Disrupt Aging Goes Global
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July 2016 Newsletter
Disrupt Aging Goes Global!
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our growing conversation about how we can all change perceptions about aging. This month, we share with you AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins' appearance at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the global Disrupt Aging movement. That's right: Taking a stand against outdated beliefs and overcoming biases about aging are going worldwide!
Let's continue to inspire each other – with disruptors like Dr. Bill Thomas, who's spreading the word of Disrupt Aging in a rock 'n' roll fashion (literally) – or the millennials who help make the TV show "Grace and Frankie" starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, a hit. Let's celebrate with birthday cards that honor you and the "new middle age" – and not the ageist cards of yesteryear.
We had more than 230,000 entrants for our Own Your Age Sweepstakes – taking the pledge and joining the movement! We look forward to announcing the winner in the coming weeks and sharing this trip of a lifetime with the auspicious Age Disruptor. And, finally, thank you for sharing your stories with us. Keep sending them, and tell us what is important to you, how you challenged ageism and how you continue to break down barriers.
Maryjane Fahey - Disrupt Aging Editor
We're Reading and Watching
Stories from around the web that we've enjoyed in the last weeks.
Dr. Bill Thomas: Spreading the Disrupt Aging Message
Spreading the word for a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging, Dr. Bill Thomas takes his show on the rock 'n' roll road.
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Ageist E-Cards:
It Ain't Funny Anymore
The idea is to CELEBRATE our birthdays! We tracked down some new examples of birthday cards that are a reflection of what IS modern, rather than the tired old stereotypes. Pass it on!

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Sage Tech Wisdom from a Tech-Reluctant Dad
The son's a tech nerd and dad's personal-tech consultant. Despite that, dad's a huge source of wisdom about technology — in surprising ways. Enjoy the pearls we share!
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The Wall Street Journal ››
And Just Why is "Grace and Frankie" a Hit with Millennials?
We know now! How about friendships that beat adversity, older sexy women taking charge of their bodies, and the possibilities of starting over at...70. Bring it on Jane and Lily!

Read the story on The Cut ››
52-year-old Ballerina Celebrates Age in Ad
Tired of seeing twentysomethings in skin-cream ads? Age is the central focus in this TV ad with the former star of American Ballet Theatre, Alessandra Ferri, as she confronts and dances with a hologram of her 19-year-old self. Spectacular.

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The Washington Post ››
This Month's Quote
Muhammad Ali —
Ahead of His Time
Who could have said it better? We were sorry to see the legend go, but we are happy to share his — and our — message: Own your age!
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Keeping Up With Our Chief Age Disruptor
@ Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
The message of the book continues to build, from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — to
Want to see what all the buzz is about? Check out Jo Ann's book Disrupt Aging and add your voice to the conversation about what it means to choose the way YOU want to live and age!
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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