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 …

Donations Help Ease Home Heating Burdens

Donations Help Ease Home Heating Burdens

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Home & Family With temperatures dipping below zero for weeks at a time, could this Wisconsin winter have been any worse? The answer, unfortunately, is “yes” – especially for thousands of older Wisconsinites who not only suffered through horrendously cold weather, but were pummeled with rising home heating costs during one of the coldest winters on record. No one can change the weather. But we can offer a little help to those on limited or fixed incomes who struggled to make ends meet …

Julie Lee

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 …

A Cold Day Doesn't Have To Mean No Play

A Cold Day Doesn’t Have To Mean No Play

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Home & Family It might not be the “snow days” we remember as kids, but the frigid temps outside are definitely deserving of a “cold day”. Here are some fun ideas to help you keep busy while staying inside where it’s nice and warm. Bake a batch of cookies. Better yet, only bake a few and stash the extra dough in the freezer for a warm treat later. Read a book. Cozy up with a blanket or take a bubble bath and pull out the …

Check On Older Relatives Over The Holidays

Posted on 12/18/2013 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Home & Family Tim Morrissey, Public News Service-WI (12/18/13) MADISON, Wis. – With family visits for the holidays just around the corner, an AARP official says it’s wise to take a moment to assess how elderly relatives are managing the activities of daily living. Sam Wilson, president of AARP-Wisconsin, said it’s never good to put elderly relatives on the defensive with pointed questions. He said it’s best just to observe. “I like to think of it as sort of the three M’s: your …

Julie Lee

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 …