Jun 1, 2015
Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Life After Loss; Online Dating Scams; Men and Women Who Defy the Limits of Aging; 2015 Summer Survival Guide; Top Four Consumer Complaints; Mavens of Murder; And More
Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine and Online with Web Exclusives at www.aarp.org/magazine

WASHINGTON, DC— Melissa Rivers Still Smiles Despite Her Tears: Before the unexpected death of her mother last September, Melissa and Joan Rivers were Hollywood’s most well-known mother-daughter tag team. In a revealing, intimate interview with AARP The Magazine, Rivers reminisces about the cherished memories she and her mother created and provides insight on what her life looks like now without her best friend and creative confidante. (Page 39)

Online Dating Scams and Why Older Americans are the New Target: According to the FBI, in just the last six months of 2014, Americans lost over $82 million to online-dating fraud. In this issue of AARP The Magazine, the AARP Fraud Watch Network shares the story of Amy* (name changed to protect her identity) who lost over $300,000 in the course of three months to an online scammer who posed as a potential love interest. In an effort to take action against this kind of fraud, the AARP Fraud Watch Networkis urging online dating sites to step up and protect their users from these scammers. (Page 47)

Everyday Americans Who Defy the Limits of Aging: With new advances in medical science and the increased determination of the aging Baby Boomer population, the pursuits and possibilities for the 50-plus are endless. This issue of AARP The Magazine takes a look at the many astonishing ways—including everything from drag racing to becoming a fashion model— in which older Americans are disrupting stereotypes of aging and retirement. (Page 30)

Kicking Scammers, Schemers, and Scoundrels to the Curb: Solving nearly 27,000 consumer complaints and recouping almost $5 million over the last eight years for AARP members, AARP Consumer Advocate Ron Burley shares the top four problems most upsetting to consumers and offers his best advice to combat those situations in this issue of AARP The Magazine. (Page 26)

Stay Safe with AARP’s 2015 Summer Survival Guide: With hotter temperatures and more opportunities to enjoy the fresh air, summer fun can often be spoiled by unforeseen dangers, from snakebites to stinging jellyfish to a scorching hot beach. Now AARP The Magazine offers a summer survival guide with tips on how to enjoy sun and fun safely this year. (Page 16)

Lessons from Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, longtime pals and newly cast co-stars on Netflix’s new series, Grace and Frankie, discuss the things they’ve learned through the years—like Jane Fonda’s Vietnam regret and Lily Tomlin’s takeaway on love and relationships. (Page 14)

Modern Mavens of Murder: This issue of AARP The Magazine profiles six murder mystery authors—including the “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark, and Janet Evanovich, aka “Jersey Girl”—who have slayed the bookshelves with their gripping tales of death, deception, and hair-raising horror.” (Page 54)

Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling: With best-selling author J.K. Rowling turning the big 5-Oh on July 31st, the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine celebrates her success and wishes the spellbinding scribe a very special happy birthday. (Page 72)

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About AARP AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more atwww.aarp.org.​

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