AARP President Robert Romasco Visits Alabama April 22-23, 2014
Montgomery, AL – Robert Romasco, National President of AARP, will visit Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama to speak publicly on issues important to Alabamians age 50-plus. AARP has more than 450,000 members in the state of Alabama. The last of the Baby Boomers turn 50 in 2014, making issues of healthy aging and family caregiving critically urgent in Alabama and across the U.S.
Among the events scheduled for Mr. Romasco’s visit will be a statewide telephone town hall on the subject of caregiving at 6:00 PM on April 22. Nearly 1 million Alabamians are family caregivers, a total of 78 million hours of care, valued at more than $7.3 billion annually. The number of Alabamians over age 85 will increase by 74% in the next 30 years, making this an issue that will impact nearly all Alabamians.
On Wednesday, April 23, Mr. Romasco will speak to a luncheon meeting at the Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University-Montgomery. Mr. Romasco will speak about AARP’s initiative, LifeReimagined. Baby Boomers are reinventing their lives and planning their “next act,” and LifeReimagined is designed to help them achieve it.
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About Robert Romasco
Robert G. Romasco, M.B.A., of Burke, VA is AARP President. He also serves on the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Romasco was elected to the AARP Board in 2006, served as President-Elect during the 2010-2012 biennium, and Secretary/Treasurer during the 2008-2010 biennium. He has chaired the Audit and Finance Committee, was a member of the AARP Insurance Trust, and chaired the National Policy Council. He has also served on the Governance Review Committee and the AARP Pension Plan Review Committee. His professional experience includes service as Senior Vice President of Customer, Distribution, and New Business Development at QVC, Inc. and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of CIGNA, Inc., and as the CEO of J.C. Penney's Insurance Division. He earlier served as Senior Vice President of American Century Investments. Before his election to the AARP Board Mr. Romasco was a member of the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Romasco has been a member of the Outreach Council of the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Presbyterian Church; the Advisory Board of the Eugene Bay Foundation, and Chair of the Board of Deacons of the Second Congregational Church in Boxford, Massachusetts.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.