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Current Retirees Optimistic About Finances and Future

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayLife is good? Most retirees think so, at least according to one new survey. Conducted by USA Today, UnitedHealthcare and the National Council on Aging, the poll of Americans age 60 and older found a surprising amount of optimism in a cohort often painted as scared, sad and struggling.

Celebrate Good Times…Waukegan!

Posted on 01/18/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHi there blog readers – Jenn from the communications team reporting on some of the AARP activities that are going on in Waukegan, Illinois this month. At times AARP can seem like a ginormous organization but did you know that we have offices in all 50 states? Each of those state offices is doing really cool things on a local level. Fom advocacy to community based activities we’re there and we hope you’ll join us! This month in Waukegan longtime …

The Takeaway: Good and Bad In New U.S. Obesity Data; Adults Want To Be Like Betty

Posted on 01/18/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayPublic health officials seem to agree that America’s obesity rate is ‘leveling off’ or ‘plateauing,’ and that recent health and fitness pushes have had some effect. And a new poll conducted by MIT’s AgeLab found Betty White—who turned 90 yesterday—is the celebrity middle-aged and older adults most want to be like when they retire.

The Takeway: Half of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana; Would You Trust a Robo-Surgeon?

Posted on 10/18/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWhen Gallup first asked about marijuana legalization, in 1969, just 12 percent of Americans favored it. Now 50 percent do, according to a new Gallup poll.