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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...

When You're Obsessed With The Notion Of Aging Alone

Ken Solin | Posted 04.16.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

The notion of aging alone strikes fear into the hearts of many single older boomers, sufficient to cause some to spend an unhealthy amount of time pondering the end alone. Whether or not this is a rational approach to getting older, it's a real-world situation for many.

From Connected Cows to Wearables for Seniors -- Here's Where We Are With Internet of Things Post-#IoTDay2016

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.14.2016 | Technology
Beverly Macy

What do connected cows and wearables for seniors have in common? They are just two new innovative solutions in the world of #Iot 2016.

Auto Insurance Discounts for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I've read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they retire or reach a certain age. ...

It's Time For Age Pride, Instead of Ageism

Joanne Friedland Roberts | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Joanne Friedland Roberts

It takes an act of imagination to enlarge our ideas of beauty, value, self worth and possibility. Ashton aims to lead a revolution against age discrimination, making ageism as politically incorrect as sexism or racism. And I'm in! It's time for "age pride" to go mainstream.

An Encore of Service

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Surveys show that at least 45 million of the more than 100 million Americans over 50 are eager to serve their communities and country in their later years. Most worry they are leaving the world in worse condition than they inherited and want to make it right.

Sex and Seniors - STDs A New Reality For The Elderly

Derrick Y. McDaniel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty
Derrick Y. McDaniel

Sex, sex and more sex. Lately it seems wherever I go (speaking event, supermarket, funeral etc.) I get asked questions about seniors having sex. In ...

Booster Shots Recommended for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are ...

What I've Learned About Birthdays After 93 Years

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I have lived 93 years with no stop sign in sight. Nothing wrong with that scenario. If I'm going to celebrate, it's going to be a celebration of waking each day with the same energy and love for living.

New Ways to Solve Senior Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last several years, trends show that the number of seniors living in extreme poverty - those earning less than $6,000 a year - is also growing significantly.

The Best Side Effect Of Reaching Age 93

Phyllis Sues | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

For me the best side effect of living 93 years is feeling good, liking who I am and loving this incredible long journey. There is no future and no past. So just 'being' is a pretty good side effect of living.

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

As brilliant and hilarious as Life in the Boomer lane's posts may be, she never repeats subject matter within a few months. She is making an exceptio...

You've Almost Made It: The Last Two Months Are Officially Here!

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Zara Puskuldjian, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. ...

Think Getting Older Is Boring? These 18 Photos Say Otherwise.

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty

No, life doesn't go downhill after 50. Here at Huff/Post50, we like to believe that happiness is more of a U-shaped curve over a lifetime. Post 50s h...

The Elders Are All Right: Why Hundreds of Seniors Plan to Risk Arrest This April in Washington

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Lynne Iser has plans to get arrested next month, and she wants hundreds of other elders by her side when she does. The campaign has been endorsed by over 100 organizations (including the one I work for, Avaaz), and counts a number of celebrities and public figures among those pledging to risk arrest in nonviolent civil disobedience.

How Retirees Can Save on Prescription Eyeglasses

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.14.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Prescription eyeglasses today aren't cheap. You can easily spend $200 for a basic pair, but if you want designer frames or need bifocal or progressive lenses the price can more than double. Here are a few different options that can help you save.

What I Love Most About My Small School

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 03.11.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

Packed lecture halls and being one in a sea of 80 or more students is a common image of a college classroom. However, at a small school like mine, Keene State College, no student is lost in the masses.

Mommy and Me and Marijuana

Catherine Hiller | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Catherine Hiller

My husband is very supportive. My three grown sons feel some mixture of pride, amusement, and embarrassment about my latest book Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir, which has been featured in popular publications and websites. My friends are happy for me in my new role as a marijuana advocate. But my mom does not approve.

The Real Reason So Many Older People Are Using Social Media

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 03.07.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members.

Five Unexpected Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Dave Austin | Posted 03.04.2016 | Fifty
Dave Austin

When 2016 started, many adults 50 and over set high expectations for self-improvement. For many, that meant wanting to lose weight, becoming more acti...

The Other Thing Hollywood Has Been Getting All Wrong

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

People 65 and older are now the fastest-growing age group in the western world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It's no wonder, then, that the silver screen is rapidly growing a deeper shade of silver.