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What Matters Most To Seniors? Q&A With Shelley Lyford, CEO Of West Health

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

What matters most to seniors? In my work as a family physician and geriatrician, and especially as an administrative leader and CEO, I sometimes wonde...

What Matters Most to Seniors? Q&A With Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

What matters most to seniors? In my work as a physician and CEO I sometimes wonder how those of us in "the industry" can continually improve our focu...

What This 89-Year-Old Man Likes To Do All Day

Richard Abrons | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Eighty-nine is not an age you would choose. Too close to the precipice. Yet, on this sunny day in June, I am grateful for the pleasures that lie before me. I have nothing scheduled today. No lunch date, no meetings, no doctors. Iris is playing bridge; I am alone; job and young children belong to bygone times.

Why John Leguizamo Doesn't Want His Kids To Go Into Show Biz

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.21.2016 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo loves his craft, but he doesn't love the business. The actor, whose career spans more than three decades, shared his thoughts on the e...

Injury Is Not Destiny: The Road to Healing

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

When we are injured, we tend to think about what we can't do. Nature, on the other hand, moves quickly to initiate healing. The self‐repair process is spontaneous, natural, and seeks no direction from us.

Proof That Romantic Love Is Alive And Well At Any Age

Vicki Tapia | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

Confession ... for a good part of my life I believed 'older' people lived on a different emotional plane, an asexual planet devoid of desire. It didn't seem possible that someone in the midst of their golden years could experience all those tingly feelings that come from the infatuation of a new love.

Honoring Our Parents: 10 Things the Next President Can Do to Help People Age 85 and Older and Their Families

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The 2016 Presidential primaries are winding down, and the crucial national strategic issue of the growing population of people over age 85 hasn't yet received much attention.

Listening to An Aging Parent

Susan Fishman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty
Susan Fishman

Sometimes I think when we exchange those little glances and giggles about our dear old loved ones -- even when they show us glimpses of brilliance -- the joke is really on us. Maybe when we reach the age of "old," in between the crazy babbling and the far-off stares, we know exactly what we're doing, and what we're teaching.

The 30 Most Annoying Truths About Midlife

Shannon Day | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Day

Yo, middle-age! You sure did sneak up on us. And, although we've been expecting you, my girlfriends and I can't help but feel offended by some of the nasty and mean shit you've brought along to the party.

It's Time For Age Pride, Instead of Ageism

Joanne Friedland Roberts | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Joanne Friedland Roberts

It takes an act of imagination to enlarge our ideas of beauty, value, self worth and possibility. Ashton aims to lead a revolution against age discrimination, making ageism as politically incorrect as sexism or racism. And I'm in! It's time for "age pride" to go mainstream.

Kissing a Needlefish: My Son Turned 18 This Week

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I've always wanted to meet a needlefish up close while swimming or diving. Streamlined and athletic, their bodies glow in silvery blue perfection. Long beaks, very sharp teeth. From a dock I've seen live ones a few times. That's it.

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
S. F. Siddiqui

That day is a constant reminder that things can change in an instant. I made plans, but even with low, safe expectations, things did not go as expected. All I can truly control is how I react, whether I cower and hide, or become bold and take charge. Whether I burst out in tears or in laughter.

When "No Regrets" Evolves on You

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Abby Rosmarin

At 16, "No Regrets" meant never having to say sorry for your actions. It meant shirking away from the consequences of the things you did and said wit...

Why I'm Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

Caryn Berardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Caryn Berardi

As a planning committee, we still have many details left to finalize for our 20th reunion (namely, all of them). But the feedback I have received so far has been anticipation and excitement.

3 Great Reasons Women Over 50 Should Take Up Boxing

Nancy Sommers | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

Girlfriends -- Boxing is for us! Yes, us, women over 50! We were raised never to hit, punch, or hurt anyone, especially with our fists. We were raised to think of boxing as the brutish, aggressive domain of men. But fitness boxing isn't about combat or competition.

The Lies Those Of Us Over 50 Were Told When We Were Young

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

Regrettably, there has been a difficult change in our country, and many of us didn't see it coming. I come from a generation that was given certain promises. So we diligently followed the rules. The world today, however, doesn't see us this way. In many cases, our value isn't recognized.

Sometimes You Need A Dog To Remind You What It Is To Be Human

Scott Plate | Posted 02.19.2016 | Good News
Scott Plate

My stepmother died August 1, 2012. I returned to Florida for the interment of her ashes October 19, and my 84-year-old father announced he wanted to get married again. I suggested we start with a dog.

Why This 54-Year-Old Took A Pregnancy Test

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 02.09.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Shanahan

Last February I travelled with the extended family, but without my husband, to Key West for spring break, where I had my period. When I came back, I had sex with my husband, Jim. In March: no period. Hmm. Was I pregnant? Was it possible?

The Bad Advice I'm So Glad I Ignored When I Was Younger

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

Here are the top five things people have told me over the years and which now at 50+ I'm glad I turned a deaf ear on. Had I listened to them, none of the good things in my life would have happened.

Show Me Your 5 Closest Friends and I'll Show You Your Future

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News
Justin Ricklefs

I've grown older, I've become more aware that friendships like this didn't happen by accident. They happened little by little, in lots of small unnoticed moments.

Elder Orphans: Step One in the Aging-Alone Plan, learn the stages

Carol Marak | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

This article is the second in a series of "Elder Orphans--my aging-alone plan." If you missed the first one, "A Baby Boomer's Aging Alone Plan," then ...

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

Ian McKellen Reveals What May Be The Biggest Upside Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty

Not everyone welcomes aging with open arms, but actor Ian McKellen couldn't be happier with one of the lesser-known perks of being older. The 76-year-...

The First Time I Really Felt Like An Adult

Nancy Roman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I recently had a discussion about the 'inner child' -- the well-founded idea that there is a distinct part of us that is still the small child we used to be. With this concept, our greatest joys and greatest fears arise from the child we used to be. What we loved then, we love even more now.

Update: Health Plan Revisions Help Keep a Promise to Elder New Yorkers

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

Earlier this month, I introduced readers to Mrs. S., who was in danger of becoming bedbound by her arthritis, congestive heart failure and diabetes. B...