Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on 9-11. Volunteer today


AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy


The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More


Military and Veterans Discount



AARP Games - Play Now!


Learn From the Experts

Sign up now for an upcoming webinar or find materials from a past session.


Planning for Long-Term Care for Dummies

Get expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs.

Learning centers

Get smart strategies for managing health conditions.



Heart Disease


Most Popular


Henry Winkler's Many New Roles

'The Fonz' fills us in on his volunteer work for stroke victims, plus his new movie, play and book

symptom checker tool

Symptom Checker

Enter your health symptoms to find out possible causes and treatments.

Q. How was working with Salma Hayek on Here Comes the Boom?

A. She is game for anything. She is articulate. She is so smart. This little girl is powerful, I mean in the true sense of the word. Funny, and a great mom. Her daughter came to visit, all the time.

Q. You've reinvented yourself as an actor. Do you have some advice for people over 50 who want to reinvent themselves?

A. It is so easy to second-guess yourself. It is so easy to say: "Well, they don't want me. Well, it's too late in the game." The actual fact is that might be true, but it is not true everywhere. You are mercury and you make yourself small enough to fit in that opening when it presents itself. If that were not true, I would not be sitting here now. I was told I would never achieve. [Winkler has dyslexia, and his series of children's books — cowritten with Lin Oliver — features a dyslexic hero, Hank Zipper.]

You don't know what greatness you have inside you until you get off the mat and try, which is the theme of my life, the theme of the books we write and the theme of the movie we just did.

Q. At AARP we talk about the health benefits of long, happy relationshipsmarriage is a health benefit, especially for men. You've been happily married for 34 years. Can you tell us your secret?

A. I think the center of a relationship is not the heart, it's not the head. It is the ear. It doesn't matter how you mean it. It matters how it lands. Listening is a lost art and listening is the beginning and the end of a relationship. And good abs and a nice tush is not bad. [Laughing] Nah. I have abs, but you need an X-ray to find them. They're way deep down, but they're there.

You May Also Like

Belly Fat: Why it's dangerous and how to lose it.

Family caregiving: Easy? Think again.

Quiz: How Healthy is Your Marriage?

Go to the AARP home page for tips on keeping healthy and sharp

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Video Extra

Learn what acclaimed actor Henry Winkler is doing to improve the lives of stroke patients through the Open Arms Campaign.


Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Walgreens 1 discount membership aarp

Members can earn 50 points per $1 spent on select health & wellness products at Walgreens.

member benefit aarp hear usa

Members save 15% on easy listening devices and more at the HearUSA Hearing Shop.

Eye Med 4 Membership Benefit AARP Discount

Members save up to 60% on eye exams and 30% on glasses at Target Optical.

Membership Benefits Discounts Email Genius

Brain boost? Get AARP email for access to memory exercises & more that help you focus.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points