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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.

How to Protect Your Eyes From Macular Degeneration

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Having a parent or sibling with macular degeneration does indeed increase your risk three to four times. But the good news is there are things you can do to protect your eyesight, and a number of treatments that are available if you do happen to get it. Here's what you should know.

Hospital's 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors Proves That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Need a good laugh? Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has you covered with their "Laugh Cafe." A part of the Sibley Senior Association, which ...

Top 10 Small U.S. Cities To Retire In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

After a lifetime of saving and planning for retirement, you don't want to blow it by moving to a place where your dollar just doesn't go very far. Whi...

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

Senior Pageant Queens Prove Beauty Has No Expiration Date

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty

A far cry from the stereotypically cut-throat and ruthless beauty pageants you've heard about, Ms. Senior America is more about working what you'...

Simplified Cellphones for Seniors With Hearing Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several simplified cellphones on the market today that are specifically designed for seniors -- including those with hearing loss. Here are some top options.

Medicare Should Cover Hearing Aids

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

This year, as Medicare turns 50, it's a good time to look back on its half-century of success in providing access to health care for hundreds of millions of older Americans. It's also a good time to look forward at ways we can strengthen this essential program for generations to come.

Preschool Inside A Nursing Home Proves True Friendship Knows No Age

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.25.2015 | Good News

The young and the old connect and learn from one another at this unique facility. In many ways, Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle is a typic...

How Seniors Can Tame Pet Care Costs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Routine medical care can cost hundreds of dollars, while urgent/specialized treatments and procedures can run into the thousands. But, it is possible to reduce your pet care costs without sacrificing their health. Here are some tips that can help you save.

Children Find Ways to Connect With Older Loved Ones Through Storytelling

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Jamison Gosselin

When kids connect with people from different generations, amazing things happen. Ageism among children declines. Seniors are happier and more fulfilled. Individuals in both age groups build long-lasting friendships.

Bridge Players Hope to Trump Alzheimer's

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewis Tyre

While the disease is serious, the approach to fundraising can be unexpected, fun and downright quirky. Games typically start at sunrise and last through the evening. The different strategies for raising funds are as varied as the players.

Did Verizon NY Charge You for a Fiber Optic Service You May Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2006, the NY Public Service Commission granted Verizon NY multiple rate increases (84%) on residential phone service for "massive deployment of fiber optics" and "losses."

3 Power Moves to Keep Your Parents Out of the Hospital

Anne Tumlinson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Anne Tumlinson

You don't want to start your caregiver journey in a hospital. This is sort of like taking your first tennis lesson at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, though, this is often where it starts -- you begin in a lovely state of denial about your parent's frailty.

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are lots of different technology teaching tools available to boomers and seniors today, but what's available to you will depend on where you live. Here are some different places and to look for help.

Verizon's 'Local Service' and Wired Networks Are Profitable Once the Slush Fund of Corporate Expenses Is Removed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and Verizon have continuously said that it is 'uneconomical' to upgrade most areas and that the solution is to force customers onto their wireless services. But, it has all been a financial shell game.

Elder Abuse Growing into a National Crisis

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Do you know what America's "dirty little secret" is? The hidden problem of elder abuse, according to the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL). Here's what you should know about this serious social problem.

Seniors Act Out Their Childhood Dreams In Poignant Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty

It's been said that it's never too late to become what you might have been -- and we've got the photos to prove it. A group of Dutch seniors are l...

How to Tell When a Household Member Is Impeding Your Loved One's Care

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

"Our interventions are often for a limited time, so it ultimately falls on the family to make sure the home environment is working. We're always happy and relieved when a family reaches out to us and asks how they can help."

My Last Lesson

Erin Parker | Posted 06.05.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

When your back is against the wall and you're bloodied and bruised, are you going to give up or fight your way out? The only way out is through, and to make it, you are going to need something more than physical strength.

New Physical Therapy Partnership Revolutionizes Post-Surgical Hip and Knee Rehab

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Katherine*, a 70-year-old semi-retired lawyer, was recently discharged from the hospital following hip replacement surgery, the hardest part of h...

How to Compare and Locate Senior Housing Options

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There's a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what's appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here's a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you search.

Growing Old Ungracefully

Barry David Kluger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Barry David Kluger

In the often-revived Broadway musical "Pippin," the mother of Charlemagne says to her grandson, "I believe if I refuse to grow old, I can stay young till I die."

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

How to Find and Choose a New Doctor

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Thanks to the Internet, finding and researching doctors is a lot easier than it use to be. Today, there's a wide variety of websites you can turn to that provide databases of U.S. doctors, their professional medical histories, and ratings and reviews from past patients on a number of criteria.