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Ready…Set…Volunteer! Veteran Runner Shares Event Secrets

Posted on 10/18/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringEvery week in America, thousands of people line up to compete in one of the hundreds of running races that happen across the country. One such event happens in the southwest corner of Minnesota, in the town of Worthington, called the Turkey Day 10K. Set around one of the state’s scenic 10,000 lakes, Lake Okabena has been the backdrop of this race for over 30 years. The TD10K got its start back in 1980 when Jerry Fiola, a Worthington native, and …

Distance: 3,000 Miles. Average Age: 70. Goal: Fun.

Posted on 06/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAction movies are popular, duh! Lots have ‘Specialist Team’ centered character dynamics. The Leader. The Toughguy. The Plucky Young Recruit. Only this isn’t about an action movie. And the youngest guy on the team is 68 and is an accomplished motocross competitor. This is about endurance as much as about skill. In the mind of this team, it is about passion for health, fitness and cycling. A team of gentlemen have come together to do the Race Across America – …

In the Presidential Election, Age Does Matter, But Only If You’re . . .

Posted on 05/30/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsUnless you bend over backwards to avoid reading about politics (in which case, would you be here?), you probably know that President Barack Obama does better among younger voters than Mitt Romney, and that Romney does better among older voters than Obama. Consider, for example, Gallup’s analysis of more than 15,000 daily tracking interviews with registered voters conducted from April 11 to May 16, 2012. It shows Obama and Romney tied at 46 percent each. Among voters aged 18 to …