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The Old News

Robert Julian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Robert Julian

Once upon a time, network news programs placed important issues of the day under the microscopes of Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, and Harry R...

'Please Don't Tell Me 60 Is The New 40'

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Elisabeth Dale

Please don't tell me 60 is the new 40. Screw that, because it only applies to older women, not senior men. Let me 'look' my age. I embrace each day, month, and year given to me. I'm even looking forward to growing out my hair color and going for the gray, or maybe white.

Talking to Millennials About Your Senior Living Choices Long Before You Need Them

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Dayna Steele

If you're over 50, chances are you've thought about moving your parents into a senior living community. If you're under 30 or a minority, however, you may actually be less likely to consider this option for your parents.

Easing Baby Boomers' Concerns About Moving an Aging Loved One

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

Moving is tough; ask any 10-year-old coming to grips with the first move from his or her childhood home, or a 60-year-old baby boomer pondering the th...

A Valuable Checklist For Those Seeking Assisted Living

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.24.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Hunting for assisted living can be hard. You want to find the best place for your loved one -- and it needs to be clean, well run, and within your price range. And you need to get a good sense of what each community is really like, not just what its advertising says about it.

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.

7 Actionable Tips To Help You Tackle The Senior Living Discussion

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

Holiday visits allow you to see the new paint color your mom chose for the guest bedroom or test out the rocking chair your dad built in his wood shop. These visits can also shed some light on mom and dad's quality of life in their current living situation, which may prompt additional conversations.

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You -- Incontinence

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

In this new blog series, Things Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You, we look at issues and problems that could be happening in your aging parent's life that they are not telling you about -- and offer solutions to help manage these situations.

Let a Veteran Inspire You

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

As Veterans Day approaches, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be in touch with so many of the men and women who have shaped this country's history...

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

Whether it's due to pride, a desire to maintain their independence, or forgetfulness, if you have aging parents there are likely things they aren't telling you. And that can be both troubling and dangerous.

Four Unexpected Ways You'll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives.

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...

Mom, You Hit a Fire Hydrant

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | 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.

4 Tips to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Identity Theft

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
NextAdvisor.com

Although most anyone can be a target of fraud and identity theft, senior identity theft is on the rise and those ages 50+ are often in the cross-hairs of scammers. The U.S. government is taking steps to help circumvent the high level of fraud aimed at seniors, but it can only do so much -- and progress in this area has been fairly slow.

The Golden Girls Retirement Plan: Oh Rose, Where Did Our (Pension) Funds Go?

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Second in a series. Major intellectuals, foremost philosophers and all my friends at the Abbey agree that most financial (or indeed life) issues can be explained in terms of the "The Golden Girls." In this episode Rose Nylund, played by the inimitable Betty White, faces a double whammy.

How to Choose the Best Place to Retire

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're interested in relocating when you retire, like millions of other baby boomers, there are a wide variety of free Web-based resources that can help you find and research a new location that meet your wants, needs and budget. Here are several to help you get started.

Brennan Williams

Angela Bassett On The Aging Conversation We Need To Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices

Preparing for the living care of a loved one can be overwhelming -- especially when an unexpected event comes before those first steps. For actres...

6 Things To Look For In Your Next Home

Robyn Stone | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

In recent years, I've watched many friends abandon the homes they thought would serve them until the end of their days. These friends had many -- and sometimes quite unexpected -- reasons for moving.

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...

When Living Longer Isn't Really Living

Barbara Hammond | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

For years, my mantra has been, 'I don't want to outlive my usefulness.' As long as I am productive, which could be making dinner or helping a friend in need, I will feel useful. When that time ends I want to go quietly and quickly. How do you arrange that? Obviously you can't.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Seniors And Their Families

Joan Lunden | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Joan Lunden

I remember all too clearly that moment when I was searching through my mother's home, desperate to find her driver's license, her marriage certificate and other important documents that I needed in order to help her.

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.

When Did Life Become a Competitive Race?

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Mindfulness is perfectly suited for the over-60 lifestyle. This may be the first stage in life when it's possible to focus attention on our own lives with a fuller perspective, informed by a lifetime of accumulated wisdom.

Aging in Place: An Intergenerational Priority

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Designing environments for seniors to age in place is an important part of the benefits communities can provide for individuals in the 21st century. And everyone -- across all generations -- will benefit from this emphasis on promoting better health across the life cycle.

Our Job Is to Enable Well-Being

Robyn Stone | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

We're literally taking a page out of Gawande's book by recognizing that our real job is not just to put a roof over the heads of our older citizens.