AARP Segunda Juventud Editor Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard highlights the top stories in the 2004 winter issue.
"We have five special stories that are timely and important to the 50+ Hispanic population," said Zabalúa-Goddard. "We have named ten cities as welcoming to Hispanic families. We also have an interview with Cristina Saralegui, two health-related stores – one about the new Medicare prescription drug benefit and the other on the benefits of exercise-and finally a story about Costa Rica."
Below are story summaries.
Media Queen Cristina Saralegui
After 15 years on the air, does television talk show host Cristina Saralegui worry about running out of topics? Probably not, just as she doesn't worry about running out of things to do. She recently announced a deal with Touchstone Television to star in an English-language sitcom about her life. Somehow, she still finds time to spearhead campaigns, fund associations, and join philanthropic movements in her community.
Top Cities for Hispanics to Live in, Prosper and Retire
Looking for the city of your dreams, where jobs are available, housing is affordable and the schools are great? AARP Segunda Juventud has come up with 10 cities that meet many of criteria considered important to Hispanics. The story takes a holistic approach and looks beyond statistics to get a real sense of the overall quality of life for Hispanics. Five new Hispanic hot spots (Kansas City; Tampa/St. Petersburg; Louisville; Raleigh/Durham; Orlando) and five traditional cities (San Antonio; San Diego; Houston; Las Cruces; Denver) are featured as the best places to call home.
A New Medicare: What the Changes Could Mean for You
For the first time in the 65-year history of Medicare, older Americans will have the opportunity to lower their prescription drug costs through a new voluntary benefit signed into law in December. Hispanics are expected to be among those most helped by the changes to Medicare, which include an interim discount card for lower-priced prescription drugs and subsidies for low-income beneficiaries. Find out how you might benefit.
Costa Rica: The Ultimate Adventure Destination
Ever imagine walking in the clouds? In Cost Rica, it's a popular activity – for those who aren't too busy wandering around the other dramatic natural attractions and participating in numerous activities, including the popular "canopy tour" where visitors tree-hop by rope bridges and overhead cables. Find out why more and more people are flocking to what has been described as a little gem of a country with European, Afro-Caribbean and indigenous roots, plus a long tradition of peace and democracy.
Stretching Our Limits: The Importance of a Daily Exercise Routine
What is one activity that is virtually free and has the potential to dramatically alter the quality of your life? You guessed it, exercise. And what better time to commit to an exercise routine than the new year? Exercise can also lift our spirits and outlook on life, help us rest better and decrease aches and pains. A daily routine will gradually increase our endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.
Meanwhile online at www.aarpsegundajuventud.org, visitors can look at a checklist to determine what city is best for their personal lives. Also on the website is a Spanish language guide to national and state no-call registries that makes it easy for older Hispanics to understand the basic details of no-call programs and helps them to reduce unwanted telemarketing. Readers learn how much it costs to sign up, how long it takes for phone numbers to be added to the registry, how long phone numbers remain on the registry. The guide provides direct links to websites where individuals can sign up for specific no-call registries.
As it celebrates its second anniversary, AARP Segunda Juventud continues to build on its reputation as a trusted and reliable resource for Hispanics. AARP Segunda Juventud is a quarterly, bilingual Spanish/English publication from AARP.
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