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Inside the December Issue of the AARP Bulletin

December Bulletin cover 2014

Looking ahead to 2015; toast to the future of social security and medicare; George W. Bush talks about the lessons he learned from dad; top 10 most dangerour cities for pedestrians; special safety report on top hazards for seniors; & more


Looking Ahead to 2015: With the year soon coming to an end, the December issue of AARP Bulletin takes a look at what’s next for 2015. Be sure to look for your edition--inside is a 7-page guide with featured trends in health and wellness, technology, fitness, work and money, fashion, jobs, travel and more. (Page 19)


  • Jim Cramer’s stock picks: Stock-market headwinds aside, in­cluding the probability of rising in­terest rates and potential geopolitical unrest, AARP Bulletin highlights Jim’s favorite sector-and-stock themes for the coming years. (Page 22)
  • Dr. Francis Collins on possible biomedical breakthroughs in 2015: From brain health to cancer treatments to promising new vaccines. (Page 19)
  • Tech expert, David Pogue on next year’s tech innovations: In this issue of AARP Bulletin find out about the explosion of home products connected to the internet, the revolution of health monitoring with wearable tech and smarter smartphones. (Page 23) 
  • Jane Bryant Quinn on Market and Rate Swings: AARP Bulletin personal finance columnist delves into what Americans should and shouldn’t be worried about as New Year stories hit about interest rates and stock market predictions. (Page 23)
  • Scam Alert columnist Sid Kirchheimer on Medical ID Theft: As the government continues to push for digital medical records, Kirchheimer provides insight on what you should know to keep scammers at bay in this issue of AARP Bulletin. (Page 22)


Jo Ann Jenkins Toasts to the Future: As the last of the Baby Boomers turned 50 in 2014, next year will mark the first of the Generation Xers to celebrate the 50 th birthday milestone in 2015. 2015 also marks the 50 th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act as well as the 80 th anniversary of Social Security. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins acknowledges these celebrations in this month’s issue of AARP Bulletin and shines a spotlight on the need for these programs to remain strong for both current and future generations. (Page 34)


A Conversation with George W. Bush: The former president talks to AARP Bulletin about his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father, the lessons he learned from George H.W. Bush, the 41 st President, and his blind date with Tricia Nixon. (Page 6)


Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians: Every two hours, a pedestrian in America dies in a traffic accident. Accounting for 21 percent of these deaths are seniors aged 65 and older. The December issue of AARP Bulletin ranks the top 10 most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians alongside a special report that details what the threats are and solutions on how to alleviate these perils. (Page 12)


Special Safety Report: While people 65 and older make up only 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for nearly 65 percent of all fatalities associated with products under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s jurisdiction. From bedding and ladders to appliances and electrical fixtures, this month’s issue of AARP Bulletin takes a look at the top hazards for seniors to avoid and the CPSC’s new Senior Safety Initiative. (Page 8)


Wanda Sykes and Her Many Mistaken Identities: In this issue of AARP Bulletin, Wanda Sykes shares a few run-ins with enthusiastic fans who were convinced she was another one of their celebrity favorites. Wanda has heard it all – from Florence from The Jeffersons, Willona from Good Times, to even famed singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz (Page 42).


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