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Nation's Largest Seniors Group Pushes Back Against Critics Of Its Social Security Campaign

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics

AARP defended itself Monday against criticism of its “Take A Stand” Social Security advocacy campaign, which has outraged progressives because it ...

Social Security Beneficiaries Are Getting A Modest Raise -- But Many Say It's Not Enough

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

Social Security benefits will rise by 0.3 percent in 2017 to account for inflation, the government announced Tuesday. Although this marks the first c...

Nation's Largest Seniors Group Is Using Conservative Scare Tactics On Social Security

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Television viewers across the country have been treated to some scary advertisements about the future of Social Security. “Our next p...

You Can't Help But Smile At These Photos Of Happy, Grinning Seniors

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.23.2016 | Fifty

You won’t be able to stop grinning at the truly infectious smiles of these perky senior citizens. Indeed, a smile really is worth a million words in...

Famed Target Cashier Gets A Big Reward For His Viral Act Of Kindness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.21.2016 | OWN

Earlier this year, Ishmael Gilbert was working as a cashier at his local Target when an elderly woman entered his check-out line. As Gilbert rang up t...

5 Important Reminders About Senioritis

Shari Medini | Posted 09.16.2016 | College
Shari Medini

Each time I drive my son to preschool, I drive by the high school. The same high school where I spent my senior year, which makes it strange to see ki...

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

The NBA's Oldest Dance Crew Can Definitely Turn Up The Heat

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty

They mesmerize and pump up thousands of fans at American Airlines Arena in Miami with their bold dance moves. No, we aren’t talking about the Miami ...

Who Will Care For Us As We Age? New Research Raises Big Questions

Robert Espinoza | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Robert Espinoza

Who is this population? What are their economic realities? And will the supply of these workers meet growing demand as millions of Americans grow older in the decades that follow?

Easing The Effects Of Humidity On Joint Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Here in Florida, along all of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, humidity comes along with that staggering heat, a fact that residents of these regions are...

Start Getting Your September Shots! Raising Awareness About Adult Vaccinations

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Because October officially marks the beginning of flu season, the month of September is a critical time for all to get immunized against pneumonia and flu. This is an opportunity to bring attention to the need for persons of all ages, but especially older adults, to get these necessary vaccines.

Once The Domain Of Millennials, Uber And Lyft Are Now Pursuing Seniors

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business

Ride-hailing services want to make sure Grandma Betty can get to bridge club just as easily as her 22-year-old grandson travels to and from ... whatev...

Supermarket Introduces 'Slow Shopping' For Shoppers Who Need Help

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty

Thanks to crowded aisles and hard-to-reach items, grocery shopping can be a bit daunting for older shoppers and those with disabilities. To put the jo...

DHA May Slow Cognitive Decline

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

While more research is needed to demonstrate the value of routine DHA screening for all seniors, these studies suggest it may play a role in helping slow the progression of very early Alzheimer's disease.

On the 81st Anniversary of Social Security, Let's Commit to Protecting and Expanding Social Security Benefits

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

If our country could afford Social Security back in 1935 during the Great Depression, we certainly can afford to improve it now. Today, at the richest time in our history, we must not allow the naysayers to block the progress that millions of Americans need us to make.

How to Find Financial Assistance for Elderly Parents

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I go to locate financial assistance programs for seniors? I have been helping support my 70-year-old mother the past coup...

When Alzheimer's Turns Violent

Dayna Steele | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Dayna Steele

When I love my mom to Alzheimer's disease, one of the things I vowed was that I wouldn't wait to fulfill my 'bucket list' items. At the moment, I'm spending the summer with my family in New York City, where we're seeing as many Broadway shows as we can.

AARP To Withdraw From Controversial Conservative Group Amid Rising Pressure

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

AARP announced on Thursday that it plans to let its membership in a controversial conservative group expire at the end of the year, a clear response t...

Value-Based Purchasing Is On Target, But Is It A Value To Older Adults And Their Families?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

As we accelerate the shift to value-based care, one important question we must pause to ask is how older adults, families, caregivers and care providers are keeping pace? Do consumers know how to engage and navigate in this new quality and value landscape?

5 Inspiring Older Athletes That Could Totally Kick Your Ass

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.02.2016 | Fifty

Younger athletes at this year’s Olympics like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt might be household names, but here at Huff/Post 50 we think the older at...

Hoping For The Best And Preparing For The Worst As A Caregiver

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound fracture of her femur. Even though I've worked in the senior care field for 30 years, I'll admit that I wasn't completely prepared for this crisis.

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who's 77, recently had his identity stolen and I ...

What Will It Take To Reduce Infections In The Hospital?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Preventing infection is a team sport. Cooperation -- among doctors, nurses, microbiologists, public health officials and patients -- will be required to control the spread of Zika. Such teamwork is required to prevent more mundane infections as well.

Photos Of Seniors With Old Cats Will Make You Feel Warm And Fuzzy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty

Older pets are often overlooked for adoption, with many families wanting younger pets that they can expect to spend years with. But there is one group...

This Is How To Feel Better Than You Ever Imagined As You Get Older

Ken Solin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Some aging boomers just let it all hang out physically. Unfortunately, many will suffer the consequences of their inaction. I have a close friend who has surrendered his body to nature and while I worry about losing him prematurely, I know there's nothing I can do about his behavior.