Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Loco gabachos at AARP

Pierini Fitness embraces middle-aged manhood which this chief executive blogger defines as those glory years between ages 45 and 70.  Others who do not have the primary interests of middle-aged men in mind seek to rob us of this special 25-year chapter (planned or actual) in our lives.

And who might they be?

AARP for starters, which stands for the American Association of Retired Persons.  It’s a membership and interest group founded in 1958 under the guise of being for people age 50 and over as a nonprofit advocate for its members.

There’s nothing wrong with this but AARP has turned into a one billion dollar plus of revenue powerful lobbying group in the United States.  It’s also one of the biggest peddlers of affinity group insurance and other products to its members. 

Again, there’s nothing wrong with this so long as AARP’s horse is pulling its cart with the horse being advocating the interests of its members rather than getting rich from peddling its affinity program wares.

Pierini Fitness believes the AARP cart is pulling its horse and getting its top management rich.  Case in point is the $2.4 million of compensation AARP paid its chief executive officers in 2014.

This chief executive blogger never has nor will ever be a member of AARP.  He’d rather take the money it would cost to join and toss it in a bucket of spit than give it to them.

Pierini Fitness is a cyberspace membership organization of sorts that has no membership dues and does more advocating the interests and expressing the views of all middle-aged men around the world than AARP could do on its best day of operation.

A case in point is a recent AARP brain health survey conducted that reported how nearly three out of four Hispanics are concerned about their brain health.

Oh really?

Yes really according to an AARP press release reporting that 72 percent of age 40-plus Hispanics are concerned about their brain health declining in the future.  AARP also reports how Hispanics are more likely to be very interested in learning how eating a healthy diet and regular aerobic exercise are related to their brain health.

Apparently, they (Hispanics) are more interested in this than compared to the general population.

The devil in this nonsense is in the details when you learn that AARP, in its benevolence towards Hispanics, has launched a Global Council on Brain Health which will provide trusted information on what actions people can take to support their brain health through quarterly white papers, scientific reviews and other research.

AARP founded this Global Council on Brain Health in collaboration with Age UK which is the United Kingdom’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Sounds like another revenue-stream for AARP that we'll know more about it time.

Hey Paco, if you believe this then I’ve got a taco stand on the corner of East Los Angeles to sell you at a bargain price.

This chief executive blogger is of Mexican ancestry and lives in California among what AARP likes to tag as “Hispanics”.  Actually, most are Americans of Mexican ancestry but Hispanics sounds more stereotypically-correct to those who use this term.  It's sort of like calling Americans of European descent “White People”.   There’s a certain ring to it that makes better evening news’ sound bites.

Well the Americans of Mexican ancestry this middle-age man know – family, friends and strangers – are more interested in their family, faith, fitness, fortune and (general) health and are not pre-occupied about their specific brain health.  

Yes some might have a casual interest in their brain health but not to the tune of three out of every four like perhaps those loco gabachos at AARP.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

No comments: