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Staying Fit, Healthy Living Tips and Caregiving Top Lists of Activities and Exhibits at AARP’s Annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo

August 28, 2008

To: HEALTH EDITORS

Contact: Jim Dau, +1-202-434-2560, jdau@aarp.org, or Michelle Alvarez, +1-202-434-2555, malvarez@aarp.org, both of AARP

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 25,000 AARP members from across the U.S. will attend AARP’s annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Washington, D.C., which will feature hundreds of exhibits, including workshops with renowned experts and demonstrations that promote fitness including a morning workout class with tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Meet fitness trainer Bob Harper from the television series “The Biggest Loser” and be inspired by his philosophy on getting fit. From advice on how to remain healthy to information on newer coverage options in Medicare, AARP’s Life@50+ National Event & Expo has the answers to health care as you age.

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Highlights of Health & Fitness Workshops:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

Navigating the Caregiving Journey, 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Over 44 million Americans provide care to a family member or friend. Learn what resources are available and where to go for help.

Medicare Basics: What You Need to Know, 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Medicare has changed. This interactive session goes over the newer options and helps to explain the differences between traditional Medicare and private plans under Medicare Advantage.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

Morning Fitness, 7:30 – 8:30 am: Exercise with Bob Harper, Fitness Trainer on TV’s “The Biggest Loser”.

Long-Term Care Insurance: Is it right for me? 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Nearly two thirds of people age 65 and older will need long-term care services at some point in their lives. However, Medicare and health insurance do not pay for most of these services. What are your options?

Fitness for the Mind and Body, 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Fitness trainer Bob Harper from TV’s “The Biggest Loser” shares his philosophy on how to take charge of your life and get in shape — the “Inner Compass.”

What 50+ Persons Need to Know About Securing Health Care Coverage, 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Many people who retire before they are eligible for Medicare find purchasing health insurance a challenge. What do you need to know and what are your rights as a consumer when purchasing health insurance?

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

Morning Fitness, 7:30 – 8:30 am: Exercise with Martina Navratilova, tennis champion and AARP Health & Fitness spokesperson.

For a complete schedule of Life@50+ events visit: http:// www.aarp.org/event.

EXHIBIT FLOOR

From Nintendo and Pilates for the Mature Core to Walgreens and GNC, check out the latest in health products and services on the exhibit show floor.

SOURCE AARP

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