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Octogenarians

Why My Grandparents Are My Best Friends

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Jenna Amatulli

My grandparents are not my best friends because they're my consistent champions. They're my best friends because they understand me in the way that I don't really understand me yet.

An Octogenarian's Adventures In Online Dating

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

That's really scary, I said to Heather, my 46-year-old trainer. I don't want to do this. Heather insisted, it was not about a new set of exercises that she was promoting, it was for me to get online on a dating site.

These Celebrities Prove It's Never Been A Better Time To Turn 80

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Pat Boone turns 80 this year. I know! Oh, Bernadine! Please say it ain't so! Then, I discovered that his 'April Love' co-star -- Shirley Jones -- also turns 80 this year. Stop it! How did Debbie Reynolds go from a 20-something pubescent 'Tammy' to a spunky senior citizen? And there are more. We found 42 celebs who will turn 80 to 89 this year

What Does It Feel Like to be in Your 80s?

Quora | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Quora

To be this age is largely luck. To be this age and reasonably healthy with peace of mind is even luckier. To be this age, be healthy, and not lonely makes one feel so lucky that you want to gulp the moments down like a drowning man reaching air.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

My Lunch Group

Richard Abrons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

I am part of a NYC lunch group that has met for lunch once a month for the past fifteen years and is still going strong. There are six of us, all in our mid-eighties. Some of us have been friends for 72 years; others, a mere 50 years.

Clint Eastwood: 'Hot-Doggin' It' at the RNC

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Eastwood is 82, and his appearance just before Mitt Romney took the stage was an opportunity for him to leave his legacy on the political process.

What's Next for Arlen Specter?

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dana Sachs

Now that Specter has lost his job, we shouldn't expect him to go quietly into retirement. At 80, he could still have a fruitful career as a grocery store bagger or Washington lobbyist.