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5 Ways Technology Can Benefit Your Grandparents

Clara Tsao | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Clara Tsao

Today, 60 percent of seniors are online, growing at more than six percent every year. Although millennials are largest users technology, it can be easy to overlook the opportunities computer and mobile devices have to help those 65 and over.

Kevin Bacon Delivers Meals To Seniors, Is Generally Awesome

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2015 | Fifty

Lucky residents of a New York City senior center got to wake up and smell the Bacon Tuesday morning. Literally. The seniors were in for a thrill ...

Why This 92-Year-Old Hates Being Called 'Senior'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

To ignite my creative juices the word senior would not have a chance. The term senior is just not a word, idea or term in my vocabulary. I associate senior with elderly, sedentary, disabled signs on autos, walkers and nursing homes.

Hospital Reunites Couple Married 68 Years In Beautiful Gesture

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty

In their 68 years of marriage, Tom and Arnisteen Clark have rarely spent a night apart. So a recent hospital stay was devastating for the couple when ...

Mobile Safety Products That Can Help Seniors on the Go

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of medical alert products on the market today that give seniors the flexibility to call for help both inside and outside the home.

How Is Society Coping With the Growing Elderly Population?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Scott De Buitléir

Are we doing enough to make sure the elderly are represented in the media fairly? Are we doing enough to ensure the elderly can engage with the younger groups of society? Are we doing enough to ensure the elderly have a good standard of living, whether living on their own, with family or in care?

Windows 10: My Kind of Upgrade

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm a whole lot older now. And I've noticed that I'm getting to be as timid about some new stuff as my parents were as they got older. Okay, not quite as bad, but I am more cautious. I'm retired, for one thing. Living on a pension and SSI. And if I trash a computer or cell phone or something, I may not be able to buy a new one for a good long while.

Advanced Training for Home Health Aides Is Changing the Way Americans Age in Place

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Mary, a longtime home health aide, was asked to fill in for one of her colleagues recently, she found that her new client wasn't even attempting ...

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.