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Event Details


Sept. 20-22, 2012

New Orleans Morial

Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130



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2012 Life@50+

If you didn't make it to New Orleans, here are some of the highlights of the 2012 Life@50+ National Event & Expo:

repairing house, AARP Life@50+ Volunteer Day

In 2012, AARP introduced a large-scale voluntourism project to Life@50+. This was an extraordinary event allowing volunteers to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer while sharing the experience of leaving a lasting legacy in this wonderful city.

Learn more and watch what happened as Life@50+ volunteers spread out across New Orleans to lend a helping hand.

Sessions & Speakers

The AARP Life@50+ National Event and Expo showcases everything AARP does through engaging, educational sessions.

See all the speakers who appeared and learn more about the sessions presented in New Orleans.

AARP Members Ask the Candidates

On Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, AARP welcomed President Barack Obama via live satellite and Chairman Paul Ryan in-person to address AARP members at Life@50+ in New Orleans.

Learn more and join an online discussion about the Obama and Ryan speeches at Life@50+.


* You must be an AARP member to watch the videos of the addresses delivered by President Obama and Chairman Ryan at Life@50+ in New Orleans.

Movies for Grownups Film Festival

The stars were out and there was lots of excitement at the 2012 Life@50+ Movies for Grownups® Film Festival:

Parental Guidance

Billy Wows the Crowd!

Billy Crystal, along with other members of the cast, was a smash as he introduced the exclusive screening of Parental Guidance. Read

Judi Dench as “Evelyn” and Celia Imrie as “Madge” in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.

Tea Is Served

British high tea welcomed Life@50+ attendees for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel screening. Read

Featured Group

AARP Real Possibilities Presents Ideas@50+ Logo

Connect with Attendees

AARP has a variety of engaging sessions and exciting activities planned for the 2014 Ideas@50+ event in San Diego. Discuss

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