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Media Guide to Life@50+

AARP’s National Event & Expo

AARP University Workshops (11:00am – 12:00pm)

  • Be a Writer and Get Published
  • Volunteer Abroad: Explore, Serve, and Learn
  • Rx Drugs: Why Do My Meds Cost So Much
  • Don’t Get Tricked, Treat Yourself to Consumer Tips
  • Find Your Voice: Two Effective Grassroots Strategies
  • The Best Is Yet To Come: Later Life Creativity
  • Scrapbooking: Making Memories
  • Keep in Step with Your Grandchildre
  • Write a Winning Resume and Find Your Next Job Online
  • Cyber Safety: Staying Safe on the Internet
  • Job Hunting After 50: Ace the Interview

AARP University Sessions (11:00am – 12:00pm)

  • Planning for and Protecting Your Retirement — Hedrick Smith, former New York Times Pulitzer-prize winner
  • Tech Talk: Computers, the Internet, and You!
  • AARP California: Programs, Activities & Efforts
  • Cancer: Can Your Diet Make a Difference?
  • Travel Trends and Tips
  • “Home Sweet Home”: Smart Technologies for Aging in Place

AARP Celebrates Movies For Grownups—Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater (11:00pm – 1:00pm)

Lifestyle Sessions (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

  • Comedy, Cubicles and Corporate Life — Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, delivers his unique perspective on work and life.
  • Friendships Keep You Young — Keith Ferrazzi, called one of the world's most "connected" individuals by both Forbes and Inc. magazines, looks at the value of social ties.
  • Importance of Fitness for a Healthy Lifestyle — Billy Blanks first created his martial arts/aerobics hybrid, Tae Bo, in 1975. At Life@50+, he’ll share the benefits of staying in shape.
  • Consumer Reports: “Labs on Tour” — Robert Karpel is a program leader for Consumer Reports’ Appliance Department, having carefully safeguarded consumers for twenty years. Being a professional engineer, not only has he tested appliances and equipment, he has also designed product-testing instruments used by himself and other scientists to test products.

AARP Celebrates Movies For Grownups—Before I Go / Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1:30pm – 3:00pm)

Lifestyle Sessions (2:00pm – 3:00pm)

  • Taking Care of Our Parents — Sonia Manzano, a first-generation American of Latino descent, joined Sesame Street as “Maria” in the 1970s. She later became a writer for the show and juggled her schedule to care for her parents
  • B. Smith’s Recipe For Success — B. Smith knows style whether it’s on the runway, in a restaurant or in the comfort of your home. The former fashion model turned restaurateur, television host, author, entrepreneur and entertainer extraordinaire talks about lifestyle and living.
  • How to be an Effective and Savvy Health Consumer: Making the “Right” Health Decisions to Meet “Your” Individual Needs Sponsored by UnitedHealth Group — Reed Tuckson, M.D. is currently Senior Vice President of Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement at UnitedHealth Group.

AARP University Sessions (2:00pm – 3:00pm)

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