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Thoreau is Alive (and Crankier Than Ever) on His 200th Birthday

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Peter Mandel

In a recent piece in the Book Review section of The New York Times ("Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau") John Williams reminds us that "if the air ...

Survey Reveals U.S. Adults Are Resigned To The Symptoms Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.01.2015 | Fifty

It's true that physical aging is a natural part of getting older, but a new survey reveals just how many American adults are unaware of when and how o...

For Individuals With Disabilities, There's No Place(ment) Like Home

Micaela Connery | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Micaela Connery

It's the physical space where we greet each day. It's the people who we clock the most hours alongside. It's where we welcome guests, cozy up when we're sick, and retreat at the end of a long week.

Monitoring System Takes Stigma And Stress Out Of Aging Independently

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty

For any senior who has cringed at the infamous "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up" ads, there's a new product in store that can take the stigma out...

Yes, My Adult Son with Down Syndrome Lives at Home

Mardra Sikora | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

The first thing you should know is this: My son Marcus is an adult with Down syndrome and he lives with us, not because he has to, but because we want to live together.

How Retirement Planning Can Leave You Feeling Like Goldilocks

Moira McGarvey | Posted 02.01.2017 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As we start contemplating our retirement, many of us will opt to move. Some of us will stay in the same town and move to smaller digs, others will finally move to that new dream location or someplace where our dollars will go further. Figuring out the perfect location is a big challenge and no one place is right for everyone. But, rest assured, there is a lid for every pot.

Independence: Why People Adapt Their Homes for Aging

Rachel Adelson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Too often, it appears, people make needed home modifications only after a health crisis - a crisis that might have been prevented by something as simple as a well-placed grab bar, better lighting or a floor free of scatter rugs.

Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are lots of small adjustments and simple modifications you can do to make your home safer and livable as you age that are very inexpensive or completely free. Here are several to consider.