AARP Nevada

— Turning 50 hasn’t changed the way this veteran actor approaches his role in Phantom of the Opera, which makes its way to Las Vegas. Reaching the age of 50 is no longer “over the hill” or worthy of black birthday balloons. Case in point: gifted actor David Benoit. Benoit, 51, joins us on the May episode of the AARP Nevada Voices Podcast to discuss his long and accomplished career. Benoit, and the rest of the touring cast of the beloved …

— One could refer to Marcia Ballinger in many ways.  Among other things, the Twin Cities native is an award-winning author, a Doctor of Organization and Management, the co-founder and principal of a search firm, and a French bulldog owner.  In 2016, Ballinger earned an additional title when she was named one of Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 winners. Ballinger’s career journey is rooted in Corporate America.  The holder of a degree in Business Administration, a master’s in Speech-Communication, and a doctorate …

— AARP Illinois is offering a Life Reimagined workshop at the Rochester Public Library on Tuesday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The program helps people explore possibilities and pursue changes in their work, relationships and well-being. The workshops are usually offered in large cities, but this month residents of rural communities around Rochester can benefit from the program’s insightful activities and thoughtful conversations. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to aarp.cvent.com/liferrochester. To request a …

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— This spring, AARP New Hampshire is offering our popular Life Reimagined Check-Ups in several Granite State locations:  Portsmouth, Manchester, Keene, Dover, New Durham and Concord. Whether you are looking to change careers or design your dream vacation, Life Reimagined can help you begin the process of making it happen! “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business, or live your dream life, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with …

— Act your age. Has anyone ever told you that and how do you answer if you’re 50 or older? AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins believes you shouldn’t fall for stereotypes about how people 50+ should act. That’s why she wrote her best-selling book “Disrupt Aging.” The book is about changing the way we think about getting older. We all age every day and that’s way better than the alternative. We’re living longer, healthier and more productive lives so growing older …

—   Now in his 70’s, Ron Herndon has no immediate plans to retire. He enjoys working with a staff of over 300 and watching what they are able to do. “As long as I bring something to the organization, I’ll keep doing it,” he says with a smile. As Director of Albina Head Start, he has overseen the growth of the program. Albina may be the only Head Start program in the country offering instruction in Mandarin. The program also …

— Trying to plan a vacation but don’t know where to start, where to go, or how to budget?  AARP New Hampshire is proud to present noted local Travel Expert/Columnist Chase Binder, who will share her experiences and recommendations for the 50+ traveler.  The presentation will cover a range of topics important to you!  Examples include:     Traveling on a fixed income Planning and booking a trip Local, State, National, and International venues Packing Safety concerns And of course, your …

— AARP New Hampshire offers Life Reimagined Checkups to help people think in new ways about what’s next in their life in terms of work, health, relationships or long-deferred goals. The Checkups are consistently well attended and have been so popular that more volunteers are needed to guide the sessions. AARP will host a training session for Life Reimagined guides on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center in Concord. Lunch will …

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— Great news for the public speakers out there who love to help people: AARP New Hampshire is hosting a training session to become a Life Reimagined Guide! Life Reimagined Check-ups are a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined can help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real, whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing a passion. Each check-up is led by a volunteer …

— As we start a new year, it’s only natural to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2016, and turn our attention to what we hope to accomplish in 2017. George R. Bach said, “Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.” To you, our volunteers, AARP Mississippi realizes this personifies you. We appreciate the significant contributions you made in helping us succeed in our 2016 endeavors- making life better for the 50+ population and their families. Thank you …