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Aging in America

The Truth About Aging In America Today

Paul Hogan | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Paul Hogan

The face of aging is changing in America. I've seen proof. Perhaps it's because the baby boomers are entering their senior years. That generation of 76 million Americans is on the verge of reinventing 'retirement' in much the same way it reinvented other institutions over the past 60 years.

Laura Rowley

How Post 50s Will Transform Aging In America | Laura Rowley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Baby boomers will transform aging in America over the next decade, as the generation faces both opportunities and potential crises, acco...

Is Embracing Your Age the Modern Thing to Do?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The more she talked, the more confident I felt that my version of post-50 life would be the future of aging in America: embracing your age, laugh lines and all.

Joan Didion: Late in Life

Joe Woodward | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Joe Woodward

Beyond the raw details of her daughter's death, beyond her grasp to understand its aftermath and its applied metaphor, Blue Nights deals with the physical "dismantling" of Didion herself.

The Oy Vey After the Storm: How I survived Hurricane Irene With My 95-Year-Old Mother at My Side

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

There were many lessons learned over this weekend. The big one is this: It takes courage to be old, and a good deal of creativity, intelligence and determination.

Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism In Society And In The Church

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Faith communities must, for the sake of our own spiritual well-being, engage and be engaged by the power and possibilities of older congregants.

How Seniors Live Now: Six Portraits | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the past few months, 10 journalism fellows at Columbia University have been delving into a subject that readers of this blog know all too well: ag...