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At Skoll World Forum, a Powerful Lesson: ‘We Are All One’

Posted on 04/23/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, executive producer of ”Life Reimagined TODAY“ with Jane Pauley. My friend and colleague Jane Pauley shares this thought in her recent New York Times best-seller Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life: “Inspiration is everywhere — you just have to be looking for it.” At the recent Skoll World Forum (SWF), inspiration hits the moment I arrive in Oxford, where the City of Spires forces you to look up and out. In its 11th year, …

States Step Up for Retirement Security

Posted on 07/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsAre you saving (enough) for retirement? The numbers paint a worrisome picture – for Americans, our families and the nation. Three-quarters of Americans age 55-64 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts as of 2010. And, more than 70 million American workers do not have any type of employer-sponsored retirement plan. Clearly, we need some help to get on the road to retirement savings – and more effective ways to save money for our future. This is where the …

Improving Care, Reducing Costs in Medicare

Posted on 05/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal Health | Public Policy InstituteAs a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek, I can’t help but begin this blog with a quote from one of my favorite writers: “The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change. That is the dominant factor in society today,” wrote author Isaac Asimov, “No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” That was indeed the central message of last week’s AARP Solution Forum …

Wellframe: A Platform to Prevent Your Second Heart Attack

Posted on 04/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthHeart attack. Those are two of the most dreaded words in the English language. After the moment, after the hospital trip and the frantic calls to family cellphones,  its horror is a reality check for many. What do I change now? How can this never happen again? The traditional track to cardiac rehabilitation goes like so: Patient gets discharged. Patient goes home with a stack full of instructions, books, and scary warnings. Don’t do this. Stop doing this. Change your …

Dementia Tsunami Headed Your Way: TEDMED Helps Stem the Tide

Posted on 03/12/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingTEDMED, a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who join together to create a better future in health and medicine, recently hosted a Google+ Hangout web chat: Preparing for the Dementia Tsunami. TEDMED is a champ at bringing together doers and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines, and this event did just that. Doctors, researchers, caregivers and other experts joined many participants on Twitter and Facebook to discuss the huge increase in dementia that is coming our way. By …

Guest Post: Women Entrepreneurs Pay It Forward

Posted on 11/28/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeOne of the many most gratifying aspects of working with women entrepreneurs is how amazingly supportive of each other they are. Even within the same industry and competitive focus women go out of their way to help each other out. I see it again and again. Most often we hear it at SmartGirls Way when we ask one entrepreneur to give a little bit of time to someone whose business would be supported—or heart encouraged—from some time with another entrepreneur. …