This week I am heading to the Life@50+ event in Atlanta, an event produced by AARP. This is expected to bring together 5,000 baby boomers for the three day event beginning Oct 3th.
This is my first time attending a Life@50+ event. I was invited as one of the bloggers so one thing I am excited about is meeting with other bloggers, many of whom are the top 8 travel bloggers . Diana Nyad, the lady who swam from Cuba to Florida is going to be in Atlanta at this event too and I look forward to seeing and hearing from her.
Looking at the event schedule, on Thursday is there is a community day of service lead by James “JB” Brown, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. and Dan Marino. The bloggers will be meeting with AARP discounts to see what is available.
Friday is a big day, with tons of speakers starting off with Whoopi Golberg ad Tyler Perry, then many sessions with different folks lasting from 30 minutes to an hour.
Then at 7:30pm Friday starts the Dance Party (ticketed event – added cost) The Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Gary U.S. Bonds and Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Mary Ann and I are excited about going to the dance party. Maybe we can try out our new dance steps.
Saturday looks like more great speakers all day long. Samantha Brown of the travel TV fame has a session “My Life on the Road” that I would like to see and Ed Begley, Jr. will have a session Movies for Grownups Film Festival in the afternoon.
The Saturday evening entertainment will be Gloria Estefan. Her husband is giving a talk on Sat. I think.
Many funs things to see and do with the sponsor and exhibitors too. I hear they give away a lot of stuff and even give you a bag to tote it off.
I better get some sleep and rest before this starts!