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Jan 30, 2024
Exclusives From AARP The Magazine: Robert De Niro on Fatherhood, Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton on How to Stay Fit Over 50, the 2024 Movies for Grownups Award Winners, and Cher on Maintaining Her Youth
Plus: Henry Louis Gates Reveals His Roots; a Guide to Maintaining Financial Security; and Tips for Saving Your Own Life
The February/March 2024 issue of AARP The Magazine.

WASHINGTON—The February/March 2024 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) gives readers a closer look into the lives of their favorite celebrities while revealing some of the biggest trends of 2024.

Beach volleyball legend Gabby Reece and her surfing superstar husband Laird Hamilton grace the back cover of this issue and share their tips and tricks to maintaining a “staying fit” lifestyle in their 50s. This issue’s special section also gives readers the ultimate fitness guide, from pickleball warm-ups to a back-into-shape plan for the spring. Winners in the 23rd Annual Movies for Grownups Awards tell stories about their incredible performances. Cher reveals her secret to growing up gracefully is by simply ignoring her age — and dancing like nobody’s watching at Usher concerts.

Plus: Henry Louis Gates Jr. dives into his roots and tells his life story; a comprehensive guide to managing risk and ensuring financial security; and wisdom for handling different home and health emergencies when no one is around.

In this issue of AARP The Magazine:

Cover Story: Robert De Niro

With a résumé as long and impressive as De Niro’s, any actor can pack up and call themselves fulfilled. However, in reflecting on his recent roles, his attitudes about acting, and his personal journey that now — at 80 years old — includes a newborn daughter, he’s proving that life can constantly be reinvented at any age.

Fitness Made Easy: Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton

Former professional volleyball player Gabby Reece and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton are the ultimate power couple featured on the back cover of ATM’s special fitness section, which includes how the two athletes encourage each other to stay in shape as well as guides to the four foundations of 50+ fitness, the perfect pickleball warm-up and the ultimate back-in-shape plan.

Movies for Grownups 2024

Blockbusters Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Golden Bachelor, Nyad and Killers of the Flower Moon are among this year’s winners of AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards. From Killers winning Best Picture to Rustin’s Colman Domingo winning Best Actor, an unusually large number of this year’s winning films tell true tales of influential moments and people in history.

The A List: Cher

Iconic singer and legendary award winner Cher reveals her mom’s advice on aging: If you don’t pay attention to age, it won’t pay attention to you. The eternally youthful star shares five life lessons she’s learned from her expansive career, from giving into love to the importance of persistence.

The Roots of Henry Louis Gates

Following the release of the 10th season of his PBS celebrity genealogy show Finding Your Roots, acclaimed Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates shares his own story. From his childhood in Piedmont, West Virginia, to testifying for the rap band 2 Live Crew, he reveals how he became the world’s fore-

most scholar of African American literature.



Money risks are inevitable in today’s crazy financial world, but there are many smart ways to reduce their potential impacts. To help, we’ve created a unique four-part plan for reducing money risks. From making investments safer (while still guaranteeing a good return) to avoiding a financial crisis when you’re sick to a primer on “umbrella insurance” to a guide to arguably the biggest money risk of all — your own fears and misconceptions — this guide covers all the bases to help you ensure your financial health.

How to Save Your Own Life

When you live alone, it’s important to know how to handle potential crises. Whether it be a health emergency or someone breaking into your home, health and safety professionals offer insight into the best practices for dealing with dire emergencies.

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