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Disrupt Aging: The Book

A bold new path to living your best life at every age

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A book for anyone who wants to live a life of possibility, connection, and growth

We've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines: "50 is the new 30!" "60 is the new 40!" AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is (the new) 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.

In her national bestselling book, Disrupt Aging, Jo Ann Jenkins suggests it’s time to redefine what it means to get older. She encourages us to re-think the negative stories we tell ourselves and each other about aging. The book chronicles Jo Ann’s journey as well as those of other fearless individuals working to change what it means to age in America.

Disrupt Aging shows us how to embrace opportunity and change the way society looks at getting older. In her highly focused but down-to-earth personal style, Jo Ann provides readers practical, hands-on advice on a broad range of key issues, including:

  • Taking Control of Your Health
  • Choosing Where You Live
  • Making Your Money Last
  • Putting Your Experience to Work

Our ability to live longer, healthier lives is one of our greatest achievements  it's time we treat it as such. This book will show readers how.

Interested in leading a DisruptAging book club discussion? Download the discussion guide here.

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Praise for Disrupt Aging

“Jo Ann Jenkins’s Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest.”

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org


“Jo Ann Jenkins doesn’t just challenge the stereotypes of aging, she reduces them to rubble, showing that our later years can be just as productive, meaningful, and purposeful as our primary working years. Disrupt Aging is for anyone who insists on living a life of connection, engagement, expansion, and possibility—at any age.”

Arianna Huffington, cofounder, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group


 “Jo Ann Jenkins believes that age and experience can expand life’s possibilities for all of us. In this personal and thought-provoking book, she inspires us to seize the opportunities that longer lives give us and to embrace aging as something to look forward to, not something to fear.”

Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion


“In Disrupt Aging, Jo Ann Jenkins lays out a game plan for living your best life regardless of your age.”

Dan Marino, former NFL Quarterback


“In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins offers the generational call to action we’ve been waiting for. Beautifully written, full of humor and inspiration, and powerfully argued, this book offers the definitive map for making the most of the longevity revolution, as individuals and as a nation.”

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of and author of The Big Shift

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AARP CEO and “Disrupt Aging” author Jo Ann Jenkins challenges people to change the conversation about aging and embrace what it means to grow older during her recent appearance on the Dr. Phil show.

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Buy the book:

Disrupt Aging is now available for online order.

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100% of AARP's royalties from Disrupt Aging book sales support the charitable work of AARP Foundation. Author Jo Ann Jenkins receives no payment or profit from Disrupt Aging book sales. AARP Foundation helps struggling people 50 and older transform their lives through programs that focus on functional and affordable housing, adequate and nutritious food, steady income and strong social bonds.


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