Too often, it appears, people make needed home modifications only after a health crisis - a crisis that might have been prevented by something as simple as a well-placed grab bar, better lighting or a floor free of scatter rugs.
As Mayor De Blasio assumes his new office, he'd be wise to recognize the role of one of the city's critical constituencies: the aging population. It was just a couple of decades ago that many baby boomers made the critical life-decision to bet on the City, rather than flee to the suburbs.
U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing 84 percent of that growth.
For U.S. Midwesterners like us, traveling back to the old country for the holiday season is one of the greatest joys of being an expat. We get all the family, friends, and food we can handle. Then we can go back to sunshine and blue skies and leave the deep-freeze of January and February behind.
Should I stay or should I go? Is a 'Stay-Tirement' for you? In my quest to figure out the next phase of my life, the "where" piece continues to be the big question mark. Part of me wants to have a big adventure before I'm too old to physically have one. (Although, what's too old?)
Considering many companies have barely budged to accommodate the two biggest demographic changes of the 20th century -- women in the workforce and increased longevity -- that presents a significant challenge for current management and business growth.
Joaquin Phoenix, looking eerily like Kevin Kline, falls in love with his computer operating system. This is totally understandable (the falling in love part, not the Kevin Kline part), since his operating system is played by Scarlett Johansson.
Kim posted her online profile and within the first 15 minutes, received an unanticipated 500 responses. The highlights are:
After several years of living there, the decision was made to separate. My initial question about what happened was answered in due time. Morty remarried shortly after the divorce.
Perhaps it's because I have earned my stripes, know my stuff, have learned and recovered from my failures and I no longer feel the need to take any guff from anyone. That's a tough combination to beat.
Shop at a Target or Walgreens and notice a 70-something gal or guy behind the counter? Most likely they didn't take this low-wage job because they were bored in retirement, but because they were running out of money.
Doesn't it take longer than four years to realize you are married to someone whose face has now been consumed by their neck and whose nose is either much larger than was originally presented or has now started to sprout acres of nose hair?
If you are getting excited about the prospect of making your list of New Year's resolutions,and your list has been basically the same since 1967, you may want to take a gander at the following.
Take pride in your skills, your unique personal strengths and qualities and your value as a potential employee.
The holidays are a popular time for reuniting with siblings and parents. Like me, many sons and daughters no longer live in the same city as their parents, so this may be the first time in months when adult children are seeing their parents. Once together, it's common that health changes in mom or dad are more evident and the topic of aging, and its related issues, becomes a topic of family conversation.
I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.