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8 min ago | Consumer Reports

Senior discounts save money on nearly everything

Early-bird special, move over. Did you know that if you're at least 55, you can get a 10 percent midweek senior discount at Pep Boys automotive stores? That Pearle Vision offers AARP members 30 percent off a complete pair of glasses and up to 20 percent off contacts? More surprising, many merchants and service providers offer seniors a break just ... (more)


Related Topix: Health

4 hrs ago | USA Today

Boomers won't be unloading their stocks

So baby boomers, heading into retirement and leery of risk, will unload their stocks - and deflate the equities market for a long time, right? Don't bet on that.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Retirement, Health, IRA, Mutual Funds

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Asian Week

Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors

AARP recently welcomed Doris Koo to its Board of Directors. The all-volunteer, 21-member Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP.


Related Topix: Health, Chinatown (Washington, DC), Non-Profit

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Ideas: A Conversation with Richard Browdie

A Conversation with Richard Browdie, CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ideastream producer Kay Colby sat down with Richard Browdie to discuss the 2014 Raising Expectations Report by AARP and two other organizations that scored states across 26 indicators that point to things states have in place to support family caregiving and other ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Long Term Care

Kitchen & Bath Business

Wet Rooms Offer Stylish Universal Design Options for Seniors

According to the American Association of Retired Persons , almost 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age.


Related Topix: Health

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Letter: Save phone landlines

Marilyn Askin, chief legislative advocate for AARP in New Jersey, speaks during a meeting of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee in the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Health, Trenton, NJ, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

New Jersey seniors feel pinch from delay in homestead benefit

New Jersey's senior homeowners will have to wait for nine more months without the homestead benefit on their property taxes.


Related Topix: Health

Sutherland Institute

There's so much more to caregiving than government - support' - " Mero Moment, 7/8/14

Big-government advocates at AARP tell us that Utah ranks dead last in support for family caregivers.


Related Topix: Health, Utah, Utah Government, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

US News & World Report

5 Ideal Industries for Job-Seeking Retirees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one-third of the total U.S. workforce will be age 50 and older by 2016.


Related Topix: Big Box Retailers, Health, Medicine, Nursing

A new challenge to HUD's reverse-mortgage program

The United States faces a retirement funds crisis: a rapidly growing number of people who retire without the financial capacity to support themselves during ever-increasing life spans.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Retirement, Health

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Weekend Balita

AARP launches search for America's top boomer talent with Boomer...

Calling all Baby Boomers looking to become America's next big singing sensation! AARP is launching a national search to make one lucky person's dream a reality while showing that talent is ageless.


Related Topix: Health, Powered, Software, Binghamton, NY, Social Software

Black Enterprise

Micro Loan Programs Helping Black Female Entrepreneurs Succeed

Evelyn Hayes is the founder of Creative Expressions & Gifts in Orangeburg, South Carolina.


Related Topix: Orangeburg, SC, Social Software, Small Business, Personal Finance, Health, Marketing, Retirement

Business Wire

AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation Study Shows Positive...

The study, which evaluated participants' behavior before, three months after and six months after the program, suggests the workshops made a positive impact on various aspects of individuals' financial attitudes and behavior.


Related Topix: Health, Charles Schwab, Investment Services

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah should help those who help their o...

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."


Related Topix: Health, Opinion

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ruidoso News

AARP director to speak at ENMU-Ruidoso

Gary D. Williams, AARP New Mexico Associate State Director for Community Outreach, will be on the ENMU-Ruidoso campus Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 103 to share AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities policies with the local Creative Aging Advisory Council and interested members of the community.


Related Topix: Health, Ruidoso, NM, Lincoln County, NM

The Ashland Daily Tidings

OLLI showcases learning opportunities for seniors

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University will host two weekend open houses to showcase organizations that strive to keep older adults intellectually stimulated and socially connected.


Related Topix: Southern Oregon University, Medford, OR, Health, Ashland, OR

The Daily Record

Renacci's support of "60 Plus" group questioned

I recently received a mailing from Rep. Renacci as did most seniors in the District entitled "Standing Up for Ohio Seniors."


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Landers: Boomers, exercise and be nice to your kids

John Haaga, a senior official at the National Institute on Aging, offers a disquieting thought for baby boomers heading into their later years.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Long Term Care, Opinion

WNEP-TV Moosic

AARP Report Ranks PA Low

According to the 2010 census, Pennsylvania has among the highest population of senior citizens in the country, but according to a recently published report by the American Association of Retired Persons, the Keystone State is not the best place to grow old.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Bloomsburg, PA, Berwick, PA, Long Term Care


Older people are turning to online dating

Judith Himber and Robert Galvin met through a matchmaking service after Judith had no success with online dating.


Related Topix: Online Dating, Health