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The Grandma Scam That Is Sweeping The Country

Inga | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Inga

The voice on the other end of the phone couldn't have been more enthusiastic. "Hi grandma!" said a late teen-early 20-ish voice. It definitely wasn't one of my grandsons, the oldest of whom is seven.

Let a Veteran Inspire You

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

As Veterans Day approaches, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be in touch with so many of the men and women who have shaped this country's history...

Will Your Aging Parents Engage With You About Their Life?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Christopher Burgess

All aging parents should have the "four talks" with their elder children (boomers). No child wants to be the initiator of these discussion, so we elders can take the bull by the horns and get it started.

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

Whether it's due to pride, a desire to maintain their independence, or forgetfulness, if you have aging parents there are likely things they aren't telling you. And that can be both troubling and dangerous.

Bittersweet Video Offers Intimate Peek Into The Lives Of The Elderly

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty

Junk Mail from Voyager on Vimeo. When we think of old age, we might imagine spending our golden years enjoying retirement with our loving part...

Seniors and Driving: Encouraging Safety Behind the Wheel

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

Remember those formative teenage years and how nervous you were getting behind the wheel for the very first time? Later in life, if you helped a teenager of your own learn to drive, you likely experienced equal - if not superior - bouts of nervousness.

Understanding Reverse Mortgages: Beware of Misleading Ads

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

When it comes to celebrity spokespeople pitching reverse mortgages on TV, don't believe everything you hear. Many of these ads are misleading and don't always give you the whole story.

Ezekiel Emanuel's Misguided Wish to Die at 75

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Getting old isn't easy and life in the final stages can be daunting. But for the vast majority of the elderly I've worked with, it's still preferable than the alternative.

Social Security Beneficiaries Stiffed Amid Benefits Debate

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries will not get a raise in 2016, the government announced on Thursday. "With consumer pr...

How 2 Organizations Are Bringing Hope And Care To Greece’s Elderly

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 10.18.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The elderly are among the social groups most affected by Greece’s economic and social crisis. According to the 2015 Global Ag...

The 'Dfree' Is A Wearable To Help People Get To The Bathroom Before It’s Too Late

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology

A Japanese company unveils a device that will let you know ahead of time when you will need to go to the toilet. Japanese company Triple W Japan has ...

How ‘The Golden Girls' Prepared Us For Retirement

Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty

Who can forget those four spirited, side-splitting, single senior ladies who lived together in a bungalow in Miami. We’re talking of course about ...

Growing Old Homeless

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 10.16.2015 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

As the US population is growing older, more people are facing economic hardship associated with retirement.

Four Unexpected Ways You'll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives.

Greece Among Worst Countries In Europe For The Elderly, Study Finds

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Elderly citizens in Greece have the worst quality of life in Europe, according to an annual study published by Help Age I...

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Cost increases and coverage changes are an annual event for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Fortunately, during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7), you have the ability to shop and compare plans and choose one that better fits your needs and budget. Your new plan will go into effect Jan.1, 2016. Here are some tips that can help with this process.

Location-Based Parenting

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

To track or not to track? I'm convinced that tracking our kids, our elderly and our pets is going to become commonplace. The technologies work relatively well and could be the deal breaker in many an unpleasant situation.

The Pope's Call Across the Generations

Donna M. Butts | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

The Pope has left the building. He inspired hope. Now it's our turn to respond by acting on that hope.

The Calculus of the Vulnerable

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Not long ago while working in our food bank, I noticed an older woman who seemed to be weighing her food before she put it in her basket. Each can, each piece of fruit, every vegetable.

Malnutrition: The New Senior Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

This week, September 28-October 2, 2015, is Malnutrition Awareness Week. It is an opportunity to spotlight a growing but under-recognized problem facing older adults in America: the hidden epidemic of malnutrition.

Should Older Americans Live in Places Segregated From the Young?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

We should not view the residential separation of the old from the young as necessarily harmful and discriminatory but rather as celebrating the preferences of older Americans and nurturing their ability to live happy, dignified, healthy and autonomous lives.

Specialized Services That Help Seniors Relocate

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The process of selling a house and moving to a new home, or downsizing to a condo, apartment or senior housing facility is a big job for anyone. But it can be especially overwhelming for seniors who are moving from a long time residence filled with decade's worth of stuff and a lifetime of memories. Fortunately, there are several specialized services available today that can help make your mom's move a lot easier.

Home Health Aides and the Negative Consequences of "Fair Wage" Legislation: Why Good Intentions Aren't Enough

Marki Flannery | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Until we agree, as a country, that the services provided by America's HHAs are worth finding the extra Medicare and Medicaid dollars to pay them what they deserve, then we will continue to suffer the negative consequences of piecemeal measures--however well-intended they may be.

HUD 202 Cannot Be Zeroed Out

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This program is more vital than ever as the need for affordable housing for seniors is growing exponentially. Yet, inexplicably, our leaders in Washington are de-prioritizing efforts to protect seniors by denying essential funding to HUD 202.

Ann Brenoff's Sage Insight on Aging and Family Caregiving

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

L.A-based Huffington Post writer Ann Brenoff is one to watch. She's truly distinguished herself in recent weeks for debunking some of the most common myths about marriage, aging, and family caregiving.