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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.

Seniors Act Out Their Childhood Dreams In Poignant Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty

It's been said that it's never too late to become what you might have been -- and we've got the photos to prove it. A group of Dutch seniors are l...

How to Tell When a Household Member Is Impeding Your Loved One's Care

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

"Our interventions are often for a limited time, so it ultimately falls on the family to make sure the home environment is working. We're always happy and relieved when a family reaches out to us and asks how they can help."

My Last Lesson

Erin Parker | Posted 06.05.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

When your back is against the wall and you're bloodied and bruised, are you going to give up or fight your way out? The only way out is through, and to make it, you are going to need something more than physical strength.

New Physical Therapy Partnership Revolutionizes Post-Surgical Hip and Knee Rehab

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Katherine*, a 70-year-old semi-retired lawyer, was recently discharged from the hospital following hip replacement surgery, the hardest part of h...

How to Compare and Locate Senior Housing Options

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There's a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what's appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here's a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you search.

Growing Old Ungracefully

Barry David Kluger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Barry David Kluger

In the often-revived Broadway musical "Pippin," the mother of Charlemagne says to her grandson, "I believe if I refuse to grow old, I can stay young till I die."

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

How to Find and Choose a New Doctor

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Thanks to the Internet, finding and researching doctors is a lot easier than it use to be. Today, there's a wide variety of websites you can turn to that provide databases of U.S. doctors, their professional medical histories, and ratings and reviews from past patients on a number of criteria.

Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Short-term thinking created our current climate predicament.

Why People DO Get Crankier As They Age

Deborah Gaines | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I envy my mother's frankness. I still have to listen politely to people I dislike; I rarely get the option of walking away. If my son told his math teacher she was misguided, he'd get hauled to the principal's office.

Home Improvement Assistance Programs for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of programs available that can help seniors with home repairs and improvement projects for aging-in-place, but what's available will depend on the person in question's financial situation and where he lives. Here are some different options to explore.

Aging in Place: When Technology Can Help

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.

Obsession With Confined Space

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marwa Azab

Why are we so fascinated with walls? Tall, thick and soundproof? For the longest time, isolation has been a method of shunning a person who has tran...

This 84-Year-Old Can Do Yoga Like Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty

While you're struggling to do downward-facing dog and spending most of your time in the child's pose, this senior is able to cross his feet behind his...

During Older Americans Month, It's Time to Celebrate Democrats' Protections for Our Seniors

Steve Regenstreif | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Steve Regenstreif

In May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. As a proud older American and member of the Democratic Party, I wanted to take the time to recognize how honored I am to be a leader in the Party that understands the importance of protecting our generation.

The Secret to Long-Lasting Love: Sweat the Small Stuff -- Together

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Jody Gastfriend

This past spring weekend my husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day -- belatedly. On February 14th, we had planned a romantic evening at a nice restaurant where we would also celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Instead we ended up in a snow bank.

Woman With a Blowtorch: Another Late Blooming Artist

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

May Day Open Artists' Studios combined perfect weather with an opportunity to see artists' works all around my town (Palo Alto, CA). I chose to check out Rochelle Ford's place because I'd interviewed her previously for my book, The Vintage Years and I wanted to get another peek at her luscious artwork.

Handsome Soap Star's Surprise Visit to Senior Center

HooplaHa | Posted 06.30.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

The daily life of retirement can become very humdrum without the stimulation of family, friends and a career. That's why Daniel Cosgrove, the dashin...

Understanding Medicare's Enrollment Rules

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The strict rules and timetables for Medicare enrollment can be confusing to many new retirees, so you're wise to plan ahead. Here's a simplified rundown of what to know. First, a quick review.

How to Talk to Your Elderly Parent About the Dangers of Falling

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A simple fall can cause a serious hip fracture, broken bone or head injury, which can lead to hospital stays, disability, loss of independence and even death. But even falls without a major injury can cause seniors to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active.

What You Need To Know About Scams And Why Scammers Have You On Their Radar

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

The number of different types of scams is limited only by the scammers' imagination to concoct them. Here are some common scams to watch out for.

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the problem of forgetting to take a medication, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is especially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day.

Grandma and Grandpa Updated Their Status

Nimati Emam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology
Nimati Emam

When it comes to our tactics and the tools we use to communicate with today's seniors, we are definitely falling short on their expectations, they have outpaced us.