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Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew of...

6 Service Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Michael A. Moodian

In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.

Negative Thoughts About 'Old People' Linked To Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty

A word of caution for anyone who thinks "old people" are just feeble and decrepit -- you might not fare so well yourself when you get to that age. Two...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Snippet Park: Remember those words. Thinking differently sure makes the world a more friendly and accessible place. And the experience I felt straight...

Insurance Authorizations: How to Get the Home Health Care You Need, When You Need It

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

At age 88, Mrs. J. has lived in the same Brooklyn neighborhood for more than a quarter century. A few months ago, she was taken to the hospital with a...

Emerging Crisis for Seniors: It's Probably Not What You Think

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

As November is National Caregiver Month, I wanted to shine a light on a topic that caregivers and their loved ones are facing at increasing rates, but that very few people are talking about in public -- senior malnutrition.

How "Catfish" Star Nev Schulman Is Using Emojis to Get Older Adults Connected This Thanksgiving | Posted 11.20.2016 | Impact

Nev Schulman is the face of Grandparents Gone Wired, a campaign from and Mentor Up. This holiday season, Grandparents Gone Wired activates young people to teach their grandparents -- or other older adults -- how to text and how to use emojis.

The Thoughts Of An Aspiring Writer

Phyllis Sues | Posted 11.20.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Why do I write? Where does it come from? I would like to write like I talk. Thank goodness, I write better than I talk because when I talk I can't always find the words at that exact moment. Whereas when I write, I always find the words because I have time.

Seniors Understand the Value of Life

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

The elderly want to fight death the same way we all do. Because life is incredible. And in fact, we should want them around. They have navigated many decades and many challenges. They have wisdom and they have perspective to spare and to share.

The Grandma Scam That Is Sweeping The Country

Inga | Posted 11.14.2016 | Fifty

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 11.05.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | 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 11.05.2016 | 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 partne...

Seniors and Driving: Encouraging Safety Behind the Wheel

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.28.2016 | 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 10.26.2016 | 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 10.21.2016 | 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 pri...

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

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

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

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 i...

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 10.09.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 Internationa...

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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.