— 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 …

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— Saddlebrooke Masters Club Swim Team Competes in Arizona State Masters Swim Club Championship by Rodger Bivens     On April 8th and 9th, 2017, The Saddlebrook Masters Swim Club team competed in the Arizona State Masters Swim Club Championship that was held in Goodyear, Arizona at the YMCA pool.  Some 60 plus men and women competed over the two days in both individual events and relay events.  This meet was perhaps the most important meet of the year, since it …

— Join us for a Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations hosted by the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut on Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 pm. This intergenerational workshop is designed to foster conversations among people of all ages, including professionals, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues. Join together as a community to explore aging from a new perspective. The Jewish Federation of Western CT is hosting in collaboration with AARP and Borrow My Glasses. …

— 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 …

— Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the university’s Office of Continuing Education and Gerontology Program will collaborate with AARP Connecticut for a special Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations on Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. The half-day program – a Careers in Aging Week Event presented with Borrow My Glasses, CT State Department on Aging and NCAAA – will build bridges among professionals, academic institutions, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues and disrupting aging …

— March 17, 2017 – Des Moines ¬– Iowa’s first Disrupt Aging Innovation Challenge drew to a close this week as five finalists presented their business concepts to a panel of judges and audience evaluators. The finalists, who were chosen during the Celebrate Innovation! Week8 at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), competed in a “Shark Tank” style event on Thursday, March 16th at Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community in West Des Moines. Aaron Kolesik, 20, of West Des Moines …

— Innovation Concept Challenge Looking for Ideas to Disrupt Aging  AARP Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community and Aging Resources of Central Iowa have announced a 2017 Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation! Week 8 (CiWeek8). The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge hopes to inspire contestants to think of ways to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and over. Disrupt Aging is an initiative aimed at challenging perceptions of …

— AARP Colorado is looking for people who like to have fun, enjoy exercise, learning new skills and meeting new people. If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider becoming a member of the 2017 AARP Dragon Boat Race Team which will be comprised of  up to 26 people, half men and half women. The Dragon Boat Race and Festival is over a weekend (date for 2017 not yet finalized but will be sometime between mid as end of …

— The movement to “disrupt aging” is gaining steam across the country, but what does it mean? AARP Utah is offering presentations on how people view aging, and ways to confront and dispel stereotypes. Disrupting outdated notions allows us to embrace a new definition of aging, with real possibilities for healthy and happy older adults. AARP Utah volunteers receive training to speak on topics of importance to Utahns 50 and older, and are available across the state to serve Utah’s widely …

— Guest blog by Donna Fedus, Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses   It’s a scene that is replayed across the country – the world really – countless times every day: A person is telling a story to a group of middle-aged or older friends. After one too many asides, the storyteller loses the thread of the story, hesitates for a second and says, “I’m having a senior moment.” Everyone laughs to release the tension. It’s accepted in our culture to …