Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza

Raquel "Rocky" Egusquiza is a Vice President of Multicultural Markets at AARP. She focuses on working with and promoting positive social change within the Hispanic community.
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A lot of people seem confused about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). And with so many rumors and misinformation swirling around, it's not surprising that many don't know where to turn for answers.
Family time and reminiscing about the years gone by are oftentimes accompanied by memories that bring a smile to our faces and hearts; those special moments of reflections at our different life stages - all the happy memories, good times and the sad ones. The times we've shared with family and friends during life's key milestones: special birthdays, family reunions or weddings. But let's face it, like most families, when it comes to the truly tough topics, we prefer to avoid the hard hitting stuff and push it aside until a later date. I have experienced this situation with close friends, parents, siblings and other relatives.
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Food. It's one of our passion points, how we connect on an emotional level. It's at the center and heart of every birthday party, wedding, baptism, funeral, and every social gathering you can think of. Today online platforms like Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other innovative social media channels simplify meal preparation for these special occasions making recipe swapping even more popular than ever. As fun as it is to experiment with new recipes, we should be conscious and aware of the nutritional value of what is actually being prepared.
The beginning of April is oftentimes associated with the culmination of International Women's Month, giving us the perfect opportunity to take pause and recognize the outstanding achievement of Latinas.  Latina women who forge ahead, persevere, and make their mark, as they continue to open doors for others to follow.  Thank you for paving the way for me and other Latinas to follow!
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It's said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, signaling the start of Spring.  There are many celebrations this month, from Easter to Saint Patrick's Day, from Texas Independence Day to Save a Spider Day (no, I'm not kidding).  But it is also known as National Nutrition Month®! After spending half of February devouring chocolate, it's time to get back into shape and start eating right.
If you are reading this post it means that those alarmed interpretations of the Mayan calendar were wrong and we all have the best ahead of us. 2012 was a year when we talked about inequality, cared about our health and spoke up about the future of our Social Security and Medicare benefits, among many more topics.
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My mom is my hero. She has always been a happy and independent person, but now, as she faces new health challenges that are rapidly changing, and I can only imagine how much she is suffering. My dad is her primary caretaker; my brothers and I are helping as much as we can.
Food is one of the most important passion points for Latinos. We are revelers of well-seasoned, abundant and succulent dishes, always enjoyed among family and friends. Sadly, some of our lifestyle choices put us at a greater risk of developing lifelong medical conditions.
Life Reimagined
Reaching your 50s brings a whole new world of complexities, opportunities and excitement. To get the best of it, it is crucial to stay current with our fast-changing world, always looking for fresh perspectives and keeping your options open. At this stage in life, you don't want to feel forced into something that doesn't fit into your lifestyle; on the contrary, you should have the flexibility to choose when, where, how and with whom you are enjoying your life.
Guiding your Grands
The end of summer is near and that means one thing: Parents are going through the motions to send their kids back to school or maybe start college. From that group of parents, there are approximately 2.4 million who are grandparents raising their grandchildren. For this segment, it is very important to be budget-conscious when going through expenses and to look for ways to ameliorate the big impact on their finances when supporting their grandchildren.
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