AARP will bring its annual Life@50+ AARP’s National Event & Expo to Anaheim, October 26-28, 2006. This national event for AARP members, friends and their families will have something for everyone with three unforgettable days and nights filled with non-stop activity, fun, and excitement at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Over 25,000 AARP members from all over the United States are expected to flock to the popular destination to participate in this unique expo and entertainment weekend to experience top-notch entertainment, interactive exhibits; and lifestyle, education and feature sessions with noted experts and celebrities. This national event will feature politicians, entertainers, exhibits, lectures, and health and fitness activities. Come to hear—widely acknowledged as today’s preeminent NFL studio personality Terry Bradshaw, award winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, legendary evening news anchor Dan Rather, famed movie star Raquel Welch, musician, actress, and entrepreneur Queen Latifah speaking with one of the greatest voices of contemporary literature, Maya Angelou, and many more. Take in concerts featuring headline entertainers Elton John, Bill Cosby, and Jose Feliciano.
Daily highlights will include AARP University, lifestyle and feature sessions presenting dozens of celebrities and experts who will offer insights, entertainment and expertise on everything from TV sports to finding love after 50; a celebration of movies for grownups; and morning fitness sessions with Tae Bo guru Billy Blanks and fitness celebrity Denise Austin.
There will also be an extensive interactive exhibition floor with over 350 exhibiting companies featuring new and future technologies, travel and leisure destinations, and a host of other products and services—all under one roof! There will be music, fitness, and fun for all.
Thursday, October 26
AARP will open the festivities with Dan Rather captivating everyone with his authority, experience, and perspective that he offers on world events. Also featured will be a welcome from the Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The doors will open with more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space with something for everyone. Lifestyle sessions will begin with comedian Carl Reiner kicking off AARP Celebrates Movies for Grownups sessions; Finding Love after 50 with Orange County Register columnist Tom Blake; and Daniel Luce, Corporate Manager of Pharmacy Affairs with the Walgreen Company will discuss Getting the Most Out of Your Relationship with Your Local Pharmacist. The afternoon feature session will take place with admired actress Raquel Welch. Opening day will end with a "Welcome to Southern California" party featuring the music of Papa Doo Run Run. Evening entertainment will introduce AARP Studio 50+ Nightclubs featuring three distinctive locations, sounds, and bands including Splash, Motor City Magic, and Latin Fusion.
Friday, October 27