—         New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Arkansas today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans—a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across Arkansas and nationwide. With a new AARP …

— A birthday card on her 50th birthday was an epiphany for AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “Welcome to the ‘Over the Hill Gang,’” it said. “I didn’t feel old. I wasn’t over the hill; I was on top of the mountain,” she wrote in her book, “Disrupt Aging.” That card inspired her to write her book and start a movement. Jenkins will be speaking about “Disrupt Aging” at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. at …

— By Kathleen Connell Originally published in RI Prime Time magazine You hear it all the time: “Retire? Me? I don’t think so.” These days, many people’s retirement financial plan is to work (and save) as long as possible – way past 65 and many have no real intention of stopping in their 70s if their job or the work they do allow. However, people do retire. And here’s what we hear from them: “I’m busier in retirement that when I …

— 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 …

— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the Social Security Trustees report released today: “The Social Security Trustees report comes this year at an opportune time to remind us that Americans want to live independently as we age, so as we watch parades, and fireworks and wave our flags during upcoming July 4th celebrations, we also have an opportunity to ask candidates running for office what they would do to update the popular icon of …