Dr. Adam Gazzaley seems to be everywhere talking about your brain.
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Those 50 and older are pursuing second careers, bouncing back from the Recession, running marathons, going to rock concerts, serving as volunteers and generally enjoying themselves.
AARP is bringing its national exposition, Life@50+ National Event, to Atlanta for that crowd. It will include motivational speakers, talks by people such as former broadcast news anchor Jane Pauley, dances, concerts, and seminars on everything from buying the right car to amping up your brain power.
Events begin 8 a.m. Oct. 3 and continue to 8 p.m. Oct 5. $25 for AARP members, $35 for nonmembers, additional costs for events such as the Gloria Estefan concert. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta. http://bit.ly/16oXjP2.
Here are a few highlights:
8 a.m. day of community service kicked off by former football great Dan Marino and others.
9:30 a.m. Whoopi Goldberg and Tyler Perry are part of the opening show.
Noon: Life Reimagined with former Coach Vince Dooley, broadcaster James “J.B.” Brown and others.
1:30 p.m. Unleashing the Potential of our Aging Brains, Dr. Adam Gazzaley.
4:30 p.m. Balancing work and caregiving, tips to help juggle your job and demands at home.
7:30 p.m. Dance party with The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night and others.
9:15 a.m. Sweet Honey in the Rock performs and a discussion by Andrew Young, Dick Gregory and Julian Bond.
11:30 Financing your entrepreneurial dream.
1 p.m. Cool tech for the 50-plus.
2:30 p.m. Volunteer abroad; explore, serve and learn.
8 p.m. Gloria Estefan concert.