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Now that we’re going full throttle on the goals and leading-edge projects of 2018, I’m excited to share with you a few details concerning some important work that accelerated in 2017 and, as a result, promises to continue to bear fruit this year. AARP Public Policy Institute’s Culture of Health initiative is enabling the dissemination of some of the most innovative and usable ideas to foster good health practices in communities across the country.
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AARP has named HomeExcept Inc. the grand prize winner of the AARP Innovation Champion Awards competition. The team was awarded $10,000 in cash for designing a home care sensor that allows caregivers to monitor loved ones by using thermal sensors to track movement.
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The day has finally come — the AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch competition!
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Can technology transform aging in America? It’s a compelling question, and in fact I recently participated in a panel discussion with that very title. The panel, hosted by Politico, discussed community-based care and technological innovations to help older adults age in their own homes and communities.
Laurie Ahern, 2015 Purpose Prize winner. Credit: Encore.org; EMBARGOED TILL NOV. 13, 2015.
En español | An Episcopal priest and a former judge. A journalist and an artistic director. A doctor and an advocate for impoverished women. They’re the winners of the 2015 Purpose Prize, which recognizes people over age 60 who combine passion and experience to find new ways to solve tough social problems.
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From technological innovation to physical activity to universal design — what works to make life easier and healthier for one generation can work equally well for another, according to speakers at the White House Conference on Aging on July 13.
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Get ready for AARP tech explorer George Takei to be everywhere at once this summer, or at least it may seem that way. This week, for example, he visited The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to talk about a new documentary: To Be Takei: A Star's Trek for Life, Liberty and Love, opening in August after playing the film festival circuit. Not only that, Takei continues to use his social media clout to promote Allegiance, a Broadway-bound musical about the Japanese American experience in World War II. He starred in the show during its successful tryout in San Diego.
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The following is a post from Kim Sedmak, executive producer of "Life Reimagined TODAY" with Jane Pauley.
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Are you saving (enough) for retirement? The numbers paint a worrisome picture - for Americans, our families and the nation.
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As a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek, I can't help but begin this blog with a quote from one of my favorite writers:
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