Nombran a Jo Ann Jenkins directora ejecutiva de AARP

In English | AARP anunció hoy que Jo Ann Jenkins fue nombrada directora ejecutiva de la asociación. Tomará las riendas de la organización de 37 millones de socios en septiembre, reemplazando al actual director ejecutivo, A. Barry Rand. “Jo Ann es una lí­der experimentada e innovadora”, expresó la presidenta de la Junta Directiva de AARP, Gail Aldrich, durante el anuncio. “Tiene una pasión evidente por AARP y adopta plenamente la misión social. Jo Ann es una dirigente inspiradora que involucra activamente …

How to Keep Track of What Your Doctor Says: Bring Along a Note Taker

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News. Story produced in collaboration with USA Today It used to be difficult for Edith Couturier, an 85-year-old resident of the District of Columbia, to explain to her adult children on the West Coast all the details of her medical appointments. But now she doesn’t go alone – she takes along a volunteer “medical note-taker.” “There are four ears listening to what the doctor says,” Couturier says. That second set of ears belongs to Sharon Wolozin, …

The Takeaway: AIDS Memorial Quilt On Display in Washington, D.C.

In 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started to memorialize Americans who died of AIDS. Portions of the quilt’s now 48,000 panels–hand sewn by family and friends of those lost to the disease-will be displayed throughout Washington, D.C. during the month of July.

To Chuck Brown: “You Made A Mark, You Put DC on the Map.”

When we heard the sad news that DC go-go legend Chuck Brown had died, I called his friend and sometimes rival Joe Quarterman. Here’s what he said about Chuck… Back in 62, when Chuck started with the Soul Searchers, I was in a group called the Yellow Crows Band. We’d compete for gigs- you know, cabarets, dance halls. We would sometimes go to his concerts, and sometimes we would see him in the audience checking us out. We were friends – …

Remembering Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go

The following is a guest post from AARP entertainment producer Steve Mencher. Walk by the Washington D. C. Metro station at Gallery Place some evening and you might be lucky enough to see and hear a young percussionist or maybe a band of two or three, banging on white paint buckets suspended on orange traffic cones. Their syncopated rhythms land heavily on the 2 and 4. And the voice and horns that are the imaginary subtext for this simple musical …