AARP Ideas @50+ in San Diego THIS WEEK

Thursday through Sunday (Sept 4,5,6) AARP brings its Ideas @50+ conference to the San Diego Convention Center, infamous home of Comic-Con. It will feature tracks on Health and Wellness; Money and Work; Technology and Innovation; Travel and Lifestyle, as well as an overall theme of “Life Reimagined.” For those who can’t attend this week, you can make plans for the spring version, which will take place next year in Miami from May 14th through 16th. Yeah, you can show those spring-break kids how it’s done!

In the meantime, here’s how gospel great Mavis Staples, one of the performers AARP has lined up for the San Diego Conference, celebrated her 75th birthday:



And if you really want to overturn senior stereotypes, we recommend La Jolla’s Surf Diva surfing school. When we asked if there were a recommended upper age limit on people starting surfing lessons, they replied: “Absolutely not, it’s a great idea! If you are able to swim and are physically in a shape where you are still active and enjoying being in the ocean, everybody can get on a board.”

Senior Tech Insider will be attending this week’s conference.  If you’d like to meet, please leave word in the Comments.