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April 2016 Newsletter
Let's Redefine What it Means to Live and Age
Thanks for joining us in this journey. There are already many signs of change happening in the world — from people like Tina Fey speaking out against ageism in Hollywood, to products like pressure-sensitive wearables that help all of us as we age. But this is just the beginning. We've just launched a book that covers this in more detail, and I recently spoke to Dr. Phil on his show. Follow the conversation on social media, tell us what's important to you and share your age disruptor stories with us.
We're Reading and Watching
Stories from around the web that we've enjoyed in the last weeks.
No Donuts For You! Fake Age Limit Targets Ageism
Every day age discrimination happens behind closed doors. We wanted to see what it would look like if we brought it out into the open. So, we set up a social experiment at a food truck. We disguised an actress as an employee and refused to serve anyone over 40. Watch our hidden cameras, and tell us how you would react.
  Join the conversation on Facebook ››
Tina Fey On Aging In Hollywood
"The greatest challenge for me as an actress is just getting older."
  Read the interview on Town and Country ››
Aging Isn't Just For Old People
UCLA is teaching a course about what it means to get old — physically, emotionally and financially — to their freshmen.
  Read the story on CNN ››
This Month's Tip
First, Take Stock
Take a moment to reflect on the ideas you have about your age (both positive and negative). Grab pen and paper to begin.
On the Book
When AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins turned 50, she resolved to be defined by who she was, not how old she was. Her new book Disrupt Aging shows you how to build a bold new path to create the life you've always wanted.
"  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
"  A brilliant and compelling new look at the future of aging.  "
— Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Director of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Age Lab
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.
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