Archived Contributer

Jill Greenberg operated and contributed to the AARP Blog from 2006 to 2008. All her posts have been archived for your reading pleasure.

Pinching Too Many

The housing crisis has spread like wildfire and for many it can mean losing their homes. It doesn’t end there; the economy is also a victim. The Senate is gearing up to debate legislation that can help the over half a million people who are facing foreclosure to stay in their homes while they work out a way to pay their loans. The Foreclosure Prevention Act wouldn’t let people run off without being responsible. Instead, it would help them to …

Thought You’d Like to Know

Divided We Fail (AARP, Business Roundtable, SEIU and NFIB) and WISER are co-sponsoring an event today to examine how women can increase their lifetime financial security. An array of perspectives and solutions ranging from implementing new public policy to rethinking financial planning options will be presented, with panels to include Martha Hamilton of the Washington Post, Mary Beth Franklin of Kiplinger, and folks from a whole range of groups. This comes on the heels of a new report that shows …

AARP Goes Global

It’s not only in America now… AARP’s Global Network is joining with the Canadian Association for the Fifty-Plus (CARP) and Fenacom, an organization headquartered in Rome serving Italy’s aging population to help these groups better meet the needs and interests of their 50 plus populations. All the details are forthcoming, but this could mean a range of AARP endorsed benefits will be available in Canada and Italy. They join Copenhagen-based DaneAge, who joined last year.

Nothing Stops Them

Yes, in Ohio the temperatures are freezing. But if the candidates are out, so are AARP volunteers and staff. Across the state, they are bird dogging candidates and talking to people about health and financial security. Some photos from AARP Ohio’s Kevin Craiglow, who is currently counting to make sure he still has all 10 fingers and all 10 toes.

Something’s Happening There

The WE Media Conference is happening in Miami today and it looks to be a pretty cool event focusing on how communications in general can impact both economic models and social change. While there’s a bunch of cool panels, one worth looking at is called the Future of Information and Communications Technologies on Health. AARP’s Chief Brand Officer, Emilio Pardo, is on the panel and talking about how the stories and pledges all of you have sent in as part …

Worth A Read

An interesting piece in Kiplinger’s about the National Federation of Independent Business and Divided We Fail that’s worth checking out. The piece brings up a key argument in the health care reform discussion that cannot be overlooked, which is that even business recognizes there needs to be a change in the way health care is delivered in this country. When Starbucks spends more on health care than on coffee, you know that something’s gotta give.