11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun … 1. A common food additive comes from scent glands located near a beaver’s butt. (Learn more at AARP) 2. The coldest known place in the universe (at 458 degrees below zero) is Boomerang Nebula, in the constellation Centaurus. (Learn more at Discovery) 3. Men really do look at women’s bodies more than their faces. But so do women. (Learn more at Fox News) 4. An Alabama man has been fighting to fulfill his late wife’s …

Caregivers: 3 Easy Tips to Remember Your Health Checkups

I finally did it. After more than two years with two painful teeth, I finally got my dental checkup and teeth cleaning! Unfortunately, my delay has caused theneed for two new crowns. Ive always done this regularly, but since I started intensive caregiving that has gone down the drain (as have my other regular checkups). I feel like I should be at a support group meeting saying, My name is Amy, and Im a caregiver who has neglected my own …

Alzheimer’s Risk: Would You Want To Know?

If you were likely to get Alzheimer’s disease in the future, would you want to know? The question is largely hypothetical at the moment, but might not be for much longer.

Central Illinois Senior Celebration! Central Illinois Senior Celebration! Central Illinois Senior Celebration!

Hey everybody – it’s Jenn! What are you doing on Wednesday May 16th? Answer: Going to the Central Illinois Senior Celebration! The Central Illinois Senior Celebration (say that three times fast) is put on by a coalition of about 14 different organizations throughout the state. AARP is asponsor, and it looks like there is going to be some great entertainment, goodies, and useful info for just about everyone this year. If you’re like me you probably want to peruse …

News To Know: Get Healthy With AARP

AARP has two new programs to help promote personal health and fitness.