As part of the Age of Disruption Tour, we host a lunch with AARP at each tour stop to have an intimate conversation with local age disrupters. We’d like to share some of the wisdom that emerges.
There’s a move abroad these days to attack the idea of retirement (“You’re too young to be
retired”). Two years into my own retirement from AARP, I want to make sure people have this benefit for years to come.
Our culture tells us that the virtues of youth will always reign supreme and that aging is and must always be equal to decline. Looking back at my career, I have spent too much time insisting that it really isn’t all that bad if we all just look at the bright side!
AARP’s latest survey on brain health reveals an enduring problem: few of the survey respondents actually make the required behavior changes that are needed to protect their brains. We know what to do, but don’t do it!
It took weeks to find the time to take AARP’s shiny new and improved Life Reimagined out for a spin but I’m ready to provide an overview of what they’ve got up their sleeves with this latest redesign.
The first week of the Second Wind Tour came to a dramatic conclusion with people dancing in the aisles at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. What a journey.
How could I have studied gerontology all these years and yet retained “a purely abstract notion” about aging?
Retirement planning must include the potential financial realities of care giving lest the burden arrive as a surprise, altering a household’s financial situation.
I want to talk about another word that is used to demean and diminish older people. This time Kavan’s the one getting in dustups, with no less than Oprah and AARP.
Make sure you get a copy of the December issue of The Magazine from AARP to see Dr. Bill Thomas recognized as one of the most influential people in America “Changing Our Views on Aging”.
AARP’s Susan Rheinhard is a rock star of aging research. Her latest album— ummm I mean study— explores the incredible creativity and resolve that families and friends use to support each other in times of need.
The aged man struggled to get out of his recliner. His leg muscles could not lift his weight into a vertical position, so he fell back into the chair, exhausted. He sat there for a few minutes, trying to command his weak muscles to help him stand. He barely had strength to push upwards with his hands against armrests. Finally in a single determined push with arms and forward momentum from rocking, he stood, though unsteadily. It took a few…