Reasons to Attend AARP’s Lifeat50+ in Boston

Reasons to Attend AARP’s Lifeat50+ in Boston

Every year, the AARP holds two national conventions (one in the spring and one in the fall), called Life@50+. The host cities change each year; for 2014, Boston and San Diego will host. The spring event, scheduled for May 8 – 10, will be held in Boston.

So, what is Life@50+, and why should you attend? And, are there any special advantages to attending the Boston event? Here are a few reasons these conventions draw thousands of attendees each year, and some particular incentives to head out to Boston this May:

·    The “Oldies Concerts” are prime entertainment: Both Friday and Saturday evenings offer special guest artists. The Spinners / Mary Wilson (one of the Supremes) will perform on Friday – with a big dance floor available to get your groove on – and the Moody Blues are scheduled on Saturday.

·    Celebrity appearances: This year in Boston, some of the big names you may see presenting include Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno, Dan Marino, Cuban-American musician Emilio Estefan, Linda Ronstadt, and Captain Richard Phillips (of the pirate-hijacked MV Maersk Alabama). You may also see an interview with Laura and Barbara Bush.

·    Lifestyles Sessions: Sessions offered this spring include topics on travel, retirement financing, health care, the “pursuit of happiness,” and – always a favorite – the Movies for Grownups Film Festival.

·    An opportunity to develop new relationships: Attending a gathering of 50+ individuals from across the country can lead to new friendships or networking opportunities. Over 12,000 Baby Boomers are expected to attend. You may even meet some travel buddies for your next retirement trip!

·    Information regarding new health innovations: See how technological advances in healthcare and communications can improve your life. 10 different leaders in the health technology industry will be in Boston to participate in the “Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch” session.

·    Over 400 exhibitors: The exhibition floor will be packed with booths exhibiting senior-friendly products, services, and special deals for AARP members.

Of course, simply taking a trip to Boston can be an enticement in itself. Boston offers a number of tours and attractions, including an Old Town Trolley Tour, the New England Aquarium, the USS Constitution, Chinatown, the Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise, or a luxurious day trip on the Cape Cod and Provincetown Ferry.
Best of all, the Life@50+ convention is extremely affordable! General admission to the entire 3-day event is only $25. If you are ready to plan your trip to Boston this May, go to Life@50+ Boston to start the registration process today.

Also see:
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10 Good Reasons to Attend AARP’s LIfeat50 Event in Boston

Moody Blues in Boston

 

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Boomer Travel – Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Boomer Travel – Expedia CruiseShipCenters


Well I just booked my third cruise this year and this will be my twenty first cruise altogether.  I got a good deal with a different travel agent other that I had been using.

cruise ship centersExpedia CruiseShipCenters I had heard about since they are an AARP travel provider.  When an office recently opened here in Johns Creek GA (Expedia CruiseShipCenter in Johns Creek) just down the street I went to their open house.

My wife Mary Ann and I met with Vince and Dave and even walked out with a $100 grand opening gift certificate. They were personable and not pushy at all.  Most of all they were knowledgeable.

So now a few weeks later Mary Ann found a transition cruise on the Princess Royal she wanted to take. I printed the quote from our on line research and headed down to talk with Vince about booking it.  It already had a very low Captains Circle special price so I was not expecting any lower price or any extras, except maybe the $100 gift certificate but mostly wanted to give them a try.  It would be nice to have a local cruise agent who I could talk with in person.

I gave Vince the on line cruise quote and our Captain Circle numbers.  The deal Vince came up with was much better. Very much better than I was expecting.

Besides the future cruise credits, we got another $200 on board credit for the Captains Circle (in addition to the lower Captains Circle price), plus an on board cruise of $100 for Military service plus $100 gift from Expedia CrusieShipCenters.  Wow, that’s $500 on board credit for a very low priced transition cruise aboard the Royal Princess.

I have never gotten a better deal than the website quoted price.  So I was happy.  But wait it gets better, it seems Expedia CruiseShipCenters has a sale going on April 1 through April 18th and we are getting FREE Gratuities! Wow that is worth some money.

So we got a great low price on our cruise, plus $500 on board credit, plus free gratuities. Needless to say, I am very happy to have established this new relationship with our local CruiseShipCenters office and the next time we come in to talk about future cruise bookings, Vince and Dave will have everything on file for us.

If you are in North Fulton County GA, stop by our Johns Creek CruiseShipCenters office located in the Kroger Shopping Center near State Bridge and Jones Bridge and ask for Dave Sherman. Their office phone is 678-712-5059.

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Beatlemania Now

Beatlemania Now! Baby Boomers Still Love The Beatles

Beatlemania Now! Baby Boomers Still Love The Beatles

The Beatles tribute band concertTonight we attended a packed Cobb Energy Center venue to see Beatlemania Now!, a tribute band of The Beatles, the band which defined the music and helped shape the Baby Boomer Generation.

Here are some photos that I took, risking getting kicked out by an over zealous aisle attendant.

Sargent Pepper costumes

Beatlemania Now had plenty of colorful outfits, like these of the Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

We Love The Beatles

Young fans with home made poster “We Love The Beatles”. There were three generations of Beatles fans present.

 

John Lennon tribute

This guy did a good job as John Lennon, both looks and with his songs.

 

Beatles Fans

The Beatles fans really got into the music of Beatlemania Now!

 

Georgia Harrison tribute singer

This singer did a good job as George Harrison especially with “Here Comes The Sun”.

 

beatlemania  band concert

The large video screen in back of the band showed scenes from the 60′s.

 

Beatlemania Now review

Tribute singers for John Lennon and Ringo Starr. It was a fun evening and we would recommend Beatlemania Now! if you get a change to see it.

 

Also: Baby Boomer Music – Happy Together Tour
and Photos of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show

Baby Boomers, Retirement, Travel and Boomer Living – Less work and things, more people and activities.