TECH EXPERT ANDREA SMITH - HOW GAMING CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER THIS SEASON
PLAYSTATION’S HOLIDAY GAMING GUIDE
Home for the Holidays! How Gaming Can Bring Your Family Together this Season
It’s true, gadgets have the potential to isolate us, especially around the holidays when kids of all ages are eager to test out new tech. But a new study found that console gaming may actually be a way to re-connect with family and friends. From beating your BFF around the track in an epic race, to solving a gritty crime thriller with grandma, gaming can be a great way to spend quality time with family and guests this holiday season. In fact, a recent study found that 55% of people who have game consoles, play games with family members online or in person. Tech Expert Andrea Smith will talk about the emotional and social benefits of gaming and how tech can bring your family together this holiday season. Need advice on what’s age appropriate, she’ll also share tips for choosing family-friendly titles for every occasion.
VICTORIA BORTON FROM AARP SERVICES, INC. - HOLIDAY TIPS FOR HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE
HOW TO FOCUS ON THE MOMENTS & PLACES THAT MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL
Amazing Tips & Money-Saving Offers from Victoria Borton, Vice President for Lifestyle Products & Services at AARP Services, Inc.
People celebrate the holidays in different ways and in different places. There is no one ‘right way’ to celebrate. Instead, it’s about the things, moments and places that make you feel like celebrating. On November 20th, Lifestyle Expert Victoria Borton of AARP will share some timely tips and discount offers that allow people to forget the rules and celebrate in the way that best suits their style and personality. She will also share some amazing provider deals found on the AARP Member Advantages website, AARPAdvantages.com. A great resource for money- saving deals no matter how you celebrate the season. She will also share some simple, but effective, holiday life hacks for hosts, guests and travelers alike during this time of year.
Borton is the Vice President for Lifestyle Products and Services at AARP Services, Inc. In this role, she has also created timely strategies and techniques to help people manage their holiday activities in more efficient ways. Victoria’s goal is to provide super suggestions that will allow people to focus on what really matters and to help them “HOLIDAY YOUR WAY.”
PASTRY CHEF LEIGH OMILINSKY - LEARN ABOUT CREATING THE PERFECT END TO YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL WITH DECADENT DESSERTS
LEARN ABOUT CREATING THE PERFECT END TO YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL WITH DECADENT DESSERTS
Drive across the country and you’ll find a variety of desserts being served as family and friends get together for the holidays. While pumpkin, apple and pecan pie may be the most popular this time of year, many people are looking for ways to serve-up those favorites with a twist.
Semi-homemade recipes are a great way to experiment with American’s most popular dessert trends, as they can provide a head start on creating a new dish. Anyone can buy a pre-made dessert at the store and use that as the foundation for making something delicious. Especially if they begin with one of the biggest holiday traditions – pie. Turning pumpkin pie into drool-worthy pumpkin milkshakes is just one example.
OTHER DESSERT TRENDS INCLUDE:
Miniature/bite-sized (mini cupcakes, cake pops and pies)
Interactive or build your own (could mean you assemble it, crack it open or dip in sauces)
Mash-up desserts (cotton candy on an ice cream cone, a cookie cake)
Over the top milkshakes (with candy, cookies & toppings)