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October 13, 2011
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Another Great Reason to Meet at the Mall: Pampering and Planning
AARP Teams Up with Tanger Outlets to Deliver Complimentary Retirement Planning Events with a Spa Flourish
-- AARP to offer free “Me & My Life Makeover” parties at various Tanger Outlet locations --
Washington, D.C. – AARP today announced a fun and fabulous educational program with Tanger Outlet shopping centers. This program is aimed at helping women learn about the importance of planning for long-term care.
“Women traditionally care for everyone else before they get around to themselves,” said Cassandra Oshinnaiye, Manager of the AARP Decide. Create. Share. campaign, which helps boomer women plan for their retirement years. “With our Me & My Life Makeover events we hope to help women move themselves and their plans for the future farther up the priority list. And with Tanger Outlets’ support, we will reach hundreds of women in an unexpected place and in a way that is fun and engaging.”
Set in Tanger Outlets’ retail environments, the events will feature celebrity guests, makeup styling, fun photo-ops, games, prizes, refreshments and lots of giveaways. During the five-hour event, AARP will host informational sessions with attendees, offering the opportunity for women to truly makeover their life by learning about the benefits of planning ahead for their long-term care needs. Leeza Gibbons, caregiving advocate and host of AARP’s TV show “My Generation” (on PBS stations), will appear at the outlet in Branson, MO at the Me & My Life Makeover event to talk about her experience as a caregiver and its effect on her plans for her own future. At the Riverhead, NY, event, best-selling author and Good Morning America contributor Lee Woodruff will share insights from her life and from caring for her husband ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff after his life-changing injury covering the Iraq war. At the Rehoboth, DE event, 2Boomer Babes, Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline, the Delmarva-based NPR talk radio hosts, will share their personal stories of the highs and lows of being part of the sandwich generation and caring for kids and older parents.
Women are an especially important audience for advice on future planning as they statistically outlive their male partners by an average of five years. More than two-thirds of all Americans over 65 will need some kind of long term care. Staff and resource experts from AARP and other organizations will be on hand to answer individual questions and offer up various practical planning tools and resources.
Carrie Geldner, Senior Vice President, Tanger Outlets, said, “For years, Tanger has worked to empower women through efforts including our signature PINKStyle program, which has raised more than $10 million dollars for breast cancer research. We are pleased now to add to that record our support of AARP’s efforts to educate women about the critical need to plan ahead for their retirement years.”
The Me & My Life Makeover events will take place Saturday, October 29 in Branson, Missouri; Friday, November 4 in Riverhead, New York; and Saturday, November 12 in Rehoboth, Delaware. The events are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.aarp.org/decide and www.tangeroutlet.com/aarp.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE:SKT) is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 38 upscale outlet shopping centers in 25 states coast-to-coast, totaling approximately 11.7 million square feet leased to over 2,300 stores that are operated by more than 390 different brand name companies. More than 175 million shoppers visit Tanger Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4 TANGER or visit the company’s web site at www.tangeroutlet.com.