Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive the Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 21st Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive the Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 21st Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

The Star-Studded Ceremony, Hosted by Alan Cumming, Will Be Celebrated in Beverly Hills on January 28, 2023, and broadcast by Great Performances on PBS in February

WASHINGTONAARP The Magazine announced today that Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the 2022 Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award. Curtis — a critically acclaimed actress across film and television; a recipient of two Golden Globe® Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a People’s Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; an Emmy® nominee; and the winner of the Golden Lion Career Honorary Award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival — will be honored at the 21st annual Movies for Grownups® (MFG) Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.   

“Jamie Lee Curtis’ longstanding, ever-increasing career shatters Hollywood’s outmoded stereotypes about aging, and it exemplifies what AARP’s Movies for Grownups program is all about,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “We are delighted to honor Curtis, who at 19 became an iconic ‘scream queen’ in Halloween, then grew up to be a master in comic and dramatic roles, too. She soars higher than ever this year, with her last Halloween movie and Everything Everywhere All at Once, which may well earn her her first Oscar nomination at 64 — on top of the Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award, our highest honor.”

For more than two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism, and encouraging films and TV shows that resonate with older viewers. 

Curtis was surprised when her 2018 sequel to Halloween earned over a quarter-billion dollars, proving the power of a grownup actress and the clout of her grownup moviegoing fans. “It broke the box office,” she told AARP, “and it starred a woman over 50. I was, like, ‘Wait, what?’ I didn’t see that coming.” The lesson of her success: “Look at what age you are. Laugh about it a little. And then shut up and do something! So that’s where I’m at in my life right now.”

Curtis will receive Movies for Grownups’ top honor at the awards ceremony, which will also include recognition for 2022’s best films and television, including best actor, best actress, best director, best picture/best movie for grownups, best TV series, best limited series/TV movie, and more. 

She joins a prestigious list of previous AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement honorees, including Lily Tomlin, George Clooney, Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone.

Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, producer, best-selling author and activist. Her 1978 smash Halloween launched her as a horror star (making her mother, Psycho star Janet Leigh, proud). Then she became an action-film star in James Cameron’s True Lies, a brilliant comedienne opposite John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday, a sitcom lead in TV’s Anything but Love, and a star who helped launch the hit murder mystery franchise Knives Out. She earned $8,000 for her first film; so far, her movies have earned $2.5 billion.

Curtis is the author of 13 best-selling children’s books that address core childhood subjects and life lessons in a playful, accessible way. She is also the founder and CEO of the website My Hand in Yours, which is a charitable organization that offers comfort and celebration items, with 100 percent of every sale being donated directly to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, an organization Curtis has been associated with for a very long time.  

Iconic and beloved screen and stage performer Alan Cumming will return as host of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards, which will be broadcast by Great Performances on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/moviesforgrownups, and the PBS Video app.

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About AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups® Awards’ Philanthropic Goals

Proceeds from the AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards will benefit Wish of a Lifetime® From AARP to help grant life-changing wishes for older adults and shift the way society views aging. To learn more, visit wishofalifetime.org or follow @wishofalifetime on social media. ​​

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 the AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit aarp.org and aarp.org/espanol, or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

About WNET
The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the community-supported home of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; NJ PBS, New Jersey’s statewide public television network; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider; and newsroom NJ Spotlight News. Through these channels and streaming platforms, The WNET Group brings arts, culture, education, news, documentary, entertainment and DIY programming to more than 5 million viewers each month. The WNET Group’s award-winning productions include signature PBS series Nature, Great Performances, American Masters and Amanpour and Company and trusted local news programs MetroFocus and NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi. Inspiring curiosity and nurturing dreams, The WNET Group’s award-winning Kids’ Media and Education team produces the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase interactive Mission US history games, and resources for families, teachers and caregivers. A leading nonprofit public media producer for nearly 60 years, The WNET Group presents and distributes content that fosters lifelong learning, including multiplatform initiatives addressing poverty, jobs, economic opportunity, social justice, understanding and the environment. Through Passport, station members can stream new and archival programming anytime, anywhere. The WNET Group represents the best in public media. Join us.  

For further information: Paola Groom, AARP Movies for Grownups®, 202-434-2555, [email protected]; Justin Solar, R&CPMK, [email protected]

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

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

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 www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

Helen Mirren Shares Passions for America and Reveals ‘All My Boyfriends Had to Have a Shirt Made By Me’ in Exclusive AARP The Magazine Interview

Helen Mirren Shares Passions for America and Reveals ‘All My Boyfriends Had to Have a Shirt Made By Me’ in Exclusive AARP The Magazine Interview

The iconic, award-winning actress on taking creative liberty in her roles, wrangling horses, the joys of being in a Western, and finally having her own action figure

WASHINGTON – Helen Mirren may be known for her dramatic roles, several of them playing British royalty, but the 77-year-old Emmy-, Tony-, and Academy Award-winning actress remains game to take on new challenges. AARP The Magazine (ATM) caught up with Mirren in Butte, Montana, where she is filming the Western TV series 1923, with whom she co-stars with Harrison Ford (the series premieres December 18, 2022 on Paramount+) to discuss her impressions of America, horse riding, and the many talents she has developed throughout her expansive career.

The London-born actress dives into the importance of portraying accurate representations of her characters onscreen, the tireless practice that goes into perfecting her craft, her love of fashion, and embracing the natural changes that come with age. Mirren also shares her excitement over her upcoming action figure (she will play the villain Hespera in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, in theaters March 17, 2023), her love of making clothing by hand, and a new skill she just learned this year for a role: learning how to drive a horse-drawn buggy.

Mirren also shares her lifelong passion for clothes making, and that “all my boyfriends had to have a shirt made by me … Very bad shirts.”

The following are excerpts from ATM’s December 2022/January 2023 cover story featuring Helen Mirren. The issue is available in homes starting in December and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.

On making shirts and giving them to boyfriends – including Liam Neeson:

“I did make one for Liam, oddly enough,” she says. After a moment, she adds: “We loved each other. We were not meant to be together in that way, but we loved each other very, very much. I love him deeply to this day. He’s such an amazing guy.”

On her first time in the American West and drinking with cowboys:

“I was in San Francisco with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and our next gig was in Detroit four days later. So, several of us took the train. That train ran across the desert, through the Rockies, then through forests, and more desert. It gave me my first eye on America. The train would stop in the middle of a town with no train station or anything. I remember stopping in Cheyenne, getting off the train, going into a bar and having a drink with a couple of cowboys, then getting straight back on the train again.”

On the representation of Western films leading up to her series 1923:

“I’ve always loved Westerns. I grew up watching Wagon Train on my neighbor’s telly. But one thing that has always annoyed me about westerns is that the characters were all simply Americans, as if they’d been there all along.”

“Here in Butte, at the turn of the century, people came from Cornwall, from Wales, many came from Ireland, from Montenegro, from all sorts of different European mining areas. And from Asia. I love imagining that cacophony of accents. So I thought it would be good if Cara were an immigrant. I’m playing her with a Irish accent, working on the theory that Cara never really lost that accent when she got here, which feels a bit like me. I had an accent when I arrived in America and I’ve never lost it.”

On learning how to drive a buggy:

“Driving two horses is harder than one,” she says. “When there are two of them, they tell each other what to do; whereas a single horse, he or she is listening only to you.”

The horse wrangler for 1923, movie veteran Diane Branagan, got a great sense of how Dame Helen works. “She’s a sponge, she absorbs everything and practices tirelessly, and practices perfectly too, which is probably what makes her a great actor. The horses need to know that you are looking ahead, at the horizon. You have to know where you’re going, and keep your eye out. Helen’s very good at communicating that. She sees what’s ahead.”

On embracing change and New Year’s resolutions:

“Well, the thoughts that you have when you’re 16, you have exactly the same thoughts when you’re 76, which is very annoying. And every year I make the same New Year’s resolutions: I will not procrastinate. And every year I procrastinate. I will be more communicative. And every year, I fail to be communicative. Certain character failings stay with you forever, it seems to me.

“But in another way, we change totally. I mean I am a completely different person compared to the person I was at 22 or 23. Even your skin changes. Your body changes. What you can and can’t do, what you’re capable of, changes; the way you think changes.”

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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 www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

 

Stay Healthy This Winter! Your Top Questions About Covid, Flu and More, Answered in the November Issue of AARP Bulletin

PLUS: The Growing Shortage of In-Home Caregiving Workers

AARP Bulletin Offers Older Americans A Cheat Sheet to Help Fight Inflation

Learn the Smart Money Moves to Help Protect Your Finances in the October Issue’s Cover Story

WASHINGTON—For those who are rattled by daily news reports on the stock market, inflation, energy prices and housing costs, AARP Bulletin shares this reassuring suite of tips: Avoid the noise, rein in unneeded spending, hold off on any big financial move, and instead focus on the  long term. This month, the Bulletin offers readers a comprehensive guide with tips to spending, investing, and staying Zen during turbulent financial times.

Our editors have rounded up a handful of respected money gurus like Jim Cramer (Mad Money) and Jean Chatzky (HerMoney.com) to share helpful tips for readers who are looking to preserve their nest egg, spend their money better, and lower their financial risks.

In the October cover story, we  discuss:

  • What to do (and not do­­) while investing for retirement, and how to ride out this period of inflation;
  • The price fluctuation of everyday goods. Is now a good time to buy new furniture? A new smartphone? A new refrigerator?;
  • A cheat sheet on why inflation happens and what readers can do about it;
  • And much needed perspective on the minimal effect short periods of economic challenge like today’s have had historically on our long-term financial health.

Also in this month’s Bulletin:

Your Health

  • The Future of Hearing Aids Has Arrived: If you’re among the 30 million Americans struggling to keep up with conversations in noisy restaurants or battling with your spouse over the TV volume, your life is about to get better. More affordable (but still high-quality) hearing aids are finally hitting stores this month. And you can buy them without a doctor’s involvement or programming. Read our guide to learn about the whole new world or over-the-counter hearing aids and how to use them.

Your Money

  • The ABCs to Part D Drug Plans: Medicare Part D plans, which cover your medicine costs, can be tricky! Each plan not only covers different drugs, but can also charge differently for the same ones. This month’s Bulletin teaches you what you need to know  to get more out of your medicine coverage from Medicare.

Fraud Watch

  • Money Sent, Money Gone:  As peer-to-peer payment systems like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal are gaining popularity, fraud operators are beginning to use them too. Read this month’s Fraud Watch to learn about different scams using peer-to-peer payments and how to help avoid them.

Your Life

  • Tales of Honor, Duty and Bravery: They served in the valleys of Korea, the jungles of Vietnam and the deserts of the Middle East. Their stories are unique—from firefights with invisible enemies to dangerous helicopter missions into hostile territory. But their accounts have common elements: a sense of duty, a love of country, unbreakable bonds forged in the fire of combat, losses that can’t be forgotten. Read this month’s Veteran’s Special to hear their stories.
  • Q&A with Gary Sinise: “I learned how difficult it was to come home from that war,” the actor and veterans advocate reveals in discussing how his brothers-in-law opened his eyes to the challenges of military duty during Vietnam. Read this month’s Veteran’s Special to learn why Sinise is so passionate about supporting veterans. 
  • Candidates Tackle the Issues: An election special! This month, your copy of the Bulletin may include an insert containing a Q&A of your states’ Senate and/or Governor candidates. Hear their thoughts on topics such as Social Security, Medicare, caregiving, and much more – in their own words. Learn how your candidates tackle the issues that matter the most to older adults.

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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 www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Adam Sandler Gets Philosophical About Aging, Actor Harry Hamlin Talks Trusting Your Gut, And ‘70s Icon Linda Ronstadt Reflects On Her Family and Health

Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Adam Sandler Gets Philosophical About Aging, Actor Harry Hamlin Talks Trusting Your Gut, And ‘70s Icon Linda Ronstadt Reflects On Her Family and Health

Plus: Award Winning Artist Patti LaBelle Gives Life Advice; Our Annual List
of Medical Breakthroughs That Are Changing Everyday Lives; The Best Winter Travel Destinations; and an Exclusive Look at the Plight of Ukraine’s Elderly During War

WASHINGTONThis fall, the October/November 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) reflects on the maturity and changes, both in life and career, that come with age. Cover Feature and comedic genius Adam Sandler compares his mentality and confidence to his younger self just starting in the comedy scene, and how he now views the up-and-coming prodigies. Heartthrob Harry Hamlin talks following your intuition, even if that means saying no to the ‘big one’ – including a massive three-movie deal with Warner Bros. Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt reveals excerpts from her upcoming memoir “Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands” while looking back on her childhood, her own style of parenting, and her battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. And Patti LaBelle gives advice for living honestly and happily off the stage.

Plus ATM offers a 2022 health special exploring medical breakthroughs that can change everyday life for those living with or are predisposed to cancer, heart disease, brain disease, vision loss and more!

In this issue of AARP The Magazine:

Cover Story: Adam Sander

Award Winning actor and producer Adam Sandler takes the time to look back on the start of his career and the confidence and maturity he’s gained over the decades. From comparisons to other rising comedians, to his own self-reflection as he tackles older movie roles, Sandler is grateful for the insight he continues to grow.

What I Know Now – Harry Hamlin

Actor Harry Hamlin talks following your gut, despite what might be offered your way, the secret to a 25+ year marriage, and his priorities when it comes to career and family.

Linda Ronstadt: A Family Album

Excerpts from Linda Ronstadt memoir detail a childhood in Sonora full of wide-open skies, a beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, and a community of love filled with friends and family.

Sitting down with ATM, Ronstadt explains her childhood influence, and how it’s affected her own children’s upbringing, and their eventual move to San Francisco, as well as the international success of her career. Ronstadt also touches on her diagnosis, and how she uses writing as her new means to travel. 

The A List – Patti LaBelle

Award winning artists Patti LaBelle talks paying your dues, staying quiet but active off the stage, and continuing to persevere despite the cruelties life might throw at you.  

Health Special – Medical Breakthroughs that are Changing Lives Now

The Magazine breaks down the technologies and treatments that are available, now or in the near future, that will improve the lives of millions of Americans. Focusing on Heart Disease, Vision Loss, Cancer, Heart, Brain and Lung Health, the top technologies include implants, medication monitors, early detection and more.

Travel Special – Hot Fun in the Wintertime

ATM also makes a compelling case to take vacations in the winter, detailing some of America’s best cold-weather destinations and pleasures that don’t require skis. Where best to go for a dog sleigh ride, hot-spring soaking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and more!

An AARP News Report – Being Old in Ukraine: A Dispatch from the War

AARP dispatched a war correspondent and photographer to document the lives of older Ukrainians living along the front in the war with Russia. Their tales are shocking and despairing– imagine operating a nursing home with warfare all around you – and yet their resilience gives hope. How modern war is particularly tough on older citizens today, only in AARP The Magazine.

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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 www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Adam Sandler Gets Philosophical About Aging, Actor Harry Hamlin Talks Trusting Your Gut, And ‘70s Icon Linda Ronstadt Reflects On Her Family and Health

Exclusively From AARP The Magazine: Adam Sandler Gets Philosophical About Aging, Actor Harry Hamlin Talks Trusting Your Gut, And ‘70s Icon Linda Ronstadt Reflects On Her Family and Health

Plus: Award Winning Artist Patti LaBelle Gives Life Advice; Our Annual List
of Medical Breakthroughs That Are Changing Everyday Lives; The Best Winter Travel Destinations; and an Exclusive Look at the Plight of Ukraine’s Elderly During War

WASHINGTONThis fall, the October/November 2022 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) reflects on the maturity and changes, both in life and career, that come with age. Cover Feature and comedic genius Adam Sandler compares his mentality and confidence to his younger self just starting in the comedy scene, and how he now views the up-and-coming prodigies. Heartthrob Harry Hamlin talks following your intuition, even if that means saying no to the ‘big one’ – including a massive three-movie deal with Warner Bros. Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt reveals excerpts from her upcoming memoir “Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands” while looking back on her childhood, her own style of parenting, and her battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. And Patti LaBelle gives advice for living honestly and happily off the stage.

Plus ATM offers a 2022 health special exploring medical breakthroughs that can change everyday life for those living with or are predisposed to cancer, heart disease, brain disease, vision loss and more!

In this issue of AARP The Magazine:

Cover Story: Adam Sander

Award Winning actor and producer Adam Sandler takes the time to look back on the start of his career and the confidence and maturity he’s gained over the decades. From comparisons to other rising comedians, to his own self-reflection as he tackles older movie roles, Sandler is grateful for the insight he continues to grow.

What I Know Now – Harry Hamlin

Actor Harry Hamlin talks following your gut, despite what might be offered your way, the secret to a 25+ year marriage, and his priorities when it comes to career and family.

Linda Ronstadt: A Family Album

Excerpts from Linda Ronstadt memoir detail a childhood in Sonora full of wide-open skies, a beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, and a community of love filled with friends and family.

Sitting down with ATM, Ronstadt explains her childhood influence, and how it’s affected her own children’s upbringing, and their eventual move to San Francisco, as well as the international success of her career. Ronstadt also touches on her diagnosis, and how she uses writing as her new means to travel. 

The A List – Patti LaBelle

Award winning artists Patti LaBelle talks paying your dues, staying quiet but active off the stage, and continuing to persevere despite the cruelties life might throw at you.  

Health Special – Medical Breakthroughs that are Changing Lives Now

The Magazine breaks down the technologies and treatments that are available, now or in the near future, that will improve the lives of millions of Americans. Focusing on Heart Disease, Vision Loss, Cancer, Heart, Brain and Lung Health, the top technologies include implants, medication monitors, early detection and more.

Travel Special – Hot Fun in the Wintertime

ATM also makes a compelling case to take vacations in the winter, detailing some of America’s best cold-weather destinations and pleasures that don’t require skis. Where best to go for a dog sleigh ride, hot-spring soaking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and more!

An AARP News Report – Being Old in Ukraine: A Dispatch from the War

AARP dispatched a war correspondent and photographer to document the lives of older Ukrainians living along the front in the war with Russia. Their tales are shocking and despairing– imagine operating a nursing home with warfare all around you – and yet their resilience gives hope. How modern war is particularly tough on older citizens today, only in AARP The Magazine.

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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 www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.​

Adam Sandler Gets Introspective with AARP The Magazine – Talks Aging, His Pivot Toward Serious Roles, and How Raising Kids Has (or Hasn’t) Affected His Mindset

Adam Sandler Gets Introspective with AARP The Magazine – Talks Aging, His Pivot Toward Serious Roles, and How Raising Kids Has (or Hasn’t) Affected His Mindset

While renowned for his comic genius, the award-winning actor and producer dives into the inspiration behind the recent success of his dramatic projects, his strategies when it comes to raising his daughters, and future plans for both on and off the stage

WASHINGTONWell into his sixth decade, Adam Sandler is a man of many titles – slapstick comedian, SNL alum, serious actor, movie producer, doting parent, ardent hoopster, perpetual kid and loyal pal. AARP The Magazine (ATM) caught up with Sandler (whose new project You Are SO Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah! just finished filming this August) to discuss his expansive career and reasons behind his recent and successful pivot into the dramatic films.

Sandler explains the importance of choosing roles that explore what it means to grow older, and grapple, with one’s place in the universe, especially as he himself enters the age group he once made the target of jokes. Looking back on his time at SNL, Sandler reflects on the maturity he’s gained since his 20s as well as how it feels having his daughters reach a similar age when he first began. Sandler also touches on his bucket list items still to be ticked off, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

The following are excerpts from ATM’s October/November 2022 cover story featuring Adam Sandler. The cover story can be read online now at aarp.org/magazine/.

On getting to the age that young Adam Sandler loved to poke fun at:

“I like my age, and it’s fun to play my age. It’s freeing. I don’t have to be true to anything other than what I look like and what I think and what I do in life. I’m nonstop commitment to my projects, though I don’t have the same discipline to keep my body in shape. There hasn’t been one movie where I’ve stayed the same weight throughout a three-month shoot. I used to worry about it. Now I’m okay.”

On Drama vs. Comedy:

“I like giving myself over to a new challenge. Sometimes I feel like I’m tapped out with new thoughts, and then all of a sudden, something new comes up and I go, ‘Okay, how can I make this happen?’ It was cool as hell pushing myself in new ways like I did on Uncut Gems. Running around the Diamond District in New York, the intensity of that amazing character, or in Hustle, being around the greatest NBA players, and not worrying about laughs as much as what each character is going through and pulling for. But I do love comedy more than anything.”

On growing up since SNL:

“I’m calmer than I used to be. I used to go nuts. I had a quick temper, quick reactions. I made a lot of dumb mistakes and said a lot of stupid things. Looking back on relationships, I could be an ass. I was selfish. I was competitive with other comedians and stuff. My father would say, “That guy’s funny,” and I would say, “Hey, I’m funny, blah, blah,” and he’d be, like, “Why can’t you both be funny?” Because I was hungry, I didn’t always see clearly then.”

“I’m also better at appreciation. I appreciate other people’s talent now rather than competing with it—in every field, in every sport, every part of showbiz. A lot of young comedians, a lot of the new cast on SNL, they just make me laugh now.”

On raising his daughters:

“My biggest challenge is trying not to steer them in certain directions to believe the things I believe and like the things I like. There are so many bands I love, starting with the Beatles but also Zeppelin, the Who, the Kinks. I’ll try to sneak something on the radio, like Van Halen, and when they’re singing along in the car go, “You like this?” Then I’ll play a deeper track and another one, when I probably should have quit at that first one. My wife—and the shrink—say I should just let stuff happen instead of getting so involved. Let them come up with those equations themselves.”

On his legacy:

“I want people to continue to enjoy what I’m doing. I hope they’ve had a good time with my movies, with what we’ve given them and, whether you’ve liked me or not, appreciate that I’ve tried my best.

“I’m just amazed people have trusted me as long as they have in this business and given me shot after shot. Because it would suck to do something else.”

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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 www.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

For further information: Paola Groom, AARP, 202-434-2555, [email protected];
Daniel Alarcon, AARP, 202-538-0105, [email protected]

AARP Bulletin: At Long Last, Sweeping Drug Price Relief for Older Americans

WASHINGTONFor more than 60 years, AARP has been fighting to help make prescription drugs more affordable for older Americans. With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic new law will finally bring significant relief from high drug prices. This month, the AARP Bulletin cover story guides readers through how the legislation will help older Americans.

“This is a commonsense approach that people across the political spectrum support,” notes AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in the piece. “In fact, the only opposition for all these years has been from big drug companies. What’s more, the law will provide older Americans with peace of mind, knowing that the drugs they need to stay healthy – and, often, to stay alive – won’t impoverish them.”

The cover story goes into detail about everything readers need to know regarding the new law:

  • When seniors can expect the new pricing law to take effect;
  • What exactly it means for Medicare to be able to negotiate drug prices;
  • A comparison of the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs to everyday goods;
  • How AARP has led the charge in lowering prescription prices;
  • And much more.

PLUS: The Teen Mental Health Crisis and How Parents and Grandparents Can Help: Professionals are sounding the alarm about teen mental health. Rates of loneliness, depression and attempted suicide among teenagers are higher than ever before in modern American history. To help parents and grandparents support their young loved ones, AARP Bulletin offers the insights of dozens of health professionals, counselors, educators and doctors that will offer much-needed tips – and hope.

Read about how social media, which can be mental health lifelines for isolated teens, can also facilitate bullying and harassment; mental health support systems like counseling are nowhere near the levels they need to be to tackle this crisis; school shootings and similar events are leaving children with fewer places where they can feel safe; and more.

Also, receive important tips from the professionals in the field about the ways you can have an honest discussion with your teenager about phone use, social media, and mutual trust. This month, discover the actions you can take to help them feel safe and supported.

Also in this month’s issue:

Your Money  

  • Where Products Are Free: Diverse online exchanges are emerging across America where people give away or receive quality secondhand (and in some cases, new) clothes, appliances, household gear and more. Online sites like Craigslist, Freecycle, and OfferUp are proving crucial to many who have become financially pinched by inflation. Find out how these sites operate, what you might find there, and how to make sure you are dealing with a legitimate offer and staying safe and secure.
  • Four Late-Life Money Options: We all know that healthcare and living costs often surge in the final few years of life. But how do you prepare for that time so you can afford good care and not be a burden on others? Money pros detail the range of financial products and approaches, and detail the benefits and drawbacks of each, from annuities to long-term care insurance to reverse mortgages to life-insurance drawdowns.

Your Health 

  • Jaw-Dropping Breakthroughs: Here’s a shocking fact: According to the CDC, one quarter of adults 65 or older have eight or fewer teeth. And most of us will have lost at least a few as we approach Medicare age. But thanks to modern advances in dentistry, many tooth replacement options are now available that are huge step forward from the partials and dentures of the past. Read this month’s issue of “Your Health” to learn about the newest forms of tooth implants and what to do if you cannot afford a dentist. 

Your Life

  • Q&A with Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Neil DeGrasse Tyson lets readers in on his journey as an astrophysicist as he approaches his 65th year around the sun. Tyson, author of the new book Starry Messenger, shares why a sense of wonder about the universe is so important, particularly in challenging times like now. What does he think about wealthy private individuals getting into space technology? Why doesn’t he think humans will step on the face of Mars in the next 20 years? And what does Carl Sagan’s legacy mean to him? Learn all this and more in this month’s Q&A 

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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 www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

AARP The Magazine Special Summer Issue Gives America the Positive Jolt it Desperately Needs!

AARP The Magazine Special Summer Issue Gives America the Positive Jolt it Desperately Needs!

Included In The Issue: Exclusive Interviews With 16 Country Music Stars, 26 Of America’s Best Regional Foods, Sex Advice For 50-Plus Couples, Author James Patterson Reveals His Secrets, Actor Bryan Cranston Tells Stories, Delicious Ideas For Your 4th Of July Cookout, AND Extraordinary Tales Of People Who Witnessed History Being Made

WASHINGTONAARP The Magazine (ATM) is heating up this summer with exciting celebrity exclusives, tasty cookout recommendations and much more! Best-selling author James Patterson turns the story on himself with a sneak peek into his new memoirJames Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life’ set to release June 6th. Join renowned actor Bryan Cranston as he opens up on his reasoning behind past career choices as well as future roles including his upcoming film Jerry and Marge Go Large. Answer your personal questions in the Sex Ed Guide for adults with advice on emotional and physical aspects to maintaining a healthy sex life.  

Plus, some of the best hometown cuisines across the country are ranked based on location, actress Angie Harmon reveals her secrets to staying serene while stressed, and the unity of country music celebrate and cherished amongst its biggest stars.    

In this issue of AARP The Magazine 

James Patterson, Revealed

The best-selling author is telling a new tale… about himself. Patterson has turned his prodigious storytelling skills to looking back on his own journey through his new memoir, James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life written as a sequence of short, often amusing tales covering his working-class childhood. (Exclusive excerpts included.) 

What I Know Now Bryan Cranston

Actor Bryan Cranston takes a look into his past roles, how he’s grown through the industry, and what the future may hold for his career.   

Sex Ed: A Guide for Grownups 

A guide for grownups on how to keep the heat in a relationship including: tips and tricks for yourself and your partner, advice for overcoming common bedroom obstacles, and the health benefits of maintaining an active sex life.  

What to Eat When In… 

World renown chef Andrew Zimmern and food guru Kelsey Ogletree travel across the country, ranking the best hometown cuisines— from blowfish tails to chili cinnamon rolls. 

The A List – Angie Harmon

Actress Angie Harmon offers advice into how she stays calm during life’s most hectic moments and what helps bring peace to her daily routines.  

Cover Story: For the Love of Country

Country music’s biggest stars including Dolly Parton, Zac Brown Band, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and more are taking a moment to celebrate all that unites us this Independence Day. Plus, Nashville’s music scene is diversifying, and a light is shown on the artists on the forefront of the change.  

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 www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.