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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 | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty

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 07.20.2015 | Gay 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 | 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 05.14.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.

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.

Joan Lunden On 3 Great Ways For Grandkids To Stay Connected With Grandparents

Joan Lunden | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Joan Lunden

While I am a huge fan of using different digital tools to stay connected with others, I also think that nothing can replace the impact of spending some face time with loved ones. These moments are important in building relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren, but can also be useful in helping families keep an eye on an aging loved one's health.

She Demands Attention

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A few days ago I fired up my 1957 Jaguar. I bought the XK140 from a collector two years ago. He had entered it in the vintage British class and won a...

A Hand-Written Letter: Have You Ever Heard of Them?

John P. Rauls | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
John P. Rauls

What would you say is more personal: a handwritten letter or an email? If I asked a sample group of people over the age of 55, I imagine 98 percent would say a hand-written letter is more personal, and far classier!

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.

5 Tips to Communicate With a Loved One Experiencing Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Kate, a 45-year-old working mother of three, has been providing care for her mother, Mary, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. W...

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.

How Retirement Planning Can Leave You Feeling Like Goldilocks

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As we start contemplating our retirement, many of us will opt to move. Some of us will stay in the same town and move to smaller digs, others will finally move to that new dream location or someplace where our dollars will go further. Figuring out the perfect location is a big challenge and no one place is right for everyone. But, rest assured, there is a lid for every pot.

WATCH: This Couple Is Proof That It's Never Too Late To Find Love

Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty

Judy Tatman and Bob Mizer are proof that it's never too late to find love. After Tatman's husband passed away, her son encouraged her to try online...

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.