That’s the Way the Ball Bounces!

How many times have I said, “Life’s not fair”??? We’ve discussed how inches really make a difference. I’ve talked about how you can either be in the game or on the sidelines. Sunday during the Super Bowl, each and every one of those analogies rang true, even up to the very last play of the game. Tom Brady chunked a Hail Mary pass and it could have gone either way. It was just as great a possibility for that ball …

Celebrate Good Times…Waukegan!

Hi 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

Let’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

I 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

I 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

Want to stay brain healthy? Our friends on the Brain Health page of AARP.org 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 …