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Robot Revolution: Why Technology For Older People Must Be Designed With Care And Respect

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.01.2017 | Technology
The Conversation Global

A Japanese dementia patient holds a baby seal robot known as Paro. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Nola Ries, University of Newcastle and Taro Sugihara, Okaya...

Getting Old or Autumn Gold?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 11.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nesrin Everett

"Please keep the noise down," I said to the lad who was shouting over at his friend. "I'd like to keep my hearing into old age." "You're not old!", th...

Inter-generational Incomes: A Tempest Is Brewing

Danny Leipziger | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Danny Leipziger

We are all aware of the admonition caveat emptor or buyer beware, but we should also add reader beware for studies that purport to deal with complex issues in facile ways. One such recent example is the McKinsey Global Institute's July 2016 Report "Poorer than Their Parents," that examines an important policy issue of inter-generational income patterns, but does not do the topic justice.

30 Things I've Learned By 33

Tanya Hayre | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Tanya Hayre

While I am no expert on life and continue to make 764.5 mistakes each and every day, here is a compilation of what I have learned and know to be true at the age of 33 (in no particular order of importance.)

Startup uses machine learning to test for dementia

Adi Gaskell | Posted 03.15.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Recently I wrote about a new service being offered by tech giant IBM to utilize machine learning in the field of radiology. The service, called Avice...

The Lesbian Diaries

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I have been online dating for about a year now, and I thought my profile picture looked cute. I had placed my puppy Lucille strategically in the photo, for who could not fall in love with a puppy? Clearly, my strategy has not worked.

Ageism: A Call to Awareness*

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

This asterisk symbolizes my belief and commitment that humans are more than their age and that stereotypes and discriminations based on age need to be challenged within our own psyches and the world!

Keeping Healthy as We Age: How We Make It Happen

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

A baby girl born today could well live beyond the end of this century. But if she is to enter the 22nd century happy, healthy, and financially secure, we need to start making some big changes to the way the world treats and cares for older people -- now.

Why The World Health Organization's New Report Shatters Norms

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

This WHO report marks a revolution because it forces us to recognize that aging isn't just about the old. It's about all of us. And aging is not just about diseases -- but also health and activity, work and financial planning.

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.

The Circle Will Continue to Get Smaller...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

But the value of those who remain within that circle will only increase. What am I talking about? Your relationships with friends, family, and anyone ...

Pulling All The Strings: Broadway Puppeteer Talks Art, AIDS, And Mortality

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Katie Tandy

Addis Williams--retired Broadway puppeteer and bohemian buddha--could singlehandedly banish anyone's existential blues.

White House Conference on Aging: Exercise in Benign Neglect of Retirement Income Crisis?

Eric Kingson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Next week's White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) seems destined to be little more than an exercise in benign neglect of the growing economic problems of today's and tomorrow's seniors.

All the Time in the World?

Deborah Gale | Posted 05.08.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Gale

If we cling to old definitions of a future no one can pretend to predict, we are still going to age. But we will have been complicit and ultimately powerless by refusing to choose how we will age in the 21st Century. It's time we all thought about that.

The Age of Stupid

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Alexia Amvrazi

For me, the way out is to remain very much connected to the word at large, but to also have created my own rainbow colored bubble, that I can happily step into at will and enjoy the true beauty of life beyond idiotic ideologies propagated by corporations and institutions that prey on our vulnerabilities in order to keep cashing in. Is that good enough?

Misty Memories

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


In the Eyes of the Beholder

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Scenes From a Marriage

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Terrible Truth About Teeth

Sherman Yellen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Sherman Yellen

Teeth, yes teeth. It is a fact of life that as one ages you need close and loving friends - but for many - like me - you have one terrible, implacable enemy - your teeth. Over time, one by one, mine have rebelled or decided to crack, abandon me, and abscond with my cash - far worse than the person who picked my pocket last week.

Crystal Ball

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Have you seen my glasses?

The Next 10 Years

Jim Selman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Another year. This year's resolutions looked pretty much the same as last year and the year before that so I've resolved to stop making New Year's resolutions.

Auld Acquaintance

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss


Hair, There, Everywhere

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Additionally Speaking...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss