Nov 29, 2022
Exclusives From AARP The Magazine: Geena Davis On The Need For Female Presidents, Donna Mills’ Secrets To Success And Staying Young, Helen Mirren On Making Shirts For Her Boyfriends, And The Dangers Of Ageism In The Justice System
Plus: A Look Into the Moments That Transformed the Lives of Your Favorite Celebrities, A Complete Guide to Maintaining Bone Health, and New Products Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier
Helen Mirren is AARP The Magazine's December/January cover star.

WASHINGTON – This holiday season, the December 2022/January 2021 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) gives readers the keys to remaining youthful and advice on grabbing life by the reins regardless of your age. Cover star and legendary, multi award-winning actress Helen Mirren dives into her love for the American West and her habit of making handmake shirts for her boyfriends – including Liam Neeson. Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis expresses her passions for archery and the fight for gender equality. Emmy Award-winning actress Donna Mills offers life and career advice on 8 things that have kept her youthful and successful into her 80s. An inside look into the shocking murders of over 20 elderly women in Texas and how ageism led to investigators turning a dismissive blind eye. Celebrities including Ralph Macchio, Jenifer Lewis, and Ice-T reveal the moments that changed their lives. A guide to ensuring your bones remain strong and healthy and the warning signals you should look out for.


Plus, a list of new products and the latest technology everyone needs to make life a little bit easier.


In this issue of AARP The Magazine:


Cover Story: Helen Mirren

AARP The Magazine caught up with Emmy-, Tony-, and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren ahead of her upcoming Western TV series with Harrison Ford 1923, premiering December 18, 2022 on Paramount+. She discusses her love for America, finally having her own action figure, and the many skills she has developed throughout her expansive career like making her own clothing – and making shirts for all her boyfriends.


“What I Know Now” with Geena Davis

Emmy Award-winning actress Geena Davis weighs in on the need for female presidents and better gender representation in media as well as her love for archery.


The A List – Donna Mills

Emmy Award-winning actress Donna Mills looks ahead while sharing 8 pieces of advice she has used throughout her career to keep life exciting, such as taking risks, keeping up with friends, and maintaining an active lifestyle.


The Texas Elder Murders

The murders of nearly two dozen elderly women in Texas were initially written off as “death by natural causes.” Years later, it is discovered that ageism might be the reason why police and medical examiners failed to investigate the murders despite mountains of evidence.


The Moment That Changed My Life

Ralph Macchio talks about his career-making audition for “The Karate Kid”, Jenifer Lewis shares the shocking moment she discovered her boyfriend was a conman, Ice-T tells the moment he realized he needed to turn his life around after finding fame, and more from memoirs of your favorite celebs.


Protect Your Bones

Get ahead of your bone health by looking out for important warning signs and following this complete guide to keeping yourself strong and listening to your body.


Life Made Easier

Check out this list of the newest innovations in technology that will make your life easier, including home security cameras, pain relieving compression sleeves, AirTags to keep track of your belongings, and more.


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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.