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9 Signs You're 'Getting Old'

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

How do you know when you're old? None of my peers seem to know they're old. Even after they see their wrinkles and gray hair, whine about arthritic pain and celebrate another monumental birthday, all I ever hear them say is, "I'm getting old." They don't get the connection between those old age signs and actually being old.

Meet The 59-Year-Old Chef Who's Feeding 1,400 Needy Children Each Day

Ken Solin | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I recently interviewed Bruno Serato, an Italian who emigrated to America 30 years ago. Bruno's a chef who has owned The White House restaurant, a landmark in Anaheim, California, for 27 years. But he's a hero. This 59-year-old feeds 1,400 poor children a day.

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

How This Woman Is Saving Starving Children In Central America

Ken Solin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She's a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

Millennials vs. Boomers: Generation Gap or Marketing Abyss

Peter Hubbell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Peter Hubbell

If you're one of those marketers who are staring out into the distance trying to figure out what your future looks like, you might want to look down instead.

Why This Boomer Man Has Never Felt More Alive

Ken Solin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Most boomers at the upper end of the demographic know healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain a youthful body. And while physical exercise doesn't do much to prevent a boomer's spirit from aging, a new adventure can.

Stones' (Dis)Satisfaction Defined the Summer of '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Listening to "Satisfaction" today, I hear a tirade against a culture that thwarts the basic human need to feel fully alive and engaged -- intellectually, emotionally and physically.

The Littlest Summertime Pleasures That Take Us Back To Childhood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

Sunshine, beaches, family vacations and a perfect tan are only a few of the things we love about our favorite season: Summer. Though we're all grown u...

Why This 70-Year-Old Is Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Ken Solin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Mountain Man Mike is the first in a series of articles about boomer adventurers. Some adventures like Mike's are physical but still have a significant emotional component. Others are less physical and more cerebral. But each reflects a desire to achieve something deeply personal.

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 5

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have come to notice over the past few years that my "little dancing friend" doesn't show up as often in the mornings.

The Most Popular Tunes For Boomer Funerals

Roz Warren | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" recently beat out Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as the song most people choose to have played at their funerals. I'm guessing that we Boomers can take credit for this. Inspired, I asked my Facebook pals to help me put together a playlist.

Aging in Place: When Technology Can Help

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 4

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Now that summer is quickly approaching, I am reminded of one more thing that I really miss from my youth. The warmer weather brings with it bar-b-cues, picnics, baseball games and family get-togethers. These bring out the foods I can no longer eat that I loved when I was younger.

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life

Ken Solin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

When Bruce Jenner came out as transgender, it made me think about boomers coming out of whatever closet they've spent much of their lives in. Whether transgender, gay or lesbian, as a straight, male boomer I wanted to understand their experience, to know how it feels for someone to come out late in life.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 3

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The third "thing" that I want to talk to you about that I miss from my youth is the "ability to drink."

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Today, I proudly watch sports. I am an armchair quarterback. I am the king of fantasy football. Now, instead of dreaming about playing in the World Series or the Superbowl, I travel the world to watch these great sporting events live.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most -- Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Anyway, I bet those of us (men and women) who miss playing competitive sports wish we could go back and have it all over again.

Even Boomers Deserve Better This Presidential Election Season

Ken Solin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

While politics isn't my usual topic, boomers are. The next presidential race is already in full swing, and based on who's running so far, a peaceful future is doubtful.

How To Rekindle A Lost Passion In Your Life

Ken Solin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My partner Sarah has asked me on several occasions in the past few years why I didn't play music in my home. I could never verbalize a reason, but something about her question always made me feel anxious. Still, I pushed the topic aside without ever explaining why to Sarah, or to myself for that matter.

3 Steps Boomers Can Take To Narrow The Employment Gap

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers are sending a signal to the new economy: we aren't 'moving over' to cede our careers to younger generations. Retirement at 65 is either unaffordable or irrelevant to a generation that either must keep working to survive, and/or wants to keep working to serve a meaningful and purposeful life.

How Older Men Can Maintain Their Sexual Health

Ken Solin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Sex was my primary measuring stick to evaluate relationships until I turned 50, which was when I learned the best sex includes an emotional connection. I realize casual sex might work for some over-50 guys, but it can't compare with loving sex.

Online Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Singles From A Man With Experience

Ken Solin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage, and it also takes grit, determination, and stamina. Online dating is a high-wire act. The potential for getting rejected exists no matter how cool or good-looking you are, and there's no net to catch you when you fall.

How To Spring Clean Your Online Dating Profile

Ken Solin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Like your home, your online dating profile could more than likely use a spring cleaning, especially if it has remained the same all winter. The term shopworn also applies to online dating profiles, because they begin to look tattered and picked over if they haven't been changed or updated in a while.