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The American Drug Crisis -- It's Not What You Think

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherry Gray

While we all love to hate the man with the most punchable face in America, Martin Shkreli, his despicable actions shed light on a situation all Americ...

What Really Keeps Me Going At Age 93

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

If you want to give yourself a super charge just 10 minutes out of your busy day -- then connect with Jose and you will experience boundless energy and strength. You, too, can be a great team and what's more -- you will look better, feel better and life will be better. It's really so simple.

7 Guaranteed Things Every Retiree Should Do to Stay Healthy and Sharp

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Aging is the dreaded yet inevitable voodoo man that everyone sees in their dreams. It is the nightmare that eventually comes true and while so...

The Healthiest Way For Older People To Waste Some Time

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

If you were raised on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s, you were probably taught that games -- Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Pick Up Sticks, Monopoly etc. -- were for rainy days. In my family it was a sin to be indoors on a sunny Saturday or Sunday, or after school, or on summer vacation.

Meet The Purlettes -- Do-Gooder Senior Knitters Making A Difference

Laura Dixon | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

On Dec. 4, millions of TV viewers got a glimpse of an up-and-coming purse company with a unique business model -- the bags are all hand-knit by residents in an assisted living community.

How to Protect Your Aging Parent from Falling

Laura Dixon | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

"I've fallen and I can't get up!" You may've laughed along with millions of other Americans in the '90s when the catchphrase from a particularly cheesy Life Alert commercial was parodied over and over again on sitcoms and in the media.

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.

Never Saw a Fat Man Over 70

Jim Fannin | Posted 08.25.2015 | 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...

Playgrounds For Seniors Are Coming Soon To A City Near You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

No more sitting around in the park feeding the squirrels. Playgrounds designed for seniors have caught on in Asia and Europe and are beginning to make...

Obsession With Confined Space

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marwa Azab

Why are we so fascinated with walls? Tall, thick and soundproof? For the longest time, isolation has been a method of shunning a person who has tran...

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.

Keeping Love Together: Breaking Down 3 Myths about Senior Housing for Couples

Amy Bryant | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Amy Bryant

There are unique misperceptions and challenges involved with the search for senior living options for a couple.

6 Tips For Better Sex From An Erotic Romance Author

Desiree Holt | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Desiree Holt

When couples are younger I think they look at sex like fast food -- get as much as you can as often as you can. Just gorge yourself on it. But as you get older you discover that if you learn relax, with food and sex, the pleasure can be indescribable. You learn sex is like a fine meal, something to be slowly savored, not gobbled on the run.

Creative Aging: The Best of Science and Art

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Imagine an organization whose sole focus is the creative well-being of seniors. The National Center for Creative Aging recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding its first Leadership Exchange and Conference.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

Mother's Day

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

In my work teaching older adults, I listen to their issues, guide them in living healthier lives, and build their confidence to keep them moving strong. I feel I have an honored role. Together we sort out what matters most in their lives, and find solutions to help them live full, enriched, independent lives. In return, I receive their joy and wisdom.

Deepak Chopra's Timeless You

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." This famous quote by Marcel Proust can easily be dismissed as a qu...

The 11 Things I Appreciate That I Used To Take For Granted

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

The contrarian in me resists making any resolutions. Most just make me feel guilty because I fail to meet my own expectations. My philosophy these days is to enjoy what I am doing and not push myself to the point of crankiness. But I do have a resolution of sorts that has nothing to do with diet, exercise or career goals. It has to do with gratitude.

Essential Guide to Surviving Hip Fracture

Hilary Young | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hilary Young

Hip fractures are not easy to bounce back from. The plain and simple truth is that hip fractures can often lead to long-term complications, which can end up forcing you into assisted or nursing home living for an extended stay.

Holiday Gatherings: A Time to Check in With Loved Ones

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

The period beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's is the busiest long-distance travel season of the year. This means that many of us will see relatives for the first time in many months. Use holiday family gatherings as an opportunity to look closer, listen harder and determine if your help is needed.

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...

Study Aims To Show Singing In Choirs Is Good For Seniors

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty

What might motivate researchers to solicit senior singers for a dozen choirs around San Francisco? Backed by a $1.9 million grant from the Nationa...

Seniors and the Heat: Staying Cool in High Temperatures

Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born

As the summer months continue to heat up, staying healthy in increasingly high temperatures is an issue facing many elderly people and the loved ones who care for them.

More Action Needed for Seniors' Oral Health

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Roughly 75 million Americans are considered to be the generation known as Baby Boomers, or those who were born between 1946 and 1964. This large porti...

The Caregivers' Guide to Summer Travel

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Summer is upon us, and vacation is in the air. But the prospect can be daunting for someone limited by illness, disability or age, as well was for the 65.7 million family caregivers who help a loved one get through the day safely.