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How To Celebrate The Holidays In Assisted Living

Laura Dixon | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

While some assisted living residents leave their communities to visit family during the holidays, it's not uncommon for residents to stay put.

My Mother's Dog Speaks The Truth

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I don't speak Canine. But apparently my 91-year-old mother does. She is closer to her yapping beagle, Chipper, than anyone in the world. She walks him twice a day, cuddles with him on her couch, feeds him from the dinner table and worries about him constantly.

Program Sparks Beautiful, 'Unique Chemistry' Between Students With Autism And Elderly

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.23.2014 | Good News

Students with autism in Alpharetta, Georgia, are forming unique friendships with the elderly through a very special program. The Lionheart School p...

The One Thing I Learned That Alzheimer's Can't Take Away

Morgan Olson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Teen
Morgan Olson

As Glorine signed "happy," I continued to learn that while Alzheimer's can strip a person of many things, it cannot take away the ability to feel and express emotions.

Aging Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Aging single isn't the easiest challenge many people will face, but if that's you, look around and you'll find this is a good time to do it.

The Lifestyle More Older Women Are Starting To Embrace

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Midlife women are doing it again. As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional. Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. However, this raises an important question.

This Could Be The #1 Feature In Your Retirement Home Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty

Home builders and designers are looking down the road at what midlifers might want in their future retirement homes. And they may have hit the porcela...

Getting Physical, Geriatric Style

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

For the past month I've been in Australia where I've had the honor of looking after my darling, aging mum. In an effort to keep her social and supple, I've taken her to a couple of geriatric exercise classes where all walkers are abandoned, best clothes are donned, and comments are rampant.

15 Best Places To Retire For Real Estate Investments

Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

You know the saying -- a house just isn't a home unless it has some appreciation value. Well, not quite, but capitalization rates and the like are thi...

WATCH: These Senior Couples Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weddings

There's probably no song that means more to a couple than their "first dance" song from their wedding, and in a unique new video, four couples adorabl...

Shared Housing Ideas For Older Gays And Lesbians

Next Avenue | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joan M. Burda Here’s how LGBTs can find housemates after 60 -- and avoid legal problems and personality conflicts...

My Dream Retirement Home

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Someday, we could face the decision that confronts many seniors: the need to move to assisted living. Obviously, I hope this will be a long way off, but it's not too soon to start thinking about it.

88-Year Old Proves You're Never Too Old To Marry

Posted 01.15.2013 | Weddings

Betty Jane Allshouse knows exactly what people mean when they say, "It's never too late." In November 2012, the 88-year-old retirement home reside...

Extreme Downsizing: Could You Live In This Tiny Home?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Fifty

Is it just a popular misconception that retirees downsize to smaller homes? While some certainly do, recent research from the National Association of ...

Top 10 Towns To Buy A Vacation Home

Posted 05.10.2012 | Fifty

Retirees are ditching far-away vacation rentals and exotic retirement getaways and opting to buy closer to home, according to a recent study by the Na...

'Stonewall' Generation Struggles With Old Age

Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

A recent study released by the University of Washington's School of Social Work is turning attention toward a group of seniors who face unique (and ig...

What Will Retirement Homes Look Like In 2050?

Extreme Tech | Sebastian Anthony | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

Technology is accelerating at an exponential rate. If you need proof of this, look at the kind of tools that we had in the 1800s (looms, steam engines...

Obama Pastor Gets $1 Million Retirement Home From Church

Luxist | Deidre Woollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Controversial pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright is getting a luxurious retirement home. The Tinley Park Southtown Star reports that Barack Obama's forme...