AARP's national convention opens Thursday in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The AARP is bringing its convention to Las Vegas for the first time this week.
The convention opens Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will conclude on Saturday.
The three-day event will feature seminars on health, finances, and dating.
There will be nightly events and entertainment and an expo floor featuring more than 150 exhibitors that cater specifically to the wants and needs of adults over the age of 50.
In addition, there is a day of service.
Hundreds of volunteers will go out into the community and work on projects such as building homes, senior community center revitalization, mentoring and construction of community gardens.
The day of service will be led by AARP Ambassadors Dan Marino, James Brown and Dr. Pepper Schwartz.
Confirmed speakers at the convention include Don Rickles, Bob Newhart and Emilio Estefan (who will appear on Action News at Midday on May 31).
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Jerry Lewis, Katherine LaNasa, Ron White and Tate Vega will also be in attendance as part of the Movies For GrownUps Film Festival to be held during the convention.
Entertainment will be provided by The Temptations and The Four Tops. Singer Natalie Cole will also perform June 1 during a special ticketed exclusive performance.
Admission to the convention is $25 for AARP members and $35 for non-members.
Non-member registration also includes a one-year membership to AARP.
Online registration is now open at www.aarp.org/events or by calling 1-800-883-2784.