Oct 8, 2015
In the October/November Issue of AARP The Magazine
Tom Selleck Has Made a Career That’s Built to Last Photo Essay: A Day in the Life of the American Caregiver AARP Launches Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers Contest 50 Ways to Stay Healthy and Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity Trips of a Lifetime – How to Fulfill Your Dreams and Adapt to Other Cultures Are You and Your Spouse Fighting About Money? – Learn to Make Peace Legendary Chef Jacques Pepin Talks About the Art of the Meal

WASHINGTON, DC  In the October/November 2015 issue of AARP The Magazine, readers at home and online will enjoy an Exclusive Celebrity Cover Interview with Actor Tom Selleck, star of the CBS hit series Blue Bloods. Selleck reveals his indirect path to success in Hollywood, and how he stays grounded by living out of the spotlight on his working ranch in California. He also talks about how he shaped his character on Magnum P.I. to become the first role to portray a Vietnam Veteran in a positive way.

A Day in the Life of The American CaregiverAARP The Magazine’s photo essay highlights the lives of eight caregivers assisting adult children, brothers and sisters, parents, friends and neighbors who are ill or disabled. In the photo essay, readers will meet caregivers who are providing ongoing care for loved ones facing Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, catastrophic accidents, dementia, Down syndrome, stroke, war injuries and other health crises. The total value of this home care, if someone was hired to perform it, would total nearly $470 billion nationally, which is more than the total Medicaid spending in 2013 ($449 billion).  Yet all of these caregivers are part of the 17 percent of the U.S. population (about 40 million Americans) who care for an adult on an unpaid basis, often while facing a steep caregiving learning curve and holding down full-time jobs. AARP offers many resources for both new and experienced caregivers alike at www.aarp.org/caregiving.

More on Caregiving: On October 15, AARP is launching the Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers contest. Caregivers need plenty of support to keep doing the important work of caring for relatives, friends and neighbors.  AARP hopes that by encouraging people to show family caregivers small signs of support, these caregivers—many of them overwhelmed—will be freed up to spend more time with loved ones they care for, or even just to spend some downtime relaxing and rejuvenating. Show caregivers your support by engaging in a Random Act of Kindness today.  For some suggestions about helpful acts of kindness, and also to submit your good deeds and ideas, go to www.aarp.org/caregiverkindness

Health: Learn about some of the most threatening health conditions to people 50-plus as they age  —cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity—as well as tips that are specific to both men’s and women’s health. Covering everything from better food choices, ways to increase physical activity and symptoms that could indicate a serious health condition, these 50 tips are easy to follow and incorporate into your daily routine. Like Tip Number 50: a cold beer can be refreshing and a good source of orthosilicic acid that is important for bone formation.

TravelFour writers describe the trips abroad that transformed their lives. From a long deferred dream of living in Paris, traveling to India to pursue enlightenment and yoga, and moving in with a family in the Dominican Republic, these travelers have learned to be comfortable in a second culture and explore new horizons later in life.

Money and Personal FinanceHarris Poll research shows that the number of money–related fights that couples have increased with age. Key areas of dispute include how much to save for retirement, how to reward themselves once retired, supporting adult children, how and where to invest, and estate planning—who gets what in the will. Two team-building steps toward financial harmony feature advice about how to focus on the future vs. the past, and balancing power and financial responsibility between couples.

FoodJacques Pepin, celebrity chef, author of 25 cookbooks and French Navy veteran, talks about his love of cooking and painting and how the two complement each other in his work. Pepin also shares a delicious Caramelized Pear Custard recipe to make at home.

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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 at www.aarp.org.

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