Dec 6, 2016
Inside the December/January Issue of AARP The Magazine
Cover Interview: The Vital, Feisty and Sexy Helen Mirren Is Put To the Test, Discusses Marriage, Aging and Her Brilliant Career on Stage and Screen
Entertainment: Annette Bening, Harry Connick Jr., and Bruce Springsteen Discuss Their Careers, Legacies and Life Adventures
Rock 'n' Roll Recovery: Ways to Undo the Health Sins of Your Youth
Police Under Pressure: Five Multigenerational Families of Cops Speak Out About How Policing Has Changed
To Insure…or Not? What You Need to Protect, Everything From Kitties to Computers
Money Saver: The Bank of Mom and Dad, Should you Open the ATM?
Healthy You: Fast Fixes for What Ails You
A peek inside the latest issue of AARP The Magazine, with web exclusives, can be found at

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), readers will enjoy an exclusive cover interview with stage and screen actress Helen Mirren. Mirren gives us a provocative look into the mind and life of one of Hollywood's most versatile and daring performers. Known for unabashedly speaking her mind, Mirren shares some of the grittiest details of her life—from growing up poor in post-World War II London, to traveling across America, to why she changed her mind and got married, to the challenges of working as a film actor in her 70s. 

Helen Mirren on the Cover of AARP The Magazine Dec/Jan Issue

The December/January issue of AARP The Magazine also includes an array of fascinating articles about entertainment, money, and health.

Entertainment – Read exclusive celebrity interviews from top entertainers in music, film and television.

  • What I Know Now: The Boss, Bruce Springsteen breaks down his new memoir, his path to mental health and his family ties.   
  • My Defining Moment: Musician, David Crosby discusses his stint in prison, drug abuse and his life reimagined. 
  • A Mother's Tale: Annette Bening, actress and wife of Warren Beatty, discusses her role in 20th Century Woman and how she relates to her fictional character, Dorothea Fields.


  • Undo the Damage (of your ROCK 'N' ROLL Years): Sleep deprivation, hearing loss and extra weight are all things we see as we age. However, these may also be the effects of hard partying during those Rock 'N' Roll years. The December/January issue of AARP The Magazine gives the best ways to assess the damage in 8 key areas—and how to make your big comeback. 
  • Healthy YouThe holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. Add to that the daily stresses of shuttling between work and family; we are often left forgetting about taking care of ourselves and our health. This month, AARP The Magazine provides fast fixes for what ails you, like enjoying a piece of dark chocolate to prevent diabetes or banishing your pet from the bedroom to prevent sleep deprivation. You will have what it takes to get through the busiest time of year with a healthy and clear mind.


  • Families Behind the Badge: As relations between police and the public hit new lows, five multigenerational families of cops talk about how policing has changed…and how it remains the same. In the December/January issue of AARP The Magazine, these families talk about the peril and pride of their jobs.


  • Money Saver: 3 out of every 5 parents of adult children step in to help them out financially.  AARP The Magazine helps parents analyze 7 scenarios that can help them make sound financial decisions before opening up their wallets.
  • Protecting Your Assets: We are often faced with the question of whether to go for that extra insurance for some of our most prized possessions. The December/January issue of AARP The Magazine helps make emotional decisions like buying pet insurance, extended warranties on your new devices, or travel insurance easier. 

About AARP The Magazine
With more than 37 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world's largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more at Twitter:

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' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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