September 9, 2014
My Talk at AARP in California
As you know, healthy living and aging well is very important to me.
In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, I enjoy teaching others to do the same. I created the Martha Stewart Center for Living in New York City and I wrote a best-selling book called Living the Good Long Life.
My interest in helping others is why I flew to California to speak at AARP’s Ideas@50+ event in San Diego.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. It's dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.
I was so pleased to be asked to be a part of this great event which focused on four major areas for AARP members: Health and Wellness, Money and Work, Technology and Innovation, and Travel and Lifestyle.
The title of my talk was “ Human Sustainability: A Manifesto for Healthy Living”
I was very happy to share good information and inspiration with hundreds of people at the AARP conference.
1 Here I am talking to the AARP audience. My talk was about an hour long and included a slide show of photos of my life, my mom, and my farm.
2 I met lots of great people at the event. Here I am with Jeannine English. Jeannine is the President of AARP. AARP was founded in 1958 and today has 38 million members.
3 Jo Ann Jenkins is the CEO of AARP.
4 This is a nice photo with Barbara Hannah Grufferman - AARP blogger, columnist and host of "The Best of Everything" video series on the AARP YouTube channel.
5 This is Diane Pratt – she's a member of AARP's Board of Directors.
6 Here I am with Christopher Klapp who is the General Manager of Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique in West Hollywood and Heather Hummel from Creative Artists Agency.
7 Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a photographer and filmmaker.
8 This is Eric Schneidewind and Esther Blakely – Eric is a member of AARP's Board of Directors.
9 Here I am with Jewell Hoover. Jewell is also a member of AARP's Board of Directors.
10 People clapping when I said:
"I believe everyone can find a way to keep changing for the better – to keep growing and flourishing."
The audience responded very well to my talk.