Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

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Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age. Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of …

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Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …

AARP national poll highlights personal challenges of caregivers

AARP national poll highlights personal challenges of caregivers

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family AARP National Poll Highlights Personal Challenges of Caregivers in the United States   New AARP and Ad Council PSAs highlight the many roles 42 million caregivers shoulder, offer tools and resources for support     WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2013 — According to a new AARP poll[1], almost three out of ten people who are caring for a loved one say their life has changed since becoming a caregiver. More than one in five says their weight, exercise, or social life has …

Julie Lee

How To Handle A Fender-Bender

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach Despite our best intentions, most drivers will be involved in a fender-bender at some point in their lifetime. While fender-benders are more common during heavy traffic and low speeds, they can happen anytime, anywhere. From parking lots and driveways, to busy intersections and highways, it is important to know how to respond to this type of crash, if and when you’re involved in one. Keep …

AARP Driver Safety Aug. & Sept. classroom courses announced

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family         AARP Driver Safety schedule of Arkansas  classroom courses announced for Aug. & Sept. 2013  LITTLE ROCK—AARP Driver Safety classroom courses will be held in multiple locations across Arkansas in August and September of 2013.  AARP Driver Safety’s classroom course is administered by volunteers and covers topics such as defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. Participants will learn how to operate their vehicle​more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment, as well as how to make …