British writer Virginia Ironside is determined to convince people that getting old is not so bad -- even for a Baby Boomer who interviewed the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix early in her career.
My heart aches every time I see an abused or abandoned dog in an ASPCA television spot. Yehuda Netanel, an Israeli born architect, land developer, and private pilot in Los Angeles has the same reaction. So in 2009, at 59, he started Wings Of Rescue.
Boomers still "got some game" in their life and work and, unfortunately for Millennials who were poised to take the field, they have hit what I called the "gray ceiling" -- the inability of younger generations to be promoted and move up the organizational chart.
It turns out that when it comes to retirement planning, baby boomers may be in worse shape than we thought. A survey from TD Ameritrade shows that a whopping 20 percent of millennials are supporting their parents, including baby boomer parents.
I'm traveling today. Back to my hometown. Each time I make this trip, more and more about Long Island seems foreign to me. More traffic than last time. Not much chance I'll see someone I knew once. And if I do, will we recognize each other?
You're supposed to starve a fever...right?
Purists will say I shouldn't be texting so close to the Sabbath. Nor encouraging my sons to text on that holiday too. But once again, I find myself drawing something meaningful, significant and of lasting value from my Judaism and using it to bring solace, joy and rich meaning to my life.
Once you move into midlife, which is between 40-ish and 60-ish, it's more important than ever to have and actively pursue meaningful goals. Why? Because this is often the time that many people begin to lose hope or even give up on the idea of a purposeful and rewarding life.
Technology-assisted living is not only becoming more widespread, but is particularly appealing given that the vast majority of aging adults prefer to stay in their current home as long as they can.
I learned a lot about modern parenthood when I watched my brother's kids for a week while he and his wife went on vacation. I stayed at their house, cooked the meals, and got their kids to and from school -- the same my brothers and I went to.