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Something Beyond Survival - Part One

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"

My 75-Year-Old Dad Reviews "Shaun of the Dead"

Leslie Goshko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

They say kids say the darndest things. But my belief is that it's 75-year-old parents who have just discovered a new movie who really blurt out classic nuggets of truth (hell, just look at Shit My Dad Says).

Reversible Destiny

Randy Eady | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Eady

Where longevity is continually affirmed, one expects to find the unexpected. Hence, "Reversible Destiny Lofts" in Toyko, Japan offer a marvelously innovative and functionally foolish way to live your days.

Solutions for An Aging Population (VIDEO)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology

In Bolzano, Italy, almost a quarter of the population is over the age of 65. In fact, Italy, along with Japan, has one of the oldest populations in th...

The Place That Haunts Me

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

"She's dead," my grandmother tells me with a clear look of disdain -- like someone should have seen to it that she was disposed of long ago. "Just no one has told her so."

Do You Really Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The percentage of seniors, age 65 and older, who won't have to pay income taxes this year, is actually around 56 percent according the Tax Policy Center. Here's a breakdown of the 2012 filing requirements along with a few other tax tips to help you determine if you need to file.

State of the Union Unites Generations

Donna M. Butts | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Donna M. Butts

Wherever our children live now or in the future, they must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to their families and the economy. That means the nation, as a whole, must invest now in education and training.

Hospice: End-of-Life Conversations When the End Is in Sight

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

In this post, I'd like to explore the necessity, challenges and goals of having end-of-life conversations once the diagnosis of a life-limiting condition is confirmed.

How Elder Care Will Change By 2050

Posted 02.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Today, for every person aged 65 and over, there are five people under 65 to take care of them. In 2050 there will be three people under 65 for every e...

Lisa Ling On The 'Secret Lives' Of Senior Citizens

Posted 02.05.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Ling In this piece, the host of OWN's “Our America with Lisa Ling” opens up about the episode she’s wanted to do for years -- and th...

The Spiritheart Collective (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 04.02.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

"Can you find your heart beat?" Lou Boden walks over to a woman who has just put her hand up to the question "who can't play music?" He asks her to m...

A Big Side Effect Of Stress

Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty

This will make you stop and count to 10 the next time you're feeling stressed at the office: the more stressed you are in midlife, the more likely it ...

Aging in a Foreign Land: An Elderly Vietnamese Woman Speaks

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Andrew Lam

Author's note: Growing old in America can mean growing more isolated, and that's particularly tough on immigrants whose home cultures stress strong fa...

A Letter To Grandma: What Millennials Could Learn About Faith

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

Faith requires the wisdom of the heart. It's a risk and an investment and altogether too earnest for many millennials. Much like letter-writing, maintaining a spiritual practice takes time and patience. It springs from an enduring love that knows no shortcuts.

Why We Should Stop Trying To Emulate The Young

Dinah Berland | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

Now that the population of healthy, active post-50 members is expected to expand exponentially in years to come, perhaps we have the power to take the lead in turning the tide toward more fulfilling futures for ourselves and, in so doing, also become models for growing older with dignity.

Taking Stock of a Loved One's Health Over the Holidays

Sean Kell | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

While this is a time for reconnecting and sharing special moments, it's also a time when issues related to aging and health come to the forefront as family members recognize a change in the wellness and safety of their loved ones.

Medicare Smash and Grab

Yvonna Russell | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Yvonna Russell

With the sweeping health care reforms of coverage for all Americans, millions of senior citizens should receive qualitative care, and that's the bottom line. My concerns are the financial abuses of Medicare by health care professionals.

Falling Off the Alzheimer's Cliff: Moving My Mother Into Assisted Living

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Within days, we started to see the toll of uprooting an almost 92-year-old woman with moderate dementia from familiar routine into uncharted waters. She could barely stay afloat.

A Human Experience: Volunteering for the Elderly

Casey Miller | Posted 02.05.2013 | Teen
Casey Miller

Every time I visit and work at Aegis, I have a great time. I have so much respect for these men and women, these people who are so much more worldly and wise than me.

Reformed Hoarder: 'The Piles Just Grew'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Judi Manuel, a reformed hoarder, joined Nancy Redd on HuffPost Live Monday to discuss her past as a hoarder. "I felt like I had something if I had...

Resources for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My husband and I are both in our 60's and are interested in making some modest changes to our home to make it more practical and senior-friendly, but aren't sure what to do. What resources can you recommend to help us figure this out?

The Poor, the Elderly, the Disabled Stand to Lose the Most

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In reality, giving has got to come from the heart, not because you are saving some money in taxes. In actuality, though, movements by the government to guide how we live and spend our money are a major influence on how non-profits get funding.

Unknown, Unnoticed and Unreported: Recognizing Elderly Abuse

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

She felt scared and alone. She was ashamed and embarrassed for the actions of her son. Her health, which was stable weeks before, started to experience a systemic decline -- physically and mentally.

Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life Part 2: Sit Down, Take Action

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

You have introduced the idea of having a family conversation, or a series of conversations, about end-of-life wishes and goals. Mom and Dad are on board, the adult children want to know more, and everyone is ready to take the next steps to ensure wishes are followed. Now what?

One Ring

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lawrence D. Elliott

The story of what happened the night the family returned home from the hospital after Grandpa Joe's death is quite amazing.