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How to Improve Your Balance as You Age

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't think much about practicing their balance, but you should, the same way that you walk to strengthen your heart, lungs and overall health, or you stretch to keep your body limber.

Grandparents, Grand Votes

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

With lawn signs, TV ads, phone calls and more, it's a rich time for grandparents and all older adults to teach young people how important it is to be a good citizen.

A Guide to Finding Affordable Dental Care

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors living on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace. While there's no one solution to affordable dental car, there are a number of options that can help cut your costs.

When "at First glance" Deserves a Second Look

Ellie Hollander | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ellie Hollander

This particular measure, which usually takes a back seat to the official poverty rate in the news and media reports, paints a far more realistic portrait of what seniors in America are really experiencing.

Be 'Ageful' Not Ageless!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

What would it be like to be genuinely ageless? Would this give us the capacity to ward off permanently the encroaching years? Would we remain just as ...

Yagana Shah

These Amazing Elders Prove That Age Is Just A Number | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty

At HuffPost50, we love proving that age is just a number. As Yoko Ono once said, “Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a conc...

The Natural: Ritchie Torres Is Redefining Both Identity and Politics in New York City While Scoring a Big Win for LGBT Seniors

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

At 26-years-old, the youngest member of the New York City Council is a self-proclaimed "old soul." He's a freshman Councilmember, but is already part of the leadership there, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Housing.

Technology Just Got A Whole Lot Easier With The RealPad

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

AARP is launching an android tablet called the RealPad, aimed at tech-shy Boomers and Seniors. It is currently available to order online and will ship in the middle of October.

What to Consider When Choosing a Walk-in Bathtub

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I'm interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that's easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips?

Time to Put Your Money in Motion?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many indicators suggest that our economy is nearing record levels, and now's an excellent time to assess a possible move.

Vaccination Options Available to Seniors this Flu Season

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's a buffet of flu shots available to seniors this flu season, along with two vaccinations for pneumonia that you should consider getting too.

Making the Transition From Corporate to Creative Writing

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Donna Marie Williams

I still fantasized about writing novels, but when I got home from work, I never seemed to have enough energy at the end of the day. Whenever I attempted to write creatively, the words never "sounded" right.

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big Savings

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which ...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Problem gambling among seniors is definitely on the rise. Seniors have time and money on their hands, and the influx of casinos across the country have made access to gambling much more convenient. Here's what you should know, along with some tips and resources that can help your mom if she does indeed have a problem.

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

Geezer Masters Techno-Speak

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Fran Moreland Johns

Technology, for anyone born after 1980, is part of your language. But the rest of us? It's like learning to speak in tongues. And learning curves do not always move smoothly upward.

What Every Caregiver Needs To Know About The Healthcare System

Laurie Levy | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I'm a senior trying to care for an even more senior parent. There are lots of us. We are grandparents who are struggling through our "golden years," some of us still working far beyond age 65. Many of us are trying to be good "children" for our parents at the same time we are trying to be present in the lives of our grandkids. It's a tough, multi-generational balancing act.

How to Get a Medicare-Covered Power Scooter or Wheelchair

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore.

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Is Life Insurance Needed in Retirement?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While many retirees choose to stop paying their life insurance premiums when they no longer have young families to take care of, there are a few reasons you may still want to keep your policy.

Hospice Healing: Care in the Palm of Your Hand

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

When Kei Okada maneuvered his bike through the streets of Manhattan one morning recently, he had a lot on his mind, including the vehicles whizzing ar...