Emprendamos el camino para transformar el envejecimiento

En inglés | Con la ayuda y el apoyo de mis amistades, familia y colegas, y con las contribuciones inspiradas de mi compañero de trabajo Boe Workman, estoy contando los días hasta la publicación de Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age (Transformar el envejecimiento: un nuevo y audaz camino para vivir la vida al máximo a cualquier edad). Fotos: 7 hábitos que causan arrugas. Disrupt Aging te invita a elegir cómo vivir y …

The Many Ways Ethel Percy Andrus Made History

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I realize how fortunate I am to walk in the footsteps of Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958, the year I was born. As I seek to “disrupt aging” — to change the conversation in this country about what it means to grow older — I often think about the enormous challenges she faced as she sought to bring about social change during her time. Dr. Andrus was truly a “disruptor” in …

Join the Journey to Disrupt Aging

En español | With the help and support of my friends, family and colleagues, and with the inspired contributions of my coworker Boe Workman, I’m counting the days to publication of Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age. Disrupt Aging is an invitation to choose how you live and age, a guide for anyone who wants to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the …

How Travel Gives New Meaning to My Life

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson, travel writer If I think about the most life-affirming, mind-broadening experiences I’ve had, so many of them involve traveling. High on that list is the transformative experience of accompanying my sister, Diane, to St. James, Jamaica, …

We Hear You … and We Hope It Shows

How good does it feel to know you’ve been heard? How rare is that feeling? Gaining someone’s full attention, especially lately with electronic dialogue constantly competing for brain space, is all the more precious for being so scarce. What a shame. Being heard is really the point where conversation starts, and where the search for understanding and solutions begins. Listening to the people AARP serves has always been among our highest priorities: we are committed to hearing what you say …

A Church Bell Rings Out for Healing, Peace and Justice

Founded in 1776, First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Va., is believed to be the first black Baptist church that was organized entirely by African Americans — a group of slaves and freed blacks who met secretly under an arbor on Green Spring Plantation. By 1781, the congregation had close to 200 members, and its pastor was a slave who worked in the Williamsburg tavern owned by his master. Having moved from covert locations to a building in Williamsburg, in 1886 …