— AARP knows that no one has everything figured out, and that is totally okay. Even if you know what  you want to pursue, it can be difficult to figure out how to actually follow through. That’s why we’re introducing Life Reimagined Checkups, FREE two-hour sessions where we provide valuable tools to help you start the next chapter of your life. We give you access to insightful books,  online activities and programs, lectures, and workshops  that will help you gain the confidence …

— One of AARP New Jersey’s newest volunteers, Jacqueline Robinson worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for the majority of her career. When she was downsized after working at her last company for 27 years, Jackie decided to step out on a limb – she opted to take the retirement package offered to her and start JRR Consulting, Inc., and the division “Retire and Reinvent” (www.retireandreinvent.com). Because Jackie is passionate about helping people become the person they were meant to be, she became …

— Are you ready for your next chapter? Whether you are diving right into to life’s changes, or just putting your toes in the water, Life Reimagined offers tools, experts, activities and support to help you determine what really matters. You’ll hear from AARP Associate State Director Audrey Galloway who explains what the program means, how it works and how to put a plan into action to help you reach your goals and dreams. Learn about how to get to your …

— AARP Nebraska is hosting several Life Reimagined workshops across Nebraska this fall to help people get inspired about their possibilities. AARP brought together top thinkers to create Life Reimagined, an innovative new program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life. “Whether it’s starting a new career, building a new business or living a dream, Life Reimagined can provide real help to anyone looking to reinvent their personal and professional lives,” …

— For Phil Jordan of Whidbey Island, he had to leave the theater behind but the theater never left his blood. Today, he’s directing a major production at the Whidbey Island Center For The Arts. Phil was heavily involved in theater productions in college and shortly after. But then, life got in the way. “It’s a cliche that you’re a starving artist in the theater but that was certainly true in my case,” says Phil. “I felt a need to do …

— Janet Lam-Rogers of Seattle believes in keeping busy. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the Northwest Harvest food bank, a house-builder for Habitat for Humanity and a tax preparer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, the 60 year old spends most of her week helping others. “I think I’m one of those fortunate people who had a very good work life,” said Janet. “But mostly I was doing a lot of planning type work that took a very long …

—   Tom Frei spent 26 years as a rocket scientist, working as a mechanical engineer on projects for the space program and defense industries. But today, he raises lavender at Woodinville Lavender farm. “On vacations, my wife and I saw lavender farms in Washington state, out on the Olympic Peninsula, in the San Juans, and it always resonated with us,” says Tom. “We always went back to ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a business around your hobby or passion?’ …

— Trudy James of Seattle never imagined herself as a filmmaker. She spent her career as a hospital chaplain and worked with AIDS patients for 20 years. But at the age of 75, she decided she had a story to tell and a mission to fulfill. She had been presenting workshops on planning for death and dying and during one of these groups, she met a participant who was a documentary filmmaker. Over coffee, Trudy and her new friend, photographer and …

— We’re excited to offer people a new volunteer opportunity to be trained as a Life Reimagined Guide in their community. Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help people discover their possibilities, prepare for change and make their ideas real – whether focused on work, health, relationships or pursuing their passion. Life Reimagined Guides lead people through Life Reimagined Checkups. A …

— For the third consecutive year, AARP and the Chicago Latino Film Festival have teamed up to feature films for the 50+ population!  This year’s Movies for Grown Ups segment features six films breaking the stereotypes associated with the 50+  showing viewers that age doesn’t matter,  and that adventure, second chances, and fun can happen at any time in our lives! Running from April 9 to April 23, the festival is featuring over a 120 full-length and short films from Latin America, …