AARP’s Life@50+ = Bargain of a Lifetime!

Hands down, the best $25 I’ve ever spent: AARP’s Life@50+ National Event. That’s the price of admission for the entire three day event ($35 for non-members), and you easily get 10 times that amount in return value in the form of world class entertainment, cutting edge information, and schwag … lots and lots of schwag. This past week, Life@50+ 2012 was held in New Orleans, and on Saturday – the last day of the event – I woke up with a …

‘Marigold Hotel’ High Tea at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival

We were already thrilled to be showing this year’s most prominent movie for grownups - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - at our film festival this year, but 20th Century Fox did us a true solid by hosting a High British Tea reception before today’s screening. As you can see, the room was striking, with decorations and tea settings that evoked the film’s unique story, about a group of British retirees who settle down in India. Lovely Indian music played, and the …

Plenty of Movies for Grownups at Friday’s Film Festival

Greetings from New Orleans. I’ve just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It’s all part of AARP’s Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks …

"I'd Rather Be Married to Someone Who Hates My Politics Than My Mama"

James Carville and Mary Matalin address AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010

New Orleans, Five Years Later

(via b67hobo) August 23rd, 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas. You’ll see a lot of five-year-retrospectives on Katrina this week. (NYT on flood protection: Washington Post on HBO’s documentary airing tonight). It’s worth remembering that floodwaters are currently causing extreme damage in Pakistan (insane pictures here, here, and here) . As always, Red Cross has a donation link up. Finally: From the AARP-assisted comeback of the Hollygrove neighborhood in New Orleans: “The hurricane completely wiped us out. But at …

Morning AARP: “Of Course We’re Open.”

(Guardmembers with the Louisiana Army National Guard work through the night to construct a Tiger Dam interlocking water diversion system in Grand Isle, La., May 31, in support of the Deep Horizon oil spill cleanup efforts. Via The National Guard.) Good morning. In you-should-really-read-this alerts: AARP Bulletin is featuring stories of “Life After the Oil Spill.” The first one, on seafood vendor Ruth Ann Graves: “People think we’re all closed,” says Ruth Ann. “I get calls all the time, people …