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Senior Citizens Boogie The Night Away At Their Own Prom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

The belles of this ball are a little older and a little wiser, but still know how to get down. Project Generations, an organization run by student...

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

When I'm 64, or Maybe 63? Public Views About Retirement Age

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Many Baby Boomers are facing a difficult decision: when to retire? Their personal choices are being made in the context of a longstanding debate about the appropriate age for workers to leave the workforce.

A Brilliant Solution To Fight Back At Senior Financial Abuse

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg At a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing last month on ways to attack the scourge of elder f...

This Woman's Just Turned 92, And Is Still Doing Headstands

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I honestly never think about the number of years I have been on this planet. But I do think about the millions of miles my divine, wonderful and dependable feet have travelled, and it never ceases to amaze me.

The Bad Advice I Gave My Elderly Parents About Money

Dr. Stanley Riggs | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Stanley Riggs

I watched my 96-year-old mother as she napped in the comfortable nursing home. I couldn't help but think of how long she, as a grade school teacher, and my father, as a municipal worker, had worked, sacrificed and saved for their retirement.

Home Health Aides, Patients and Families: The Complex Challenge of Delivering Safety (Part One)

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Although the majority of home care cases go smoothly, we need to ensure that our home health aides, nurses and therapists are also prepared for any difficulties that may arise in dealing with clients or their family members.

In Vogue: Boosting Social Security

Max Richtman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

For too long, Washington's fiscal hawks and conservative ideologues have monopolized the conversation about our nation's safety net programs. Their misleading messages and PR campaigns are designed to undermine public confidence in the Social Security program.

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

One of the last eyewitnesses to what it was actually like to be an Italian-American in Little Italy after World War II is being evicted by the very repository of this rich history, The Italian American Museum. It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. Evict her? They should hire her.

Protecting Our LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Scott Wiener | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wiener

Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on groundbreaking legislation protecting LGBT seniors who are living in long-term care facilities, whether nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, or other similar housing. This legislation, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and HIV status, is long overdue.

King Lear and the Silver Tsunami

Brendan Hare | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

One of the great pains of aging comes when you discover how much time you wasted being wrong. One of its greatest pleasures may follow this -- when you see there's still time to change.

Handy Aids For Achy Hands

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are literally hundreds of different arthritis aids and other products on the market today that can help people with arthritic hands and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Ageism and Its End

Brendan Hare | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

The term "ageism" is an abstraction. It strains to capture a varied and complex phenomenon. As used here, ageism comprises systematic neglect, segregation, isolation, and bigotry. Like other prejudices, it works by constructing artificial barriers.

How the Hell Did This Happen?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula H. Noe

I am still very grateful that I am in this temporary (although ridiculous) situation and I remind myself of this fact often.

Maximizing the Potential of Older Workers

Linda P. Fried | Posted 05.17.2015 | Small Business
Linda P. Fried

Life expectancy in the United States has increased in the last century by nearly 30 years and continues to grow each year. One of the consequences of this transformation is that older workers are available to remain in the workforce longer.

Senior Malnutrition: A National Nutrition Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

A lot of appropriate attention is focused on hunger and food insecurity as well as obesity. However, malnutrition, also known as undernutrition, is a bigger threat because of the deeper health consequences it creates.

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family. These documents will make sure your wishes regarding your estate are legal and clear, and will help minimize any conflicts and confusion with your family and your health care providers if you become seriously illness or when you die.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Ol Parker is back as the screenwriter, and John Madden returns as the director. Both try to give this sequel the same feel as the first, but they've run out of ideas. Buying a new hotel seems like a giddy capitalistic exploit.

Simplified Smartphone Options for Tech-Shy Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several different ways you can go about getting a simplified smartphone that's easy to use. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, here are some different options to consider.

How to Protect Yourself From Osteoporosis Bone Fractures

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can a person in their early 50s have osteoporosis? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter the doctor that treated me told me I...

The Secret To Living Life To The Fullest

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

You are two persons living together. You and your brain. You are not the boss. Your mind is the boss. I love my mind when it behaves and does what I ask it to do, which most of the time it does not.

Do You Need To File A Tax Return in 2015?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned (gross income) -- and the source of that income -- as well as your filing status and your age. Your gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not counting your Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately.

A Holocaust Survivor Band Plays The Music Of Their Youth

South Florida SunSentinel / The Associated Press | Lois K. Solomon | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They're almost 90, survived the Holocaust and love to play music together, so why not? Saul Dreier and Reuben Sosnow...

Let's Choose to Create a Better Internet

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Stephen Balkam

In a small way, we are co-creators of the Internet every time we log on, send a text or upload a photo. In what might seem to be in an insignificant way, we add to the tone, tenor and nature of the web by our actions, by what we contribute and by what we choose not to respond to.

Can It Ever Be?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Divorce
Amy Elias, MS

Can it ever be? I ask myself over and over. Can it ever be, new and alive like morning clover With dew drops a'glistening?