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The 5 Biggest Regrets Older People Have At The End Of Their Lives

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Autumn seems like an appropriate time to share some expert advice about regrets. Poets associate the coming of fall with lost chances, missed opportunities, and the passing of precious time. Tennyson looked at an autumn landscape and evocatively wrote the following.

I Work With Elders Because I Am Selfish

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

I work with elders because I am selfish: I want to limit my own suffering in old age, and hopefully others' along the way. I am open and actively learning from elders and the aging process.

The Pope's Call Across the Generations

Donna M. Butts | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

The Pope has left the building. He inspired hope. Now it's our turn to respond by acting on that hope.

Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders and youngers working together can meet the epic challenge of climate change. As Pope Francis writes, "The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development."

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

Elder Abuse Growing into a National Crisis

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Do you know what America's "dirty little secret" is? The hidden problem of elder abuse, according to the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL). Here's what you should know about this serious social problem.

Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Short-term thinking created our current climate predicament.

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare Calling

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

In 2012, Mai attended a Palliative Care Education and Training program for improving end-of-life care, held at Stanford University School of Medicine. His participation turned out to have a big effect on the Vietnamese community in San Jose.

Interior Secretary Has 'Much to Learn' from Kivalina's Iñupiaq Elders on Climate Change and Village Relocation

Jennifer J. Marlow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Jennifer J. Marlow

Co-authored by Michael Gerace, Re-Locate founder, and P. Joshua Griffin, doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Washington. Photo...

Nursing Home Resident On Group Disney Trip: 'I Felt Like A Kid Again On Christmas Morning'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News

The most magical place on Earth isn't just for kids. For the past four years, Signature HealthCare, a company that operates several nursing and re...

Yagana Shah

Elders Around The World Offer One Key Piece Of Advice To Young People | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

The best advice really is the simplest -- and who better to dish it out than the people who have seen and lived through it all. YouTube personality Fr...

Elders Reacting To Kim Kardashian's Nude Photos Could Break The Internet

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy

If Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover didn't already break the Internet, this sure will. The latest "React" video series from The Fine Brothers fea...

Pittsburgh Reaches Out to LGBTQ Elders During Holidays

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

So many of our seniors live alone, compared to heterosexual seniors. This situation can create many kinds of health disparities: falls, depression, increased substance abuse, poor nutrition. Our LGBTQ elders need connections to other people who can provide socialization and reduce isolation.

Dementia 101: 6 Ways Dementia Changes How You Think

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

One becomes more easily distracted and has trouble paying attention and multitasking. In our fast pace media inundated world this can be very challenging. Creating a space where one can go at their own pace, and distractions are limited, can be very helpful (for those with and without a diagnosis).

5 Reasons the Senior Crowd is the It Crowd

Cindy Brandt | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Not to be Negative Nelly, but the honest truth is that life is hard. Nobody lives through decades of life and not have weathered some severe storms.

Remembering Vietnam, Ministry-of-Truth Style

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

It was our duty, they said. The government wouldn't lie to us. Serving our country would make men of us. We didn't know what war was, but we would find out. And we did. And few of us will ever forget what have commonly been called "the lessons of Vietnam."

Does the Road Make the Difference? (PHOTOS)

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

No matter what choices life throws at you keep following your path, refuse to settle, and walk your road your way, it makes all the difference.

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/ | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

Living Peace Everyday

Paul Singer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Singer

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the "Wisdom of the Elders Pillars of Peace" conference focusing on peace, compassion and ethical leadership.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

Reinvest in California Seniors to Boost Local Economies

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Henry A. J. Ramos

More than 68 percent of Californians say that poverty is a critical issue for the state to address, and majority support restoring the social safety net.

What It's Like To Be Suddenly Poor And Homeless At 70

Sandi Bachom | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I'm a new demographic... what I call, 'suddenly poor'... people who have had money and because of some unforeseen circumstance are now broke. Many are homeless and most are seniors. I'm on Social Security, Medicare and food stamps, which makes me a Socialist I guess. But it wasn't always like this. I used to be rich.

Yagana Shah

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us, right? Well, whoever came up with that phrase probably wasn't a grandparent. As a...

Deja Vu in Ukraine

Judith Fein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

It wasn't like any other trip I've taken in my life. From the moment I arrived in Ukraine, I could feel the past under my feet, in front of me, behind...

LGBT People: Our Longing for Home, Our Right to Housing

Robert Espinoza | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

As two recent reports demonstrate, for many LGBT people -- specifically LGBT people of color and elders -- the quest for home routinely comes up against a housing supply that's dilapidated, stretched thin, too expensive and far removed from the cities and neighborhoods we deserve to inhabit.