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WATCH: 79-Year-Old Champion Bodybuilder Sets World Record

HooplaHa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty

Ernestine "Ernie" Shepherd proves age truly is just a number. At age 79 she is a personal trainer, a professional model, a competitive bodybuilder and happier and more fulfilled than she's ever been in her life.

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Cost increases and coverage changes are an annual event for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Fortunately, during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7), you have the ability to shop and compare plans and choose one that better fits your needs and budget. Your new plan will go into effect Jan.1, 2016. Here are some tips that can help with this process.

Must-Read: Consumer Reports' Cover Story on Elderly Scams

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Most people know Consumer Reports for its product tests and unwavering integrity. What most don't realize, however, is that it can also at the forefront of identifying critical trends.

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.

My Aging Dad: What's Lost and What Remains

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

In his prime, my father was a powerful man. He was the first military judge to wear a judicial robe, presiding over courts-martial across Europe. But his prime ended about 25 years ago. My father is now 86 years old.

Malnutrition: The New Senior Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

This week, September 28-October 2, 2015, is Malnutrition Awareness Week. It is an opportunity to spotlight a growing but under-recognized problem facing older adults in America: the hidden epidemic of malnutrition.

10 Lessons for Business Success in 'The Intern'

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Pamela Lutrell

There are so many life lessons the Boomer generation has learned and can pass on to the youth of today and they are beautifully reflected in this movie. I will touch on them without great detail, because I would like you to see it for yourself.

Should Older Americans Live in Places Segregated From the Young?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

We should not view the residential separation of the old from the young as necessarily harmful and discriminatory but rather as celebrating the preferences of older Americans and nurturing their ability to live happy, dignified, healthy and autonomous lives.

7 Senior World Record Holders That Will Change The Way You Think About Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty

Getting older might be associated with frailty and other negative stereotypes, but at Huff/Post 50, we think people only get better with age. Instead ...

Bob Is Back!

Sabine Reichel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

First of all: I want what Bob is having! I want to be in that senior intern program!! It looks like so much fun, and it's just what I need, although I'm not a widow and a few years younger than him. Finally, I can get respect and appreciation, I can teach young people a thing or two just by being my interesting, experienced self.

Specialized Services That Help Seniors Relocate

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The process of selling a house and moving to a new home, or downsizing to a condo, apartment or senior housing facility is a big job for anyone. But it can be especially overwhelming for seniors who are moving from a long time residence filled with decade's worth of stuff and a lifetime of memories. Fortunately, there are several specialized services available today that can help make your mom's move a lot easier.

Home Health Aides and the Negative Consequences of "Fair Wage" Legislation: Why Good Intentions Aren't Enough

Marki Flannery | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Until we agree, as a country, that the services provided by America's HHAs are worth finding the extra Medicare and Medicaid dollars to pay them what they deserve, then we will continue to suffer the negative consequences of piecemeal measures--however well-intended they may be.

Ann Brenoff's Sage Insight on Aging and Family Caregiving

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

L.A-based Huffington Post writer Ann Brenoff is one to watch. She's truly distinguished herself in recent weeks for debunking some of the most common myths about marriage, aging, and family caregiving.

Why Every Older Person Must See Robert De Niro's 'The Intern'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

A few weeks back, I was invited to a screening of 'The Intern,' and I urge every septuagenarian to take your walkers to see it.

The Last Lost Generation, Part 2

Janson Wu | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

The generation that came of age during a time of intense homophobia, that fought tooth and nail to gain the most basic of rights and recognition, even in the face of violent opposition, and that survived the AIDS epidemic, are now finding that the greatest challenges may still be ahead.

WATCH: 73-Year-Old Plays Hockey to Stay Young & Healthy

HooplaHa | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

Today's "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment" brings you an inspiring grandfather! Meet 73-year-old Ben Shaw, an inspiring man who refuses to give up on ...

Harnessing Technology to Understand the Burdens of Caregiving

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

The ACP will outfit 12 families with body cameras that will transmit photos throughout the day showing how caregivers spend their time and focus their efforts.

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

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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.

Millions Touched By Video Of Elderly Couple Reuniting At Airport

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty

Air travel is not a lot of fun. So when you get off a cramped flight, there's nothing like seeing your sweetie waiting for you in the airpor...

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Einstein's View on Seniors and Tech

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

When asked about the technology-savviness of our senior population, most people -- particularly the younger crowd -- would be quick to give low marks.

'I'd Like to Thank Everybody Who Ever Fired or Divorced Me': Looking Back, at 70

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I was laid off as director of broadcast production at an edgy little ad agency because we lost our only TV account. My 20-year marriage ended and 9/11 happened. All in the same month. For the next 10 years, I was just a floundering fear ball, a deer in the headlights.

Aging at Home: Sometimes it Literally Takes a Village

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.30.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

The population of senior citizens is poised to swell dramatically in the next two decades, and the availability of family members to care for their own simply won't keep pace. Fortunately, necessity truly is the mother of innovation, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the growth of the "village" model of community-based support for aging.

N4A Report: Revering the Elderly and Their 'Pot of Gold'

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

From volunteering and mentoring to giving back to the community, America's senior citizens are truly valuable resources worthy of support and appreciation. Kudos to n4a for its impressive documentation of this overlooked truth.

Star Jones Gives a Fresh Perspective on Diversity (Q&A)

Daphne Mallory | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Daphne Mallory

"Diversity is never a non-issue, regardless of the balance in your bank account or your name recognition."