Jun 5, 2017
Inside the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine
In this issue of AARP The Magazine: Steve Martin shares his journey back to stand-up comedy, Americans find out what they should expect at their half-century mark, the power of cross-generational friendships and timeshare scams that are trapping older adults.

WASHINGTON, DCWhat should you expect in your 50s? With retirement years around the corner, splurging on homes, vacations and cars could be a major mistake – but it’s what we most love to do! Welcome to your most critical decade of making smart decisions on finances, health and self. The June/July issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM), includes a special report on what Americans should expect at their half-century mark, highlighting the challenges and opportunities related to wealth, health and happiness.

Also in the new issue, ATM uncovers a twisted time-share scam in an industry already known for unscrupulous sales practices. AARP shares the story of the cunning criminals who raked in $24 million conning more than 80,000 people from their Orlando, Florida, phone center. Finally, in an exclusive cover story interview with ATM, Steve Martin shares his journey back to the comedy stage after a decades-long hiatus and his new found path to happiness.

The June/July issue of ATM also includes fascinating articles about entertainment, money, lifestyle and health. 

Lifestyle:
ATM’s special section on “What to Expect in Your 50s” guides readers through a snapshot of life for Americans at the half-century mark. This section delivers the skinny on how you can navigate the coming years, offering tips ranging from growing your investments to pampering your heart with healthy eating.                                                       

The power of cross-generational friendships comes to life in an ATM special story on age-defying bonds, profiling four pairs of friends who may have never met if it were not for extraordinary circumstances.   Their chronological ages may be decades apart, but their mutual respect, love and passions know no age or restrictions.

Entertainment:
John Mellencamp has been rocking for more than 40 years and swooning fans all across the country with legendary ballads like “Jack & Diane” and “Hurts So Good”. In an interview with ATM, Mellencamp sits down to talk songwriting, aging, and his good and not-so-good habits.

Well before the 2016 presidential election, Selma Hayek was busy at work on her new role as a healer-masseuse who ends up at a wealthy dinner party in Beatriz at Dinner. She shares with ATM why this politically tinged dramatic comedy will resonate with moviegoers living in a divided America. Hayek also details her reclusive method of preparing for her role and her work with director Miguel Arteta. 

Health:
Walking not only has countless proven health benefits, but it’s the perfect way to solve all kinds of everyday life problems. The June/July issue of ATM shows that there are always new ways, and new pleasures, for the world’s most popular form of fitness.

If you haven’t been in the first-aid aisle at the store lately, be prepared for surprises! ATM reveals all the best new remedies for the most common summertime hassles, frim bee stings in the yard to sunburns at the beach.

Personal Finance:
Nearly half of adults say they can’t cover a $400 emergency expense. To help, ATM provides eight easy yet little-known ways to raise funds fast, from tending to a pet to renting out your own car. 

87 percent of recruiters say they use LinkedIn at some point in the hiring process. It gets about 106 million unique visiting members a month, making it the fourth-largest social network in the United States. ATM highlights six ways to supercharge your LinkedIn profile to make it standout to recruiters.  

Scams: 
Buying vacation properties used to be a risky purchase, but now the risk comes when you sell them. ATM shares a special story on how a convicted time share scammer learned his trade, how police brought down one shady operation, and what you should be on the lookout for when selling a time-share.

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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 and older. 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 www.aarp.org/magazine/. Twitter: twitter.com/AARP

About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

For further information: Matthew Lawrence, Rogers & Cowan, 310-854-8168, mlawrence@rogersandcowan.com; Paola Torres, AARP, 202-434-2555, ptorres@aarp.org