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Baby, You Can Drive My Ambulance

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

British clinics aren't much like New York clinics. There's no complaining. Nobody gets flustered and calls the staffers anything ending in "head." Also, the Brits don't mind waiting on lines. It's like sex to them.

WATCH: Brazil Contest Honors 'Most Handsome' Grandfather

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

"They want to see people who are dynamic...who are good speakers who also have good looks and a young soul...how is able to somehow pass this energy t...

Home Health Workers Are Sick of Being Shut Out of Labor Law

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

We ought to ask ourselves what society owes to the workers with whom we entrust the health and comfort of loved ones. Your grandmother's home caregiver, who may be just like family, has a family of her own to take care of when she goes home.

Last Will and Embezzlement

Pamela Glasner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

I learned too late (shortly after my 90-year-old mother's death) that my parents were the victims of elder exploitation. The pain of living through the wreckage this perpetrator has left in his wake is sometimes all but unbearable.

Christopher Mathias

After Standoff, Cops Arrest Crazed 'Hoarder' In Flatiron District

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York

A dispute led an elderly man to allegedly brandish a gun at a window-washer working outside his Flatiron District apartment this afternoon, a police s...

America's Aging Population The Real Barrier To Capping Federal Spending

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

With their vote this week to impose strict limits on future federal spending, House Republicans continued an argument not so much with Democrats as wi...

Unmasked: Now We See the Real Obama

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Recently, like a petulant child told no repeatedly by his parents, Obama has allowed Americans a rare glimpse behind his mask. The facade of Hope & Change has quickly turned into one of Demands & Threats.

Neighbor Enables Aging Parents to Stay at Home

Leann Reynolds | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

Neighbors can fill the gap when it is too much for one person to juggle a full-time job, solid relationships with a spouse and children and the needs of aging and ill parents.

Why Employment Hasn't Fallen Among The Elderly

The New York Times | Casey B. Mulligan | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

While employment rates have fallen sharply among the general population, they have not done so among the elderly. This result is difficult to reconcil...

What Is Grief?

Susan Orlins | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

At the cemetery, my sister and brother stand over our mother's coffin stricken with grief. Dry-eyed, I step up next to them.

Medicare: 45 Years and Going Strong -- We Must Protect It

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. John D. Dingell

For the Republicans to say they are reforming Medicare, not ending it, is like putting feathers on a fish and trying to say it is a duck; you aren't fooling this poor Polish lawyer into believing it is the same program.

WATCH: Elderly Couple Cares For 71 Foster Children Over 15 Years

Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact

An elderly couple in Allentown, Pa. are currently searching for their 72nd foster child, reports WFMZ. Since their own children decided not to have ...

The Choice To End All Choices

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The dying deserve choices in everything from choice of care to choice of where to receive it. Whether to pray or sit quietly. Whether to have visitors. Whether to see a spiritual guide.

20 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Age Gracefully

Pat Montandon | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Pat Montandon

Are you ready to overturn years of thinking and being told -- directly and indirectly -- that you are less valuable as you grow older?

The Health Benefits of Furry Four-Legged Friends

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Pets bring a special companionship and joy to the lives of their owners. But our furry, four-legged friends can offer even more boons, keeping us active and involved in the world and boosting our health.

Aging And The Mind-Body Disconnect

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

In grieving what has been lost, perhaps a space for celebrating the development of new ways of living day by day despite frailty and decline may arise.

America... the Beautiful? Not Without Medicare

Erica Payne | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Today, The Agenda Project released a shocking new video dramatizing Paul Ryan's proposal to end Medicare. The video -- which shows an elderly woman ge...

America's Moms: No Holiday From Hunger

Enid Borden | Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

Will next year be any different? Will we inch one step closer to ending the disease of senior hunger in this country? Yes. But only if we don't wait another year to celebrate Mother's Day.

Project Finds Abuse, Neglect and Death In Florida Assisted Living: How You Can Help

Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact

"Angel Joglar, 71; killed when left in a bathtub of scalding water." "Gladys Horta, 74 years old; strapped so tightly the restraints ripped into her ...

The Coming War Over Social Security

Ray Suarez | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

Is Social Security a good deal for Latinos? As the workforce gets browner in the coming years, it's a reasonable thing to ask whether Social Security taxes and benefits help all workers in the same way.

Is America Failing Our Nation's Seniors?

Enid Borden | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Enid Borden

By 2007, the number of seniors facing the threat of hunger was six million, a 20 percent increase in just six years.

Weekly Pulse: DCCC Ad Shows Grandpa Stripping for Extra Cash to Pay for Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7FiBsR8OQ[/youtube] How will the next generation of seniors ...

Saving Medicare From "Private-izing" Ryan.

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What kind of person deliberately deceives and misleads hundreds of millions of people into accepting a fairy-tale for their future health coverage -- and would leave them powerless to do anything about it?

Who Stands for Children and the Aged?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The Democrats claim to want to make the devastating cuts to social programs with a scalpel rather than a machete. But whether an assailant uses a scalpel or a machete, victims are going to bleed.

Head Of Nursing Home Group FIRED During Cancer Recovery

The Washington Post | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact

Marla Gilson had just returned home from a second round of chemotherapy to treat an acute form of leukemia when the e-mail arrived. She had asked h...