A Gift to the Nation – Tables, Chairs, a Priceless Legacy of Art

Linda Kaufman, and her late husband George Kaufman grew up in Norfolk, Va. So did their parents. The Kaufmans developed a passion for collecting early American furniture of the 18th and early 19th centuries, much of which she has promised to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Kaufman modestly calls her collection  “some tables and chairs” but the National Gallery of Art, which will house and display them, brags that the pieces comprise “one of the largest …

Former NFL Players Give the Gift of Fitness and Fun

Of all the things that we get to do as former players in giving back to the community, in my opinion, the most fun is  giving time to the local community children. Last weekend, the NFLPA former players, as part of the NFLPA One Team One Community initiative, visited Monroe Elementary School in Oak Brook Illinois  for a day of fitness, fun, and football. The mission of the One Team One Community initiative is to improve the quality of life …

The Takeaway: Boomer Volunteers Needed

As more boomers transition from full-time employment to “retirement”””whatever that may mean these days””charities see an opportunity to capitalize on some of their newfound free time.

Getting Inspired to Change the World at Hogwarts

The following is a guest post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling” with Jane Pauley: I had the wonderful opportunity to be present at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship March 28-30, 2012. Three days of being embraced, inspired and empowered by 900 delegates from 66 countries at the Oxford University’s Said Business School. I was invited as a member of the media with the intention of trying to locate innovative examples of people 50+ …

5 Reasons to “Give to the Max”

This is a guest post by Aaron Knight of  AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly. LCE champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.’s most vulnerable seniors by providing free legal and social work services to those in need. Do you want to be involved in something groundbreaking, breathtaking, and joy-making? Then Give to the Max! Today, Wednesday, November 9th, is Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington.  For the first time ever in the history of Washington, D.C. – …

Making Life Better With Friends

Who is that special person in your life who you call a friend? Do you have one? Do you wish you had one? Do you know how to be one? How many times has someone asked you what you look for in a friend? Did you know how to answer? Friendships seldom happen in a hurry. Statistics show that people with friends are less likely to develop physical impairments and as a bonus are likely to lead a more joyful, …