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Episodes

  • Choosing a Medicare Plan

    Oct 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Our five part series on choosing or reevaluating your Medicare plan concludes today with a look at the four issues many people consider as they choose which Medicare plan is right for them: cost, coverage, convenience, and customer service. Medicare Open Enrollment is underway and runs through December 7th.
  • Finding a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare

    Oct 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Our five part series on choosing or reevaluating your Medicare plan continues. Medicare Open Enrollment is underway and runs through December 7th.
  • New Enrollees to Medicare – PT 2

    Oct 15, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP’s Nicole Duritz about issues to consider as you go through Medicare open enrollment. Our five part series continues with how to evaluate your options if you’re planning a move.
  • New Enrollees to Medicare – PT 1

    Oct 14, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP’s Nicole Duritz about issues to consider as you go through Medicare open enrollment. Our five part series continues with a look at the difference between Medicare’s traditional coverage and Advantage plans.
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Begins

    Oct 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP’s Nicole Duritz about issues to consider as you go through Medicare open enrollment. Our five part series begins with a look at reevaluating your current Medicare coverage.
  • An Alzheimer’s Therapy Dog

    Oct 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Alzheimer’s patient Rick Phelps relies on his therapy dog for many things: comfort, security, and safety. Alyne has the details.
  • Coping With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Oct 9, 2014 | 2 min
    When Rick Phelps received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s, he reached out for help. Now he shares some of his coping strategies and why he created his Facebook page for people with memory issues. Alyne has his story.
  • Memory People

    Oct 8, 2014 | 2 min
    When Rick Phelps received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s he reached out for help. Alyne has this story.
  • The RealPad’s Help Desk

    Oct 7, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP’s chief information officer Terry Bradwell about the ReadPad, a tablet designed for the 50 plus crowd who want a device that’s simple, versatile, and easy to use.
  • The RealPad

    Oct 6, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP’s chief information officer Terry Bradwell about the ReadPad, a tablet designed for the 50 plus crowd who want a device that’s simple, versatile, and easy to use.
  • The Pet Scam

    Oct 3, 2014 | 2 min
    Watch your pets carefully; here’s how to protect your beloved pet from a thief.
  • Vitamin D

    Oct 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Some foods have a lot more vitamin D than others. Alyne has the details.
  • Caregiver Burnout

    Oct 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Some ideas on what to do to get help when you’re a caregiver under stress.
  • Caregivers Who Provide Chronic Care

    Sep 30, 2014 | 2 min
    A new study on caregiving reveals that many people who take care of chronically ill patients at home need help and training.
  • The Grandparents’ Scam

    Sep 29, 2014 | 2 min
    Fraudsters can research your grandchildren through their Facebook pages and then claim they’re in some sort of trouble when they’re not. The goal? To get your cash. Alyne has the details.
  • A New Credit Card Reg in the USA

    Sep 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Perhaps you’ve used a chip and pin credit card? American Express and Citibank are already issuing them and more companies will be soon. Alyne has the details about this anti-fraud device.
  • The Chip and Pin System

    Sep 25, 2014 | 2 min
    A credit card that helps protect its users from fraud; Alyne has the details.
  • Men and Exercise – Some Suggestions

    Sep 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Women set health goals and men need a push to get started. Alyne talks with Sandy Markwood, CEO of The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging about some of the results from a study called The United States of Aging Survey.
  • Seniors Are Exercising More

    Sep 23, 2014 | 2 min
    For the past three years, a report called The United States of Aging Survey has asked older Americans about their goals and how well they think they’re prepared for the future. Alyne has some of this year’s results.
  • The United States of Aging Survey

    Sep 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Among other things, this year’s United States of Aging Survey zeroes in on low-income and socially isolated seniors. Alyne has the details.
  • Raiders of the Nile

    Sep 19, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne’s favorite detective, and perhaps yours, is back. Gordiamus the finder is sleuthing again but this time instead of his beloved Rome he’s prowling the Egyptian delta. Alyne reviews Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor.
  • The Eldercare Locator

    Sep 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with Sandy Markwood the CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging about an online tour for caregivers: the Eldercare Locator.
  • Get Ready for AARP’s Virtual Career Fair – Part 2

    Sep 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about preparing for A AARP’s Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair. And get more pointers online today at: www.aarp.org/workresources.
  • Get Ready for AARP’s Virtual Career Fair – Part 1

    Sep 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Today Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about preparing for AARP’s Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair.
  • AARP’s Virtual Career Fair

    Sep 15, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP is hosting a virtual job fair. Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about how it works.
  • Settling an Estate and Social Security

    Sep 12, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with Sally Hurme, author of the book: The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors.
  • Debt Collection after Someone Passes Away

    Sep 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Don’t let a debt collector harass you for debts that were incurred by a loved one who has passed away. Alyne has more details.
  • Some Ways to get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Sep 10, 2014 | 2 min
    How you prepare to sleep can make a huge difference in how well you sleep. Alyne has the details.
  • Sleep and Brain Health

    Sep 9, 2014 | 2 min
    Neuroscientist Mark Underwood, author of a new booklet called The Brain Health Guide, talks about what’s happening to your brain as you sleep and why it needs this resting time to re-energize.
  • The Brain Health Guide

    Sep 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Pattern dancing and using your non-dominant hand sometimes: these are just two things you can do that will push your brain to stay more active. Alyne has the details.
  • Meeting Compatible Singles

    Sep 5, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP’s sex and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz chats with Alyne about where to meet other singles that you will probably enjoy talking with.
  • A Book for Mystery Lovers

    Sep 4, 2014 | 2 min
    Twenty writers collaborated on the new mystery Inherit the Dead. Alyne talks with Allan Fallow, an editor for AARP media, about the challenge of writing it and how it came out.
  • Know Your Own Brand

    Sep 3, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about how to analyze your skills and develop yourself as a brand.
  • The Elevator Speech

    Sep 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about how to assess your skills and explain them to an employer in a sentence or two.
  • Migraines: A Food List To Possibly Avoid

    Sep 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Have you discovered which foods can trigger a migraine? If you suffer from this debilitating condition, here’s a list of foods that some experts say you should avoid.
  • Social Security and Divorce

    Aug 29, 2014 | 2 min
    Stan Hinden writes AARP’s monthly column called The Social Security Mailbox. Today Stan answers a question he gets a lot: Will I get part of my ex-spouse’s social security if we’re divorced?
  • Check Out Investment Advisors and Brokers

    Aug 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Before you invest your money, make sure you’re dealing with an honest firm and an honest advisor or broker. Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about how to check this out.
  • Foreign Lottery Scams and Lunch Seminars

    Aug 27, 2014 | 2 min
    Don’t fall for the guarantee that promises a big return; Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about some of the common scams that target seniors.
  • Some Common Scams and Suspicious Pitches

    Aug 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Don’t fall for the guarantee that promises a big return; Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about some of the common scams that target seniors.
  • FINRA

    Aug 25, 2014 | 2 min
    A reliable source to get background info on brokerage firms, and assess your risk of investment. Alyne has the details.
  • Frankenstein’s Cat

    Aug 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Some pedigreed pets are more susceptible to specific medical issues. Alyne has the details.
  • Paper Money and How We Might Change It

    Aug 21, 2014 | 2 min
    It’s a real challenge to come up with two images that together capture the depth of a Presidency; Alyne gives it a good old try.
  • The Job Hunting Map

    Aug 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Salary ranges, where the jobs are: Alyne explores the many job hunting and informational resources on http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm.
  • Celebration Vacations

    Aug 19, 2014 | 2 min
    Maps, destinations guides, travel recommendations by expert Samantha Brown, Alyne explores the many resources at travel.aarp.org.
  • The One Stop Travel Center

    Aug 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Maps, destinations guides, travel recommendations by expert Samantha Brown, Alyne explores the many resources at travel.aarp.org.
  • AARP TEK

    Aug 15, 2014 | 2 min
    It just takes a little time to master a technology device with the help of AARP TEK. Check out AARP’s online videos and short classes.
  • The Small Home Movement

    Aug 14, 2014 | 2 min
    Things to consider beyond just lack of space; the tiny homes movement and you.
  • Seeing Through Maps

    Aug 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne reviews the thought-provoking collection of maps in the book: Seeing Through Maps: The Power Of Images To Shape Our World View.
  • Heart Attack Symptoms

    Aug 12, 2014 | 2 min
    Cardiologist Dr. Jonathon Archular talks with Alyne about the common symptoms of a heart attack and some of the different signs some women may experience.
  • Decreasing the Risk of a Heart Attack

    Aug 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, diabetes – these are just a few of the things to do something about to lower your risk of a heart attack. Alyne has the details.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

    Aug 8, 2014 | 2 min
    The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to public agencies, schools, and many companies with over 50 employees. Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about some of its details.
  • The Bulletin Today

    Aug 7, 2014 | 2 min
    Four new scams, a new test that predicts Alzheimer’s; keep up to date with AARP’s online news for the 50 plus crowd. Alyne has the details.
  • Java Jive Jazz for Foodies

    Aug 6, 2014 | 2 min
    Some recipes that will inspire you to sing and music to set the mood. Jazz performer Erin Dickins talks about her new cookbook and CD: Java Jive Jazz For Foodies.
  • Hidden Moon

    Aug 5, 2014 | 2 min
    It’s hard to solve a mystery when even the bad guys always know where you are and you’re not even sure who’s bad; Alyne reviews the mystery Hidden Moon about the difficulties of solving a mystery in a police state.
  • The Full Body Workout after 50

    Aug 4, 2014 | 2 min
    Check out AARP’s YouTube channel where Barbara Hannah Grufferman demonstrates three important exercises to help you stay limber.
  • The State Scorecard A’s

    Aug 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about The State Scorecard and what it can tell you about caregiving resources in your state.
  • Caregiving: Are You Getting the Help You Need?

    Jul 31, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about The State Scorecard and what it can tell you about caregiving resources in your state.
  • The State Scorecard

    Jul 30, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about The State Scorecard and what it can tell you about caregiving resources in your state.
  • Building Female Confidence

    Jul 29, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne has the details about a new book by two top notch journalists: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance – What Women Should Know.
  • The Confidence Code

    Jul 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne has the details about a new book by two top notch journalists: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance – What Women Should Know.
  • The Late Shift

    Jul 25, 2014 | 2 min
    Why choose nursing? Two boomers who have found this 2nd career a fabulous choice. Alyne has their stories.
  • Helping a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Stay Engaged

    Jul 24, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer talks about caring for her father who has Alzheimer’s and how she is helping him cope with the loss of his beloved spouse.
  • Vote for the AARP Boomer Superstar

    Jul 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Singers are lining up for the top spot as AARP’s Boomer Superstar. Check it out. Alyne has the details.
  • Bittersweet

    Jul 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Rich girl meets poor girl and all kinds of drama ensues. AARP book editor Allan Fallow talks with Alyne about a fun summer read called Bittersweet.
  • Teleporting

    Jul 21, 2014 | 2 min
    If you could be transported like James T. Kirk on Star Trek where would you go? Alyne reports on some scientists who are working on a transporter but not for human use.
  • Dividing Up the Prized Possessions

    Jul 18, 2014 | 2 min
    The AARP/ABA Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide To Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies; Alyne talks the author Sally Hurme, an elder attorney, about her new book.
  • Finding the Finances

    Jul 17, 2014 | 2 min
    The AARP/ABA Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide To Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies; Alyne talks the author Sally Hurme, an elder attorney, about her new book.
  • Deciphering Wishes after a Death

    Jul 16, 2014 | 2 min
    The AARP/ABA Checklist for Family Survivors: A Guide To Practical and Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies; Alyne talks the author Sally Hurme, an elder attorney, about her new book.
  • The Experts Select the Mate

    Jul 15, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP relationship expert Pepper Schwartz was one of the experts who paired up three couples for the new A & E show Married at First Sight. She talks with Alyne about it.
  • Married at First Sight

    Jul 14, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP relationship expert Pepper Schwartz was one of the experts who paired up three couples for the new A & E show Married at First Sight. She talks with Alyne about it.
  • Great Train Adventures

    Jul 11, 2014 | 2 min
    The scenery is wonderful and you don’t have to do a thing: some spectacular train trips.
  • My Musical Lover

    Jul 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Do you have something that brings you intense joy? A hobby perhaps? Alyne shares her love of learning to play the guitar.
  • 99 Great Ways to Save

    Jul 9, 2014 | 2 min
    Here are two ways to save some money: on shoes and bug spray and a place to get many more money saving tips. Alyne has more.
  • Student Loans: And What Comes After That

    Jul 8, 2014 | 2 min
    When to have a plan B and when to consider a tuition loan; Alyne has a few details.
  • The VAP

    Jul 7, 2014 | 2 min
    According to the Harvard Heart News Letter, the VAP test may be appropriate for people with a family history of early onset heart disease. Alyne has more.
  • Some American Classical Music

    Jul 4, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne reviews the work of Everest Records and plays excerpts from Gershwin and Grofe, two American composers to enjoy on the 4th of July.
  • Medications and Weight Gain

    Jul 3, 2014 | 2 min
    Some meds for diabetes, high blood pressure and depression can increase your appetite. Alyne has the details.
  • Cyber Security

    Jul 2, 2014 | 2 min
    A list of do’s and don’ts to keep those cyber thieves at bay; Alyne has the details.
  • Car Tracking Devices

    Jul 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne explores the benefits of car tracking devices; when the tracking device is plugged into a car, you can monitor its location and speed online. You can even set up a perimeter. If the car strays from that zone, you’ll get an email or text.
  • Knitting, Crocheting and Brain Health

    Jun 30, 2014 | 2 min
    According to the Mayo Clinic knitting and crocheting are good for the brain. Here’s another way to stimulate your brain. Why the experts say knitting and crocheting are good for you.
  • Cyber Seniors

    Jun 27, 2014 | 2 min
    Get inspired! You too can make a video. Watch what seniors did and then check out AARP TEK for more high tech advice on lots of computer info. Alyne has the details.
  • Augmented Reality and Medicine

    Jun 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Some surgeons are now using new high tech devices in the operating room. Alyne has the details. How augmented reality devices can help a surgeon in the operating room.
  • Augmented Reality when You Travel

    Jun 25, 2014 | 2 min
    Our weeklong series on technology continues with advice on augmented reality and how it can be useful to you when you travel.
  • Augmented Reality at Home

    Jun 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Our weeklong series on technology continues with advice on augmented reality and how it can be useful to you.
  • Smart Phones that Call Home

    Jun 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Did you ever wonder if you locked the door before you went to work? Now some systems can be checked from a distance with your smart phone. Alyne has the details.
  • Home Sweet Anywhere

    Jun 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Retired couple Lynn and Tim Martin are traveling and living aboard very successfully. Lynn explains how they’ve done it in her charming and practical new book: Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created A New Life And Saw the World.
  • Sky High Cholesterol

    Jun 19, 2014 | 2 min
    Familiar Hypercholesterolemia or FH is diagnosed with a genetic screening test. Find out about treatment at The FH Foundation.org. Alyne has the details.
  • Women Are Influencing Home Builders

    Jun 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with Jan Cullinane, author of The Single Woman’s Guide To Retirement, about women centric homes.
  • Woman Centric Homes

    Jun 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with Jan Cullinane, author of The Single Woman’s Guide To Retirement, about women centric homes.
  • Caregiving And Reaching Out

    Jun 16, 2014 | 2 min
    AARP has an active online community of caregivers who support each other. Alyne has the details and also talks about a friend: a grandmother who has set up a website to reach out and share her grandson Elliott’s story.
  • A Daughter Helps Her Dad With Grief

    Jun 13, 2014 | 2 min
    What can you do when someone with Alzheimer’s is grieving, forgetting a loss, and then remembering and grieving again? Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about some things that helped.
  • Grief And Grief Again

    Jun 12, 2014 | 2 min
    What can you do when someone with Alzheimer’s is grieving, forgetting a loss, and then remembering and grieving again? Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer.
  • Working In Bed

    Jun 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Are you sick of working at a desk? Here’s another option – at least at home; some famous people who worked in bed.
  • How Thin Is Thin?

    Jun 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Visceral fat: it can interfere with liver function and the processing of cholesterol and insulin. Alyne has the details about what to do about it.
  • Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

    Jun 9, 2014 | 2 min
    Over 2,000 miles… in 1955 the Appalachian Trail beckoned Emma Gatewood and she hiked it end to end. Now a new book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk tells her story.
  • Sexual Performance and Your Health

    Jun 6, 2014 | 2 min
    Sometimes there are medical reasons why men and women have trouble performing in the bedroom. Alyne has the details.
  • AARP’s New Chairman

    Jun 5, 2014 | 2 min
    Jeannine English, AARP’s new president of the board,explains some of AARP’s top priorities. Alyne has the details.
  • Trust and Cell Phones

    Jun 4, 2014 | 2 min
    Studies show many people trust the emails and messages they receive on their cell phones and other portable electronic devices more than the messages they get on desktop computers; Alyne’s cautionary tale.
  • Settling an Estate’s Debts

    Jun 3, 2014 | 2 min
    A new book takes you step by step through the process of settling an estate. Put together by AARP and The American Bar Association, it’s called: Checklist For Family Survivors: A Guide To Practical And Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies.
  • Checklist for Family Survivors

    Jun 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Checklist For Family Survivors: A Guide To Practical And Legal Matters When Someone You Love Dies. Alyne has the details.
  • Social Security from A to Z

    May 30, 2014 | 2 min
    From average indexed monthly income to worker credits AARP’s online Social Security Glossary explains it all. Alyne has more.
  • GasBuddy

    May 29, 2014 | 2 min
    Want to help others find less expensive gas too? Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about GasBuddy.com, an award-winning app that made Time Magazine’s 50 Best iPhone Apps List.
  • Apps That Help You Shop Smart

    May 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Want to find good deals fast? Check out these two award-winning apps that made Time Magazine’s 50 Best iPhone Apps List.
  • An Award Winning App – Mint.com

    May 27, 2014 | 2 min
    Mint.com is on Time Magazine’s 50 Best iPhone Apps List. Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about it.
  • The VA’s Videos

    May 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Find out about veteran’s benefits and other VA news including The Veterans Benefits Handbook. Alyne has more.
  • AARP’s Study on Spousal Caregivers

    May 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP family expert Amy Goyer about a new study on spousal caregiving.
  • Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers

    May 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks with AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer about a new study: Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers.
  • A 90 + Year Old Runner’s Secrets

    May 21, 2014 | 2 min
    28 world records in track and 500 medals in long jump, high jump and hammer throw; well into her 90’s, Olga Kotelko is going strong. Alyne has the details.
  • Bad Debt

    May 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Credit card debt can be a bad debt to have; Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about bad debt and a good rule of thumb to consider when you charge.
  • Good Debt

    May 19, 2014 | 2 min
    Taking out a mortgage to buy a house can be a good debt to have; Alyne talks with AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine about debt and establishing credit.
  • Spend Less on Pet Medications

    May 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Sometimes when you leave the vet, you exit with medications in hand. But asking for a prescription may sometimes be a better option. Alyne has the details.
  • Boomers @ 50

    May 15, 2014 | 2 min
    Boomers have done and are doing some amazing things. Here’re just a few.
  • All Things Medicare

    May 14, 2014 | 2 min
    Do you have questions about Medicare? Patricia Barry’s new very helpful book is Medicare For Dummies. She also answers questions in her Ask Ms. Medicare column on AARP.org.
  • Advice on Starting a Business

    May 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Starting a business can be very risky and when you’re starting in your later years, it’s hard to recoup a loss. AARP financial educator Jon Dauphine has this advice.
  • Parents, Children, and Memories

    May 12, 2014 | 2 min
    What specific activities remind you of a loved one? Alyne shares some of her memories.
  • The Lifetime Learning Credit

    May 9, 2014 | 2 min
    Do you qualify for an educational tax break? This is just one of the possible options that could help you get the extra training needed to advance. Alyne has the details.
  • Planning Your Next Career

    May 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Alyne talks to AARP jobs expert Kerry Hannon about planning a career transition. Kerry Hannon’s new book, endorsed by AARP is: What’s Next: Finding Your Passion And Your Dream Job in your 40’s, 50’s And Beyond.
  • Music that’s Easy to See

    May 7, 2014 | 2 min
    Are you having trouble reading piano music you used to be able to see easily? Now there are several visual aids that can help.
  • AARP’s New Travel Website

    May 6, 2014 | 2 min
    From Abu Dhabi to Zion National Park, AARP’s new travel website has loads of information on many wonderful places. Alyne has the details of how the site can help you plan a great trip.
  • The Vitality Compass Test

    May 5, 2014 | 2 min
    It just takes a few minutes. Check out The Vitality Compass Test, developed by Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones, a book about where people live the longest in good shape. Alyne has the details.