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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

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.

Senior Citizens Boogie The Night Away At Their Own Prom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

The belles of this ball are a little older and a little wiser, but still know how to get down. Project Generations, an organization run by student...

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

When I'm 64, or Maybe 63? Public Views About Retirement Age

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Many Baby Boomers are facing a difficult decision: when to retire? Their personal choices are being made in the context of a longstanding debate about the appropriate age for workers to leave the workforce.

CMS: It Cuts Deep

Hector Barreto | Posted 06.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector Barreto

The ongoing impact of Medicare Advantage cuts imposed by CMS on the sustainability of a successful program is not only proving to be detrimental for America's seniors; it is unacceptable.

Home Health Aides, Patients and Families: The Complex Challenge of Delivering Safety (Part One)

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Although the majority of home care cases go smoothly, we need to ensure that our home health aides, nurses and therapists are also prepared for any difficulties that may arise in dealing with clients or their family members.

Debt and the Deceased: How Should Spouses and Heirs Proceed?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Anyone can die leaving debt behind. Spouses and families should help prepare or revise estate plans to address current credit issues and create an action plan for the possibility of remaining debt after the borrower dies.

Seeing the College Admissions Glass as Half-Full

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

The happiest students in this process are willing to attend several colleges on their lists; they realize that these colleges will offer them extraordinary programming, including merit scholarships.