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The Reason So Many Older People Misunderstand Millennials

Donna Highfill | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I remember the night I took up the offering in my dad's church wearing a midriff shirt with hip-hugger pants. Despite this being the 1970s in California, several older women in the church were traumatized by the event.

When Two Generations Of Women Go On One Unforgettable Road Trip

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty

Alma Valdes always dreamed of piling into an RV and going where the road took her. But by the time she saved up and purchased a motor home in 2012, he...

The Silent Generation, Boomers, Gen X, And Millenials Are 'Wiser Together'

Kari Henley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Kari Henley

In my most recent post, Millenials and Baby Boomers were joked as being equally "lazy." While both stages of life can offer the discomfort of decades ...

Why Generational Differences In The Workplace Will Unlock Success

Jared Buckley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Jared Buckley

Life's greatest secret was randomly dropped in my lap and left for me to process as a young teenager. Was it respect? Was my grandma wanting me to honor my elders?

Age Takes Center Stage Around The Brexit Vote--Not In A Good Way

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ashton Applewhite

In anxious times, we look for scapegoats. But blaming the Brexit on old people is more than reductionist and misinformed. It obscures the origin of the underlying discontents in global capitalism, which profits by pitting us against each other.

Forget Plastics. The Future is Now Baby Boomer Home Retrofitting

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Forget Plastics. The Future is Now Baby Boomer Home Retrofitting Anyone who has seen "The Graduate" invariably remembers this line of dialogue from ...

Inaugural Intergenerational Summer Camp Launches in Southern California

Tzvi Miller | Posted 06.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tzvi Miller

Last week I got the chance to speak with Mr. Brice Harris, a retired man living in Pasadena, California. Harris is a resident of the Villa Gardens Retirement Community, where people live independently or with assisted living. Before retiring, Harris worked as a college professor, teaching at Occidental College, and is now an active and enthusiastic member within the Villa Gardens community.

Generation Power

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the famous Russian author of the immensely powerful and dark Crime and Punishment, said, "The soul is healed by being with children...

Stepping Out of My Role as Physician and Aging Specialist and Into the Role of "Papa"

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Recently, I was able to step out of my roles as physician and aging specialist and be a Papa and an older adult. I was interviewed by two of my grandc...

Awww-inspiring: 10 Adorable V-Day Cards Young People Made for Older Adults | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact

Valentine's Day can be a particularly lonely holiday for many, especially for older adults. By creating (over 30,000!) handmade cards we were able to spread some love and kindness to seniors who need it.

Are We Ready for the Four-Generation Workforce?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

There has been considerable focus on youth employment in recent years, but the UK's demographics are such that the fastest growing segment of the workforce is the over-50s.

Ending the Student Debt Crisis and Expanding Social Security: We Will Win Together

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Don't believe the lies told today by those who seek to pit the young against the old in order to avoid paying their fair share. As the wealthiest nation on Earth at the wealthiest moment in our history, we can afford more spending on the young and the old.

What All The Best Grandparents Have In Common

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

If you want to be a good grandparent, you must incorporate your grandparent role into your identity, respect your children's desires to raise the children the way they want to (as long as there is no abuse or neglect), and communicate effectively with both younger generations.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

Millennials Huge Stake in Social Security

Eric Kingson | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Eric Kingson

When it comes to the future of Social Security, millennials have more at stake than their parents and grandparents. Proposed cuts (e.g., raising the retirement age, changing the way benefits are calculated) would fall most heavily on them.

Valuing Diversity and Investing in Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Imagine how different things for children might be if politicians were the ones to lose their jobs for failing to improve education, reduce child poverty, etc. What is needed is a focus on the needs of children before it is too late.

Katniss Everdeen Isn't the Only Hero Fighting for Her Family

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Our military and their families make tremendous sacrifices. And while we may wave a flag during a Veterans Day parade, we must do more to honor their service and support their families.

Generational Warfare Is a Media Myth: Seniors and Kids Need Each Other

Michael D. Eisner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Michael D. Eisner

Pundits and policy gurus have long been sounding the alarm, warning that the interests of young and old are on an inevitable collision course -- kids vs. canes. But, the halls of Cleveland's Intergenerational School tell a very different story -- one of positive outcomes for all involved.

5 Ways Boomers Can Play Nice With Millennials At Work

Next Avenue | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Nora White and Tom Tischhauser Although labeled as entitled, self-absorbed and sheltered, Millennials are ...

What Boomers Miss When They Bash Millennials

Sam Gilman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Media
Sam Gilman

We hear the same conversation, "Your generation is lazy, selfish and always on your phones." But our parents and Boomer punditry often miss two key parts of the conversation: the immense pressures facing many our generation and millennial efforts to fix our nation's problems.

How Is a Family's Legacy Preserved? If There's an Ethical Will, There's a Way

Steven Abernathy | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Steven Abernathy

An ethical will communicates beliefs, ideas and life-defining experiences which, when unwritten, often go unknown.

FWIW (For What It's Worth): Don't Judge Me By My Generation

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

We can certainly learn some of the characteristics, defining moments and values of each generation, but that's no substitute for taking the time to getting to know the characteristics, defining moments and values of the actual individual people themselves.

6 Family Behaviors That Are Totally Dysfunctional

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Dysfunctional behavior can be easy to slip into for even the most well-functioning families. While the temptation to ...

Home Care Bridging Generations: Invite a Young Person to Visit

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

I recently spoke with a remarkable high school senior, Victoria McGuire, who for the last six years has brought her Girl Scout troop to a Queens adult...

A Kinder, Gentler World for Our Veterans

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Veterans Day provides the perfect opportunity to renew our national promise and stand long for our vets who deserve our respect and a new day, who make it possible -- as Led Zeppelin sings it -- for our forest, and future generations, to "echo with laughter."