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Jo Ann Jenkins
Jo Ann Jenkins is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AARP. She also serves as President of AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity. Jo Ann is responsible for developing an enterprise-wide strategy that includes defining and facilitating operational priorities, as well as maximizing the organization's mission.

Entries by Jo Ann Jenkins

Be Fearless: Let's Strengthen Social Security And Medicare

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:44 AM

As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to 2015 with great anticipation and a multitude of opportunities to disrupt aging.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. It also is the 80th anniversary of...

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Plan A 'Senior Sunday'

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 8:32 PM

Do something for and with a senior in your family, community.

We are a nation of givers -- generously giving time, energy and resources to benefit individuals less fortunate.

It's a great American tradition to take time to reflect on and give thanks for the blessings of...

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Let's Disrupt Aging and Rethink Getting Older

(4) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 8:02 AM

As I begin my tenure as CEO of AARP, I challenge all of us to re-imagine what it means to get older. Let's disrupt aging. Let's upend our thinking around what it means to get older.

It's really not about aging. It's about living.

To disrupt aging, we need to...

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Time To Mentor Up

(4) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 8:26 AM

We represent the largest youth organization and the largest organization of Americans over 50 in the country. Our respective members, who include more than 43 million Americans, are at two ends of the generational spectrum, but we believe there is a real opportunity for us to come together and find...

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