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Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins

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Disrupt Aging Is Available Nationwide from Retail and Online Booksellers


ARLINGTON_ In her personal and thought-provoking book, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins inspires us to seize the opportunities that longer lives give us and to embrace aging as something to look forward to, not something to fear.  

Share an evening with AARP’s engaging and spirited CEO as she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last.  In Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, Jenkins offers the generational call to action we’ve all been waiting for. 

Through a powerful and engaging narrative, Jenkins examines the need to shatter negative stereotypes related to aging and to spark new solutions so more people can choose how they want to live and age.


“The way people are aging is changing – mostly for the better –but negative attitudes about people over a certain age are alive and well,” Jenkins said. “ Disrupt Aging is the rallying cry of an emerging movement to change that.”


Beautifully written, full of humor and inspiration, and powerfully argued, this book offers the definitive map for making the most of the longevity revolution, as individuals and as a nation.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Auditorium at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201

Copies of "Disrupt Aging" will be available for purchase and signing by the author at the event.   Advance registration is not required, but seating is first-come, first-served.

Check out Jenkins talking about her book on the Dr. Phil Show.



Published by New York-based publishing house Public Affairs, the book is available at booksellers nationwide.


In Disrupt Aging Jenkins asserts that, as life expectancy increases, potential is not limited by age. Instead, she argues just the opposite—that age and experience can expand life’s possibilities for every member of society. Disrupt Aging is available for order now.


All of AARP’s proceeds from Disrupt Aging book sales support the charitable work of AARP Foundation.


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About the Author

Jo Ann Jenkins is the chief executive officer of AARP. Previously, she served as its COO and, before that, president of AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity. Before joining AARP, she was the COO of the Library of Congress. She has received the Library of Congress Distinguished Service Award and in 2015 was named Influencer of the Year by the NonProfit Times.


About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.


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