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Seniors: Don't Take Away My Car Keys Yet!

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Getting seniors to give up the keys to their car is no small task and, frankly, I am quite sympathetic to the seniors. After a lifetime of independenc...

A Gift From Jack

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

This morning, I was sitting in the courtyard next to our home working on my computer. The weather was terrific, clear and breezy. I was focused on a d...

Those On The Front Lines Of The Aging Mega-Trend

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Welcome to 21st century America -- where we have longer lives than ever before, and more hopes for healthy aging. We are, happily, the beneficiaries of breakthroughs that have given us life spans that not long ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. But we also face serious challenges.

How Medicare Handles Second Medical Opinions

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some ot...

Motion Picture Academy's Elders and Flacks Feel the Tug of the Rug at their Feet

Dick Guttman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Senior members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and members of its Public Relations Branch have reason to be concerned that the Acad...

Baby Steps

Ishan Patel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Ishan Patel

Going to college is a huge step in life and applying is far from relaxing. It can be overwhelming and the thought of it will probably consume you at some point, but remember, nothing is more important than your health. So sleep in, go to the beach, hangout with friends, play outside, just enjoy your youth, because it'll be over before you know it.

3 Steps To Building Wealth In Your 50s | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty

For many people, turning 50 signals a shift in the way they approach their finances. If you have kids, they're probably preparing to leave the nest and you may just be hitting your stride in terms of your earning power. With retirement looming, now's the time to amp up your efforts to save.

The 5 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Conde Nast Traveler

by The Editors of Condé Nast Traveler. Photo: Getty We dream of the day when we can put our out-of-office notification on forever and settle ...

Best Simple Smartphones for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.06.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading fro...

Why I'll Take My Wrinkles Over Plastic Surgery Any Day

Leslie Handler | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I don't think this is a bad thing. I believe that if you've always had a big nose and hated being taunted for it, there was nothing wrong with having it adjusted to make you feel better about yourself. If you have "Obama" ears, and they bother you, get them fixed, and if you have wrinkles, and you don't like looking old, get a face lift.

7 Guaranteed Things Every Retiree Should Do to Stay Healthy and Sharp

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Aging is the dreaded yet inevitable voodoo man that everyone sees in their dreams. It is the nightmare that eventually comes true and while so...

The Very Best Travel Discounts For Those Over 50

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine The next time you travel, ask about a “senior discount.” You may discover there are fabulous pe...

Unhappy? Just Live By The F-Words

Sabine Reichel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

Life is sometimes tough in a big city that doesn't give a hoot about you when it comes down to it. And so here I was, a bit forlorn, a little depressed, without orientation.

'Airbnb For Seniors' Helps Link Travelers With Like-Minded Hosts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty

What do you do with that spare bedroom or two once the kids have flown the coop? You could use it as storage for unwanted junk or for the treadmill yo...

America's Seniors Can Count on Hillary Clinton

Doris Matsui | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Doris Matsui

This May, we celebrate Older Americans Month by honoring our seniors. But our obligations to them and their caretakers must be enduring throughout the year. Hillary Clinton's record proves she will never roll the dice on our seniors' futures.

How Adult Daycare Saved My Family

Derrick Y. McDaniel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Derrick Y. McDaniel

Last week I received a letter from a young lady in North Carolina that I've never met, thanking me for advice that I didn't know I'd given her. The author, a teenage girl, felt she'd "lost" her mother to caring for her grandma who has dementia. I've retyped the letter below (with minor edits for clarity/brevity and intentionally omitted names for privacy).

How to Pick a Medicare Advantage Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I'm approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provid...

My Dad Isn't Superman

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Though he may be giving up driving, he still sits firmly in the driver's seat of his life's direction. And I will continually remind myself to be a supportive-mostly silent-passenger on his journey.

The Old News

Robert Julian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Robert Julian

Once upon a time, network news programs placed important issues of the day under the microscopes of Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, and Harry R...

Simplified Tablets Designed for Tech-Challenged Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I'm interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that's super simple to use. ...

For Homeless Seniors, the Writing is on the Wall

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.05.2016 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

Reports show a drastic need to build additional affordable housing for seniors. A study recently indicated that there are 10 seniors on average on hou...

May Junior College Readiness Tips

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

May is a pivotal time of year for highly school juniors. Proactive college planning will empower their senior year college application process. Below we provide key testing, summer planning, counseling, and college visiting tips.

Choosing an Appropriate Walking Cane

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes ...

The Scary Health Moment That Left This Man Feeling Vulnerable

Ken Solin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I had a scary moment around a health issue recently, not something I've ever been concerned about before. I woke up one morning with excruciating pain in my back to the extent I couldn't function. I called my doctor who recommended a spine specialist and wrote a prescription for painkillers.

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we...