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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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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.

Want To Retire Early? Cut The Cord, Study Says

Buck Wargo | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

For baby boomers who hope to retire early and enjoy the rest of their lives with travel and other pursuits they've put on hold, it helps to have children that are financially independent.In fact, you're more than twice as likely to retire earlier if you don't have to support your adult children.

4 Tips To Deal When Your Partner Is A Backseat Driver

Ken Solin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer couples frequently criticize each other's driving, and they persist no matter how annoying until it all too often escalates into something bigger than warranted.

Passion Without A Paycheck Is No Retirement At All

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers with the assets and support to retire comfortably represent a smaller and smaller segment of the aging population in our country. Hammered by the Great Recession, reduced pension plans, rising healthcare costs, corporate downsizing, as well as by ageism and reduced opportunities for employment, boomers are going to be increasingly squeezed financially.

Transforming the System of Care for Older Adults: The Affordable Care Act, Five Years Later

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

While portions of the ACA continue to be debated, using the tools within the ACA to drive innovation in the public and private sector at the community, state and federal levels should be a priority for all who care about better care at lower costs.

Sex and the 60-Year-Old: The Singles Dance

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

More people trickled in. Several wore dancing shoes. Several were couples. At least one had an oxygen pack with him. Some of the cars people drove were even older than the drivers. Susan's hopes were rapidly fading.

How To Decide Whether To Remarry Or Live Together

Ken Solin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I urge boomers to ignore any pressure to marry again quickly, whether from a partner, friends, or relatives. This is your life and it's entirely your decision. Neither my partner nor I choose to marry, but we both feel living together is a viable option.

Why It's So Hard To Look Good In A Swimsuit After 50

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Swimsuit shopping is difficult because, while other forms of clothing can change to accommodate aging bodies, swimsuits are mostly stuck on pause.

Destination Birthday: Turning Sixty in Sayulita

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Jeb Harrison

Never mind destination weddings. When you're celebrating your sixth decade on the planet, like many baby boomers will this year, you deserve a destination birthday.

7 Ways To Prove You're Full Of Energy At Work

Next Avenue | Phyllis Weiss Haserot | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Phyllis Weiss Haserot With today’s tight labor market and dramatic demographic changes, employability criteria suc...

Paul and Ringo Are Good Role Models for Aging Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

The Beatles were always changing and evolving, which is why growing up with them was such a rich experience. They were always doing something new. As George Martin said recently, "They would always want to look beyond the horizon, not just at it."