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Aging Americans

How Much Muscle Have You Lost Over the Past 10 Years?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The idea of even starting to exercise after entering middle age and beyond may be as attractive as swimming with sharks. Yet current research is indicating that as muscle mass decreases, so also does muscle strength.

LOOK: The 20 Professions With The Oldest Employees

Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty

Every day 10,000 people will turn 65 until 2030. This oft-cited statistic is already impacting conversations around health care, caregiving and the ec...

Which Gender Has It Harder When It Comes To Aging?

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) - Aging is a concern for many Americans, particularly its impact on health, but men se...

Baby Boomers' Defining Characteristics Could Help Them Redefine Aging in America

Rhonda L. Randall, D.O. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Rhonda L. Randall, D.O.

Boomers should take heart knowing that what makes their generation unique could make their senior years healthier and more enjoyable than they might expect them to be.

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Older Workers

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We believe that every older American deserves the chance to live independently through the power of work.

Paying Off Our Real Debt

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Ai-jen Poo

Older Americans are the deepest source of wisdom, values, and character we have as a nation. We owe them a debt of gratitude more profound than any other. And we have a responsibility to care for them as they spent their lives caring for us.

The Greedy Geezers Libel

Caryl Rivers | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

We seniors are part of a generation that marched, and protested and worked to change the nation, mostly for the better. So don't expect us to take this libel lying down.

Weak Economy Forces Elderly To Delay Retirement

Wall Street Journal | Jennifer Levitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the falling real-estate and stock markets erode their savings, many aging Americans are delaying retirement, electing labor over leisure in uncerta...