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The Great Degeneration

David S. Simon | Posted 01.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
David S. Simon

When it comes to aging, we're all amateurs but are nonetheless expected to take it on like seasoned professionals. Lately, I find myself passionately...

The Harsh Financial Reality Millions Over Age 50 Are Facing

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

William Eaton (his real name) isn't sure he and his dog will survive the winter in Chicago. Eaton, 66, lives in a 2- year-old RV in the driveway of a ...

Holiday Homecomings Bring Cheer

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

With the season of giving upon us, it's important for all of us to look out for each other and stay connected. I've learned, more than ever, how impor...

The Perfect Job For Older Americans Looking For Work

Ken Solin | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

At 70 I became a voice actor. I felt at home acting with my voice mostly because I've always been a performer at heart and voice acting was a logical step.

Being Gay And Old Shouldn't Be Taboo

Peter Field | Posted 11.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Field

The gay world, with its emphasis on youthful good looks and hip fashion trends can be a cold and unwelcoming place for those who are no longer young. ...

Here Are Just A Few Of The Millions Of Very Poor Seniors In America

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.21.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

In all the chatter during the 2016 election campaign about the neglected and overlooked people in the country, precious little was said about the tens of millions of people over 50 who are in desperate or near-desperate financial straits.

Seniors Stripped Of The Right To Vote; Florida Is A Hotspot

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

With days to go before we elect a new President, many of the 1.5 million adults under guardianships in the United States have been stripped of their v...

MLTC Solutions that Bring Managed Care Home (Even If It's '25 Miles Away on Top of a Giant Hill')

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

In the rural upstate town of Canajoharie, New York (population 3,800), hard on the Eerie Canal, an elderly couple in their nineties lives deep in farm...

4-Year-Old Forms Sweet Friendship With Elderly Man At The Grocery Store

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.31.2016 | Parents

Tara Wood and her daughter, Norah, walked into Publix on Norah’s birthday to buy cupcakes and they walked out having made a new friend. In a Faceboo...

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...