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‘AARP Experience Counts’: A New Newsletter Celebrating the Good in America

Showcasing the inspirational stories of fellow Americans while tapping into the know-how of those living their best lives at every age

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AARP is launching a free twice-monthly e-newsletter called AARP Experience Counts, focusing on the traditions, values and beliefs that have made the American dream a reality for generations of households.

This newsletter is for those with a positive attitude, a fierce independent streak and an understanding that anything is possible when you work to achieve it. The first issue of AARP Experience Counts will be delivered to inboxes on Thursday, April 20, and on the first and third Thursday of each month after that. We want to hear about your experiences, know-how and life hacks.

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When you subscribe, you can read our interview with social scientist Arthur Brooks on the keys to finding happiness during the second half of life. We also take you on a tour of America’s most charming small towns and on a quest to find the world’s funniest joke (we’re starting with Bob Hope!). Plus, we reveal the life lessons actor Roma Downey lives by. And that’s only the beginning.

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The senior editor of AARP Experience Counts is Sharon Kehnemui, a longtime journalist and former senior politics editor at Kehnemui later served as managing director of digital communications at the American Enterprise Institute.

AARP Experience Counts will offer insights and reflections into what has made America great and how millions of Americans are carrying that dream forward,” said Kehnemui, who is based in Baltimore. “I am excited to be on the ground floor during the launch of AARP Experience Counts, and I believe that readers will find inspiration and fortitude alongside like-minded Americans.”

Shelley Emling, executive editor, specialized content, shared: “There’s so much negativity all around us. Our aim is to focus on the good in America and in our fellow Americans. We will shine a spotlight on the positive, inspiring an audience of 50-plus readers through rich storytelling. After all, experience — our collective experience — really does count.”

Join us twice a month and look at the past to help you create a brighter future.

For more stories celebrating what's good in America, subscribe to the Experience Counts newsletter by clicking here.

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