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How good does it feel to know you’ve been heard? How rare is that feeling?
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One of the joys of passing age 50 is growing less self-conscious about what people think of me. By now, I know I can usually trust my instincts, and even when I falter, the judgments of others don’t sting like they used to.
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Amid all the shimmer and shine of the new year, many of us find ourselves spending longer than usual on inner reflection — wondering how we might pursue a passion or thinking hard about whether our own skin is still a good fit.
Holly Robinson Peete with AARP Card
Recently our new AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins challenged Americans to “Be Fearless at 50+.” What does that mean? I saw the answer in action recently when actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete got an oversized AARP card as she celebrated her 50 th birthday at a star-studded oceanside party in Malibu, Calif.
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The first in a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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AARP is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great nation. While it's easy to get caught up in statistics - more than 60 million volunteers, more than 7 billion hours of service - it's the "good" behind those numbers that is truly awesome.
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