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Friday 28 July 2006 @ 18:27 - GMT

 As previously discussed at this Web site, the AARP's Life@50+ Expo will held in Anaheim, California at the end of October.

Over 25,000 AARP members from all over the United States are expected to flock to the popular destination to participate in this unique weekend to experience top-notch entertainment, interactive exhibits; and lifestyle, education and feature sessions with noted experts and celebrities. The event will feature politicians, entertainers, exhibits, lectures, and health and fitness activities.

Examples include NFL studio personality Terry Bradshaw, award winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, former CBS evening news anchor Dan Rather, actresses Raquel Welch and Queen Latifah and concerts featuring headliners Sir Elton, Bill Cosby and Jose Feliciano.

Daily highlights will include AARP University, lifestyle and feature sessions presenting dozens of celebrities and experts who will offer insights, entertainment and expertise on everything from TV sports to finding love after 50; a celebration of movies for grownups; and morning fitness sessions with Tae Bo guru Billy Blanks and fitness celebrity Denise Austin.

There will also be an extensive interactive exhibition floor with over 350 exhibiting companies featuring new and future technologies, travel and leisure destinations, and a host of other products and services.

Thursday, October 26

 Mr. Rather opens the festivities with his perspective on world events. Also featured will be a welcome from the Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The doors will open with more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space with something for everyone. Lifestyle sessions will begin with comedian Carl Reiner kicking off ''AARP Celebrates Movies for Grownups'' sessions; ''Finding Love after 50'' with Orange County Register columnist Tom Blake; and Daniel Luce, Corporate Manager of Pharmacy Affairs with the Walgreen Company talking about ''Getting the Most Out of Your Relationship with Your Local Pharmacist.'' The afternoon feature session will take place with Ms. Welch. Opening day will end with a "Welcome to Southern California" party featuring the music of Papa Doo Run Run. Evening entertainment will introduce %3