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FLOTUS Alert: Michelle Obama turns 50

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Updated 7/29/15 4:15pm | Alert1 wishes Michelle Obama a very happy 50th birthday. Friday, January 17th marked an important transition for the First Lady—at long last she is eligible for membership in AARP and the Alert1 AARP discount program.

Mrs. Obama’s celebrity-studded soiree included a bevy of famous figures from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Beyoncé to Stevie Wonder. The dance party was closed off to the press and all attendees were asked to leave cell phones—and social media—at the door.

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President Obama and Michelle Obama also love to celebrate birthdays of independent seniors. Ruby Clodfelter lived through the offices of 18 different US presidents, and on her birthday she received a personalized card from the office of the president. Clodfelter has joined the aging elite considering she’s now over 110 years old!

As a fashion icon, Mrs. Obama has a knack for wearing up-and-coming designers such as Jason Wu, whose dress she wore during the 2009 inauguration night. From her 2013 dalliance with bangs to her signature colorful prints, the FLOTUS has a keen sartorial, yet accessible eye. Moreover, unlike other First ladies, she’s not afraid to wear the same outfit twice! Beyond being the nation’s fashionista-in-chief, Mrs. Obama has wielded her political clout towards the aim of combating childhood obesity with her Let's Move initiative.

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Happy 50th Mrs. Obama and congratulations on becoming a card-carrying modern senior woman. Like our friend Ruby, Mrs. Obama is not going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, these two confident women embrace their age while keeping vibrant and young at heart. How can you achieve the same age milestones while staying independent and vivacious? Alert1 thinks you should consider a medical alert system. We’ve got you covered for all your aging in place needs.