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Senior Citizens

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

HooplaHa | Posted 09.18.2016 | 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 09.17.2016 | 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 09.16.2016 | 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.

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 airport. It's ev...

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.08.2016 | 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 09.04.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 08.30.2016 | 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 08.28.2016 | 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 08.27.2016 | Women
Daphne Mallory

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

5 Ways Technology Can Benefit Your Grandparents

Clara Tsao | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Clara Tsao

Today, 60 percent of seniors are online, growing at more than six percent every year. Although millennials are largest users technology, it can be easy to overlook the opportunities computer and mobile devices have to help those 65 and over.

Never Saw a Fat Man Over 70

Jim Fannin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

The weather in most of the country has turned warm and even hot in some places. Yesterday I was walking for some "cooped up, crazy and need to get out...

5 Amazing Seniors Busting Every Aging Stereotype

Hilary Young | Posted 08.21.2016 | Fifty
Hilary Young

National Senior Citizens Day has been celebrated in America since 1988, but often flies under the radar. The day was created by President Reagan when he put forth a presidential proclamation recognizing August 21st as a day to honor the contributions of older Americans to their communities.

Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders and youngers working together can meet the epic challenge of climate change. As Pope Francis writes, "The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development."

WATCH: Eccentric 77-Year-Old Shows Off Her Colorful Style Tips

HooplaHa | Posted 08.20.2016 | Fifty

Her endless energy, desire to learn new things and share this knowledge with others is an inspiration to anyone at any age.

Kevin Bacon Delivers Meals To Seniors, Is Generally Awesome

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2015 | Fifty

Lucky residents of a New York City senior center got to wake up and smell the Bacon Tuesday morning. Literally. The seniors were in for a thrill as ac...

Why This 92-Year-Old Hates Being Called 'Senior'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.14.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

To ignite my creative juices the word senior would not have a chance. The term senior is just not a word, idea or term in my vocabulary. I associate senior with elderly, sedentary, disabled signs on autos, walkers and nursing homes.

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

Redfin | Posted 08.12.2016 | HuffPost Home

In Washington D.C., the number one city on the list, a resident could spend $3,000 on care services and $2,787 on their mortgage, and still spend less than the $5,933 it would take to live in an assisted living facility.

Mobile Safety Products That Can Help Seniors on the Go

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of medical alert products on the market today that give seniors the flexibility to call for help both inside and outside the home.

Can You Be More With Less?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

We can't equate money with happiness. Believe me, the relentless pursuit of money has costs: opportunities to be with friends and family, attending once-in-a-lifetime events with children, and general chances to spend quality time with our loved ones. We can't put a price tag on going to a ballgame, teaching life lessons to our kids or just hanging out and laughing with those close to us.

How Is Society Coping With the Growing Elderly Population?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty
Scott De Buitléir

Are we doing enough to make sure the elderly are represented in the media fairly? Are we doing enough to ensure the elderly can engage with the younger groups of society? Are we doing enough to ensure the elderly have a good standard of living, whether living on their own, with family or in care?

Senator Susan Collins and Elder Care Concern: What It Means to Be From Maine

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

CareLinx wholeheartedly endorses and supports Senator Collins' initiative. We witness first-hand every day the tremendous toll caregiving has on families, both financially and emotionally. And the challenge is going to worsen, as baby boomers begin to age and the pool of family caregivers starts to shrink.

Mom, You Hit a Fire Hydrant

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.31.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Daughter: Mother dear, I can't believe you smashed your car into a fire hydrant. At least you didn't get hurt. Mother: That fire hydrant wasn't there yesterday. Daughter: Oh, Mom, of course it was. I wonder whether you should keep driving. Mother: I'm fine, and I'm not giving up driving.

Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act Will Make Homes Accessible

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This bill is common sense: It would make sure that as more and more Americans reach retirement age, they are able to 'age in place' in their homes. It would also ensure that our veterans who have suffered debilitating injuries on the battlefield are able to more easily find an accessible home.

Advanced Training for Home Health Aides Is Changing the Way Americans Age in Place

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Mary, a longtime home health aide, was asked to fill in for one of her colleagues recently, she found that her new client wasn't even attempting ...