In case you don’t know what the letters “AARP” stand for, it stands for the “American Association of Retried Persons.”
My introduction to AARP begins 57 years ago when I met and married a girl from central Illinois. I lived in south central Indiana at the time. Her parents were members of AARP, and my wife and I lived with them for a little while. This is how I learned about AARP and the many advantages of membership.
Her parents were very happy with the benefits AARP provided. As AARP states, “AARP is privileged to serve the 76 million strong baby boomer generation.” They represent the interests of their members in Washington DC.
Since that day, many many years ago, many more benefits have been added to what AARP offers its members. I won’t go into these benefits here. If I did, this article would sound like a commercial. Just let me say, “You will be quite surprised and pleased with all the benefits.”
But I would like to tell you about the AARP magazine which comes with your membership. It is sent to you twice a month and has many helpful articles in it, for people 50 years of age and older. There is also a bulletin which comes once a month with recent news and updates about news of interest to Senior Citizens. There is always something “brewing” in Washington DC which could adversely affect Senior Citizens.
Needless to say, because I understood all of the advantages of membership, I joined AARP as soon as I turned 50. That was 30 years after that wedding I spoke about earlier in this piece, and I have never regretted joining AARP.
As we age, the rising cost of everything becomes a problem, which AARP membership can help alleviate. I personally enjoy the discounts I receive at restaurants. At one restaurant where I like to go, I get a 15 percent discount every day, anytime of the day. This discount really adds up and their food is also very good.
You ask me if I think you should join AARP. As Groucho Marks might say, “It couldn’t hoyt.”