— AARP’s Disrupt Aging movement is a call to shape the future of aging by embracing the second act of your life. It is an initiative designed to challenge outdated, limiting beliefs about aging and to spark new solutions so that older adults can achieve Real Possibilities.           Aging is a mindset. Everyone is aging every day and how we age in the 21st century has drastically improved. People are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives …

— Gayle Novak entered her first-ever pageant in May and was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior. She entered her second pageant in October and was crowned Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City, N.J. on October 18. “There is no third pageant,” said Novak, who competed with 38 other contestants 60 and older in the categories of interview, evening gown, philosophy of life and talent. As she did in the Colorado competition, Novak wowed the audience and the judges with her dynamic performance …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …

— They are often the forgotten people in war, but never in its remembrance – the wives and families of those fallen in military service. Since its founding in 1945 at the end of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, the wives of those who died in combat, has been providing emotional and practical support to those families. Now Gold Star Wives are reaching out to help honor and acknowledge another often forgotten military contingent, veterans of the Vietnam …

— AARP Oklahoma presented a $3,000 honorary grant check today to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program. The $3,000 grant from AARP Oklahoma will fund 12 internet hotspots that are available in public libraries in three rural Oklahoma communities: Davis, Atoka and Marietta. The grant will also fund data services for three devices that OSU previously placed in the Okemah Public Library. The hotspots are …

— By Celina Grimes Drawn to the welcoming theater scene in Minneapolis, Alison Edwards is reshaping the perceptions of older women in theater one play at a time. Co-founding PRIME Productions, a theater company with Elena Giannetti and Shelli Place, these ladies were tired of the stereotyped roles written about women over the age of 50. Having passion and knowledge on the theater industry and drive to change the scene, these three women are making women’s voices within the Twin Cities …

— AARP New York invites members and guests to the screening of Angel in the City, at the New York Latino Film Festival on August 25th The Angel in the City video takes viewers on a ride of discovery and empowerment from local and world-renowned legends. In this debut, host Angel De Leon travels on his motorcycle and sends the audience on a journey through the Bronx with segments featuring Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, B-boy legend and president of the Rock …

— In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in North Carolina.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities with the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open …

— Improve the Way You Network and Interview Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you need assistance in preparing for an upcoming interview? If you are interested in improving your networking or interview skills, then join us June 29th at 1:00 p.m. for: Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills! Refresh your professional image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network Create a winning “elevator pitch” Learn tips to ace your interview Click the “Register” …

— Gayle Novak, Denver area restaurateur, fund-raiser, wife, mother of six and grandmother of 13 is the 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America. Novak was one of a dozen talented contestants in the 24th Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The pageant celebrates women in the “age of elegance,” 60 and above, who capture the joy of living and the disruption of aging. This year’s oldest contestant is a youthful 92. Contestants compete in …