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AARP Bulletin November 2023

What we can learn from ‘super agers,’ protecting your home from scammers and how to save big at department stores




The November issue of AARP Bulletin offers readers a slew of the latest news updates and stories — from the rise in programs nationwide that allow residents to pay property taxes via volunteering to saving big bucks at department stores. The following are highlights from this month’s Bulletin:


Cover Story: Inside the brains of super agers

A small percentage of overachievers in their 80s and 90s have the memory, thinking skills and zest for life that people decades younger do … and researchers are determined to find out how and why. What they’re finding is fascinating: a range of physical, mental and spiritual attributes that can add up to extraordinary longevity, resilience and happiness — aging as we all want it to be.


Also in this issue

Fraud Watch: Can a crook steal your entire home?

Stealing everyday items such as a wallet or phone is a threat we all understand, but now thieves are targeting entire homes by finding fraudulent ways to assume control of a property’s deed.

Your Money: Paying property taxes with volunteer hours

Looking for ways to pay your property taxes? Some older homeowners can volunteer for specified tasks in their community and have the value of that work applied to offset their property taxes.

Your Money: Saving more at department stores

There’s a reason some department stores are still healthy and widespread: They’ve learned to adapt to today’s retail world, often by offering a wide range of unique discounts, sales programs, membership opportunities and more.

Your Health: Are you addicted to junk food?

Most of us know the sins of junk food ­— snacks are often fatty, sugary, salty, chemical-filled and low in nutrition. But few realize that those very elements can make junk food addictive, not unlike cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. That means weaning yourself off them is harder than just saying “no more.”


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Past Issues of AARP Bulletin

October 2023

We have a visual guide to fraud, details on the future of Medicare and how vaccinations might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.                            



September 2023

Find out how to recover money lost to fraud, the truth about ministrokes and how older adults are shaking up the country.                                                            



July/August 2023

Learn ‘99 Great Ways to Save,’ plus how to reduce gas mileage and what to do when a loved one gets scammed.                                                                    



June 2023

Learn how to stay safe this summer and tips to calculate how much you’ll really need for your retirement stash.                                          



May 2023

Details about AI crimes on the rise, the changing retail landscape and online health misinformation.                                                             



April 2023

This issue features the 2023 Fraud Survival Guide, the problem with extended warranty offers, and a brain health quiz.                                      



March 2023

Find out how to protect yourself from ‘check washing’ crimes, important health truths and what's next for COVID-19.                                                 



January/February 2023

Lean why heart-related health challenges are on the rise and the best ways to prevent them, plus new tax credits worth pursuing.                          



December 2022

Discover whether to add solar panels to your roof, how to improve the Wi-Fi signal in your home and if it’s time for you to go gluten-free.                          



November 2022

Learn how to stay healthy this winter and how to not fall victim to scammers who try to manipulate your emotions.                                                        



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