posted on 04/6/2011 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyI love the story AARP The Magazine did on vintage games. It made me think fondly about my childhood and family. Growing up I was all about games. Love ‘em. Inside or outside, I loved them all. There’s a story my family likes to tell about a game of Battleship I played with my dad when I was 5 years old. Let’s just call it “The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76.”

The Wonderful Wiz

Posted on 09/11/2009 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentI can remember the very first time I saw The Wizard of Oz. I sat cross-legged on my parents bed, staring up at the television. I don’t think I moved an inch until the Wicked Witch and Dorothy fought in the castle hallway, sending me running! This year is the 70th Anniversary of the classic film and if you’re like me you still watch the movie whenever it’s on tv…even if it’s half way done! Fast forward to a particularly …

Staying Brain Healthy

Posted on 09/1/2009 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthWant to stay brain healthy? Our friends on the Brain Health page of offer 50 ways to stay healthy between the ears. A number of the recommendations involve feeding your noodle Omega 3s (I’m looking at you, walnuts!). One recommendation involves playing video games. According to a new study, one game in particular, Tetris, may be particularly conducive to good brain health. Researchers at the Mind Research Network today announced the findings of a scientific study that used brain …

In Celebration Of Candy(land)

Posted on 08/20/2009 by |General News | Comments

Entertainment(Ted Weinstein/SFist) While we were all talking about health care reform, Hasbro’s Candyland turned 60. Now I know health care reform is important, but everyone needs a break sometimes. In honor of the momentous event, San Francisco’s famous, curvy Lombard Street was turned into a twisting, turning rainbow of fun. You can check out more photos of the event here and a great video of the event here from Associated Press (also some history on the game in the video).