AARP hosts 50+ conference in Florida

AARP hosts 50+ conference in Florida

October 1, 2010

The AARP’s annual conference, Orlando@50+, began on Thursday, September 29 and is set to run through Saturday night, with concerts, exhibitions, demonstrations and more, according to Florida Today.

The event is expected to bring 25,000 people to the Orange County Convention Center, including many celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Larry King, Olympia Dukakis and Crosby, Stills and Nash. There will also be a live musical performance by B.B. King and a dance party featuring Los Lobos.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that one of the workshops available to attendees will be Turning Up The Heat: Fighting Healthcare Fraud Together, which is being hosted by Newt Gingrich and Scott Serota. This discussion will presumably assess the new legislation put into place by the healthcare reform law.

Other workshops include a travel panel for those looking for tourism venues and career counselors who are willing to speak to those who are employed or unemployed and looking for new direction.

The film Flipped will also be screened, and a Q&A session with director Rob Reiner will be held afterwards.

Those who are planning for their future and age in place may want to invest in a medical alert system for their home. This device will allow seniors to contact caretakers or loved ones in the case of an emergency.

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